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4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Program 1. Why Public Speaking?  Allows you to express yourself.  Influence others.  Is a skill you will use throughout.

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1 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Program 1

2 Why Public Speaking?  Allows you to express yourself.  Influence others.  Is a skill you will use throughout your life! 2

3 4-H / Tropicana Public Speaking Program All students will write and give a speech in their classroom. 3

4 4-H / Tropicana Public Speaking Program You communicate everyday. When you talk, write, and listen to others. 4

5 5 P’s of Public Speaking Prepare Plan Polish Practice Present 5

6 Example of a “Bad” Speech m/category/presentation-skills/http://www.speakersuccessonline.co m/category/presentation-skills/ vQYeI0vyshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi vQYeI0vys 6

7 How to Get Started? Select a topic or a theme Have an IDEA! What is it you would like to talk about? Examples: hobbies, sports, famous person, vacation, friend, special event, animals, etc Do not use last year’s speech!!! 7

8 Begin Writing Your Speech Research your topic ⃗ Internet ⃗ Library ⃗ Newspapers ⃗ Magazines ⃗ Books ⃗ Interview 8

9 Begin Writing Your Speech Your speech should have three parts: → Introduction → Body → Conclusion 9

10 → Introduction Get Attention Introduce Topic Provide Motivation Preview Speech 10

11 → Introduction Use a short introduction to get the audience’s attention and share your main idea. Can use a famous quote, a question or your reason for choosing your topic. 11

12 → Body Give Descriptions about topic. Should give three to five main points about your topic. The points should be interesting and have a logical order. 12

13 → Conclusion Summary Quotation Summarize Speech Reemphasize Main Idea Provide Closure And end with a final thought, something you want the audience to remember about your topic 13

14 Preparing Speech Write your speech on notebook paper and have your teacher approve it Then write your speech out on note cards, skipping lines Number your note cards 14

15 How long should your speech be? Between 2 – 3 minutes Time yourself to see if your speech is the correct length 15

16 Practice Speech Recreate Setting Practice Without Memorizing Practice Out Loud Watch Yourself 16

17 Practice Speech Avoid saying “um” and “uh” Don’t talk too fast Make eye contact with the audience Speak up 17

18 18 Elements of Physical Delivery or Body Language Appearance Posture Facial Expression Eye Contact Movement Gestures

19 Giving Your Presentation Podiums are optional Do not lean on podium Use good posture & stand still 19

20 Giving Your Presentation Don’t say “thank you” at the end of your speech Look Sharp - Dress appropriately Relax, smile & have fun!!!! 20

21 Watch Your Mannerisms Playing with hair Do not fidget Chewing gum Rocking your feet Too many hand gestures 21

22 Example of a “Good” Speech FAxkOVG0jshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G FAxkOVG0js STtkmEp8Aohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=- STtkmEp8Ao 22

23 4-H/Tropicana Speech Winners 23

24 4-H/Tropicana Speech Winners 24

25 4-H/Tropicana Speech Winners 25

26 Questions? 26

27 Credits Lori Wiggins, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent, Taylor County 4-H Tracy Tesdall, Regional Specialized Agent, South District Photos by Lori Wiggins 27


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