Be prepared to give your 4 minute presentation (and 1 minute Q&A) on January 5th(although you might present on January 12th or 19th). Think about all the skills we have practiced this semester and try to incorporate them into your speech. Good luck and let me know if you have any questions!
During the next lesson (12/15) we will spend time brainstorming your topics and organizing your ideas to prepare you for presentation practice on 12/22. Remember: our final presentations will be 1/5, 1/12 and 1/19. For homework, please think of two different topics that you might want to do for your final presentaion. It’s a good idea to choose topics that are very different from each other and that are focused. Please write your 2 topic ideas in the comments.
A speech that you give without any preparation is “improvisation”. These can be the most difficult kind of speeches, but also the most fun!
Next class we will learn how to improvise with some tips and lots of practice.
Watch the video of an American student named Tam deliver an improvised speech. The teacher gives him the topic “Pokemon” and he has to make a speech. The topic then changes during his speech to “Pikachu” then “spells” and the teacher keeps changing the topic. Click HERE to watch then tell me what you think in the comments.
Let’s try it next class!
**Start thinking about the topic you might want to do for your final presentation**
–Year by Year (tell about your life from birth until today)
–Your Interests (tell about what you love)
–Common Theme (something that constantly happens in your life)
–Key Event (tell about an important event in your life)
–How I Got Here (talk about decisions and events that got you to TUFS)
Also, click HERE to watch a video of a man named Sanjay give an ice-breaker speech. Then write a comment on our blog about what you liked or noticed about Sanjay’s speech. What does he need to improve?