Are you stuck on your ice breaker speech presentation? Today’s class on mind mapping was supposed to help you figure out your topic and the material you want to cover in your speech.
Let’s talk about how we’re going to do these speeches.
- We can’t do all the speeches in one class session. Therefore, we will be randomly selected for the speech order by drawing cards. You will be told this week on what date you will give your Ice Breaker speech. Do not switch your date without consulting Mrs. Krajci. She gets really temperamental about that sort of thing.
- You are expected to dress appropriately for the speech presentation. Now, you may think that if you’re talking about how you love your llamas and that should allow you to wear your llama-caring clothing for the speech. You would be wrong. Please check the syllabus for the proper attire. Failure to dress properly will drop your grade. Show up in a Spiderman vs. Nightcrawler t-shirt and you won’t present at all.
- While we will have as many as 6 speeches during each presentation class, that won’t be enough to fill up the time. There will be additional assignments. Please be aware of them and be prepared. Next week, you should watch the Andrea Ambam speech listed in your syllabus and be prepared to talk about it after the class presentations are done.
- I could tell you not to be nervous, but that’s not going to be very helpful, will it. Relax! We’re going to have fun!
Evaluations by your peers
Each speaker is going to get evaluations from every member of the class. What’s an evaluation and why does it make me nervous?
It might. After all, an evaluation asks the audience to point out good things you did during your speech and suggest one thing you could do to improve. Mrs. Krajci will collect all of the evaluations and hold them until all of the speech presentations are done.
Why am I asking you to do this? It has a lot more to do with you than about the speaker you’re evaluating.
What you notice about other speakers is what you need to work on. It’s that simple. I don’t have a long explanation as to why that is. I don’t know why it is. But I know that’s how it works. So we’re going to use this tool to help you be a better speaker.
Remember these three things:
- Be kind.
- Be helpful.
- Be thoughtful.
See you next week!
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