Dear Parents/Carers Public Speaking S1/2W
This term S1/2W are concentrating on giving mini speeches to the class. The only thing they will have with them is palm cards with their speech outlined on them.
HELPFUL HINTS – PLANNING YOUR SPEECH
1. Research the topic that is given you for the week.
2. Planning your speech
Framework – Beginning, middle, end
Make an impact and grab your audience with a short introduction to your topic. It may be a question or a short story about something you have experienced.
Use your voice to emphasise a point, but still be natural.
Contains the message, goes into detail, put across your ideas and opinions.
Speak on 2 or 3 points – too many leads to unrelated ideas and a big mess.
Link your ideas together so that they flow.
Pause at relevant points – this allows your ideas to sink in.
Be confident, don’t mumble, and vary your voice and the speed.
Summing it up – bringing all of your ideas together in a brief summary.
Maintain eye contact
Use palm cards – however don’t write out your whole speech – point form only to jog your memory. They are only to be glanced at.
Practise, but not to the extent where you sound like a robot.
BE NATURAL AND HAVE FUN
Week 3- Tokyo
Week 5- Great Wall of China
Week 7- Festivals of China or Japan
Week 9 – Your choice but it MUST be about China or Japan.