Presentation Skills Put Your Body Into Your Speech

Presentation skills are the difference between a speech and an essay.  When I’m reading an essay, I can put in any emphasis I want.

Consider this poem.

To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,
In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,
Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,
From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!

Read it out loud with a deep voice, taking your time with each word.

Now do it again in a sharp, high-pitched, scared voice.

One voice is the executioner and the other is the prisoner.  Which one do you think is which?

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First Day of Speech Class

Hi.  Welcome to speech class.Welcome to Speech Class

Feeling nervous?

Nerves in Speech Class Are Normal

Speech class can be pretty scary.  Even people who like to give speeches might find the first day a bit…  nervewracking.  I think it’s a bit intimidating and I’m the teacher.

Let’s cover a few requirements and ground rules.

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