How Not to Write a Speech

Write speeches backwards

If you’ve taken a writing class, especially from an excellent teacher like Mrs. Comfort, you learned how to write a thesis statement and build your paper from there. She’s exactly right – that’s how you should write a paper for your classes and for college. Mrs. Comfort also once told …

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Welcome to Speech Class 2017!

Are you terrified of speech class?

Welcome to Speech Class Speech class. Are those the two scariest words you’ve heard this week? Apparently, after years of unsubstantiated claims that the fear of public speaking is the greatest fear, someone actually did the research with teens.  Yep.  Public speaking is number 1.  (This link goes to the …

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High School Final Speech

It’s a persuasive, inspirational speech! We’ve been talking about ethos, logos, and pathos.  We’ve talked about the status quo and the seven questions you need to answer in order to write your speech. It’s Time! Our last day of classes is approaching, so it’s time to wrap up what you’ve …

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Speech Assignment: Persuasive Speech

Speech Assignment: Persuasive Speech

Speech Assignment:  Persuasive Speech Class: Middle School only Monday, Febrary 13, 2017 Length of speech:  4-8 minutes, 4 minutes minimum. One letter grade will be deducted for going under time. Persuade us to act!  Determine your topic and call to action and create a speech that will persuade us to do …

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Invitation to Pecha Kucha in Akron

Think about this:  you have to give a presentation with 20 computer slides that will change every 20 seconds.  You have no control over the slides at all. It’s a very challenging type of presentation, but it’s also a fascinating method of presenting called PechaKucha.  This has spread around the …

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What Did You Learn Today?

Today we spent some time working on what your audience might think about your speech.  It’s important to understand the listener’s perspective on your speech. What did you learn? Perspective and Feedback Feedback is critically important (pun intended) to help you improve your speaking.  That’s why we ask for other …

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