Public Speaking

 

 

 

Public Speaking

Format

 

Student Name:

Student Grade:

Speech Number:

Theme: To be Determined by Teacher

Title of Speech:

Duration 3-5 minutes:

 

The number of words contained in a 3-minute speech depends on how fast you talk.

  • If you speak at 100 words per minute, there are 300 words in a 3-minute speech.
  • If you speak at 125 words per minute, there are 375 words in a 3-minute speech.
  • If you speak at 150 words per minute, there are 450 words in a 3-minute speech.
  • If you speak at 175 words per minute, there are 525 words in a 3-minute speech.
  • If you speak at 200 words per minute, there are 600 words in a 3-minute speech.

 

If you want to have a good delivery, your goal should be to speak no faster than 150 words per minute. So I would say that you should have a maximum of 450 words in your speech.

 

 

            SOME AREAS TO CONSIDER:

  • Education
  • Relationships
  • Global or local issues
  • Science
  • Social Justice
  • History
  • Technology

 

The creation of an idea

  • An idea expresses curiosity
  • An idea speaks to hope
  • An idea is the first step to an undiscovered solution

 

Questions one could ask to help students generate ideas related to the theme.

  • What does your future look like?
  • What volunteer work are you involved in that makes a difference in the community, or the world?
  • If you could change the world, how would you do it?
  • What cool technology would you like to invent?
  • What cool technology do you think is just getting started?
  • What could be different in the world?

 

TYPES OF TALKS

  • Persuade
  • Inform
  • Entertain
  • Storytelling

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

Each student will be assessed on a 50-point scale

 

CONTENT (25 Points)

  • Speech Development - Structure, Organization Support Material (10)
  • Effectiveness - Achievement of Purpose (10)
  • Speech Value - Ideas, Logic, Original Thought (5)

 

POSE/DELIVERY (25 Points)

  • Physical Appearance - Confidence, Eye contact (5)
  • Voice - Voice expression/projection, Tone & Voice (5)
  • Manner - Enthusiasm, Correctness (5)
  • Grammar, Word Selection (5)
  • Appropriateness - To speech purpose & Audience (5)

 

Focus on the following areas:

  • Eye contact
  • Volume
  • Memorization
  • Diction: Speak clear and slow
  • Confidence



Rules

  • 3:00 - 5:00 minutes in length
  • 10 Points penalty for speeches under 3:00 or over 5:00 minutes
  • Note cards optional
  • Stand for notes optional
  • Verbatim speech not allowed
  • Props and costumes not allowed
  • Speeches may be in any language



Voice branding

  • Intensity
  • Inflection
  • Rate
  • Frequency
  • Quality

 

Outline

  • Introduction and hook
  • Preview main points
  • Main points (Elaborating time)
  • Review main points
  • Conclusion and compel





 

 

 

 
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Outline for a speech

Title of your speech

Topic

 

Speech Outline Format (Not Essay Format)

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1. Introduction

A.   Capture your audience’s attention with a quote, anecdote, or personal experience

B.   Build up to your case or the main reason for your speech

C.   Summarize the main idea of your speech and/or Quickly state your three main points

1.    First Main Point

2.    Second Main Point

3.    Third Main Point      

 

2. Body

Detail, Elaborate, Enjoy each of your 3 main points

 

3. Conclusion

A.   Restate your three main points

1.    First Main Point

2.    Second Main Point

3.    Third Main Point

B.   Summarize the ideas you’ve presented

C.   Return to your introduction or conclude with a compelling remark

 
 
 
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Intro to Public Speaking for 6-8 Grades

 

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1. Introduction* (Hook, then Forecast)

2. Body

3. Conclusion 

 

*Activity ONE: PITCH

15-30 Second Intro

"Pitch, Hook, Grabber" Only!

Get your audience to believe, buy, pay attention!

Captivate your audience!
 

4 Methods: Question, Startling Fact, Interesting Story, Famous Quote

Cooperating with others

Communicating with others

Diversity of different races

Device addiction

Saving the planet

 
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