The Art of Public Speaking

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Why teach speaking?

Speaking and Listening: Flexible communication and collaboration

Including but not limited to skills necessary for formal presentations , the Speaking and Listening standards require students to develop a range of broadly useful oral communication and interpersonal skills . Students must learn to work together, express and listen carefully to ideas, integrate information from oral, visual, quantitative, and media sources, evaluate what they hear, use media and visual displays strategically to help achieve communicative purposes, and adapt speech to context and task.

Career readiness

5. Initiative 4. Analytical Skills 3. Teamwork Skills 2. Strong Work Ethic

1. Verbal Communication

New tools showcase speaking.

Webinars Podcasts Video Skype Digital stories…

Students don

t speak well.

Blame technology : they text, tweet, Facebook Blame us : we don ’ t specifically teach speaking

It is up to you to teach students how to speak well.

Assigning ≠ Teaching

Necessary Sufficient Doable Understandable

Two distinct parts

Building a


Performing a


Audience Content Organization Visual aids Appearance



Important information Interesting information Connectors Clarifiers No verbal viruses

Basic speech plan Grabber opening Signposts Powerful closing

Relevant Accessible Important Designed, not decorated

Convey the appropriate image








ye contact






Calm & confident No shuffling, rocking, fidgeting Nervous smile That one thing you do


Every word heard

Feeling Emotion Passion


Eye Contact

Hands Face




Too fast?

Fast & slow Pause

Lesson ideas

Tell us what your favorite activity is. Why is it your favorite?

I don

t think you

re dumb.

Tropical forests cover just 7% of the world

s surface, but these forests contain year, more than half 40 million acres live there.

of the world forests are being destroyed. Each

s living species. A sad fact is that these --about the size of the state of Washington--disappear, along with the plants and animals that

They were huge--bigger than a car, even bigger than a house. Suddenly there were three more of them. My heart started beating so fast I thought it was going to burst. I looked around for a place to hide.

Life is too crazy. We are always busy. We rush to get up, wolf down breakfast, run to school, race to get kids to practice, hurry through meals, do our chores…we are always in a hurry. What if one day we just stopped? I mean stopped. Dead halt. Catch your breath. Relax. Take a break. It will improve your life.

Evaluating Speaking

PD 360

Articulation Volume Projection Enunciation Word choice Eye contact Body movement Presence Grammar

ReadWriteThink Nonverbal skills eye contact body language “ movements seem fluid… ” poise Verbal skills enthusiasm elocution Content subject knowledge organization mechanics “ no misspellings… ”

SBAC scoring guide

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