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What are you most interested in? What are you curious about? What do you wish you knew more about? The life cycle of Monarch butterflies, the origin/evolution of modern holidays, and how to make...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2016 7:38 pm UTC

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The simple answer is 80-150 words per minute, if you are reading aloud from a script and never pause or look up at your audience or ad lib. But -- that is the worst possible way to do a speech....

Latest answer posted May 2, 2012 11:09 am UTC

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The introduction to a speech should engage the audience and make them eager to hear more. At the same time, it should connect to the specific goals of the speech as well as the general topic under...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2020 1:56 am UTC

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As many of the other posts noted, most students will eventually find themselves in a position where they will have to speak in public sometime as adults. The presentation of a speech is a way to...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2012 11:59 pm UTC

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Unless one of the assignment's stated requirements was not to confuse the audience with unfamiliar language, then I would give the best mark to Student A as mastery of all levels of an academic...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2012 8:00 am UTC

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I agree that this phrase means your future is all about choices. Your future can be anything you want it to be. Some things are within your control. You can decide to work hard and accomplish...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2011 11:26 pm UTC

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This is a good question. Since, eight minutes is not a long time, you would need to get to the point pretty soon. Here are some suggestions. First, I would give the main topic of the talk right...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2012 12:42 pm UTC

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Writing a speech of two to four minutes, you will need to select a topic that can be explored or an idea that can be expressed in a short period of time. For the average reader, a single page of...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2013 3:12 pm UTC

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I can help you define and find examples for all three public-speaking terms. Let's start with size. Size Size, as the term implies, involves the size of the audience. According to Douglas Fraleigh...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2020 5:31 pm UTC

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You could use the "American Dream" as a theme for a Beating the Odds speech. There are any number of good stories of someone in history who went from rags to riches simply through hard work and...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2012 10:43 pm UTC

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An informative speech's purpose is to teach or inform the audience about a subject. When trying to find a topic for the speech, think in terms of the speaker as the teacher who will instruct his...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2013 5:25 pm UTC

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I'd first want to define what "reality tv" is and use that definition as part of the thesis. Game shows and news shows have quite a bit in common with "reality tv" and, clearly, they are more real...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2012 8:37 am UTC

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Much to the frustration of nearly every student who reads this, I think that a good case can be made for the need to do homework. The most important reason is that homework reinforces the lessons...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2013 5:04 am UTC

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The main difference between a speech and an essay is the delivery, but because the delivery is different you have to make some changes. You need to use repetition, since your reader cannot...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2012 2:54 am UTC

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This is a great question and this is an important topic. Let me give you an outline of a persuasive speech on the topic of decreasing federal school loan amounts. First, since this is a...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2012 12:21 pm UTC

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I will provide suggestions for you regarding how you can be an effective public speaker, especially in regard to non-verbal aspects of your presentation. First, you want to make sure you know your...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2020 4:34 pm UTC

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In my mind, what makes a great speech is when someone shares information that the audience can understand; provides supporting examples to add to the speaker's credibility; uses a small amount of...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2012 7:10 am UTC

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When evaluating a speech, you should first reflect on what your thoughts were when you first heard it. Les Brown is famous for his extremely motivational speeches, so perhaps you felt that his...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2020 9:21 pm UTC

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I also support the majority of the other posters. I love the idea of using a student to compare notes with. I think that it evens out the score a little bit (given the student may not be as...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2012 8:49 am UTC

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There are so many topics that can be seen as unusual. Just think of your context and choose a topic that is not in fashion. Or think of what you like and not too many people know about and you will...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2012 12:39 am UTC

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A demonstration speech or process speech presents an opportunity for the student to really shine. The topic chosen should be something that the speaker likes or knows about...but more importantly,...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2012 10:14 am UTC

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Through his study of aphasia, Jakobsen was able to find evidence to support his theory that language involves two “modes of arrangement,” including combination and selection. In normal speech...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2016 1:32 am UTC

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Researching information for a speech can be a daunting task, but it is valuable, because it can help make the informative, persuasive, or demonstrative speech much more robust. A tip for any kind...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2020 5:22 pm UTC

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You've got a great topic for a speech here, but it can be difficult to come up with an introduction that both catches your audience's attention and conveys something meaningful about the topic. For...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2020 12:28 am UTC

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I’ll help you define and find an example for the first two topics, “unprocessed note-taking” and “nonlistening.” Unprocessed note-taking According to Douglas Fraleigh and Joseph Tuman, unprocessed...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2020 4:13 pm UTC

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Can you use visual props with your speech? Consider finding an illusion that you can present to the class and start with the reaction to it. A subject like illusions demands audience involvement,...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2011 10:00 am UTC

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An effective introduction to a speech involves three main elements: the introductory statement (or hook); supporting statements; and a thesis statement. All of these are essential parts of an...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2020 7:14 pm UTC

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Even people who appear outwardly confident can suffer from negative self-talk. It is a normal human condition. If you have ever felt that everyone else in the room belongs there but you do not, you...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2020 7:46 pm UTC

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As your question already acknowledges, Douglas Fraleigh and Joseph Tuman provide some useful listening skills in their aptly named chapter “Listening Skills.” Two of their most important tips...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2020 4:47 pm UTC

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I agree with all of the above statements, but particularly Post 4. If you can be confident that you know more, or as much about your topic as anyone in the room, there is no reason why you...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2012 12:29 am UTC

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There are many different types of speeches. Without knowing exactly what type of speech you are required to give, it is a little difficult to answer your question. Therefore, I will give you...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2012 11:37 pm UTC

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I think that one of the most basic points that can be made in this speech would be that some of the world's greatest examples of literature are the works that transform the way in which individuals...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2012 6:19 pm UTC

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In writing a speech, the speaker must choose his topic. That has been done for the speaker in this situation. The topic is Values Enrich People's Lives. If this is an informative speech, the...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2012 1:45 am UTC

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Depending on whom you ask, you’re likely to get different tips. My two key tips for informative speaking are as follows. Tip one: care about your topic. It might seem obvious, but there’s little to...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2020 5:04 pm UTC

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The most persuasive speeches often come from talking about something with which you are intimately familiar. If your options for a topic are wide open, I encourage you to speak about a social issue...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2013 1:35 pm UTC

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If you've ever been terrified before giving a presentation, your fears exacerbated by negative self-talk, you're not alone. In his article "Erase Negative Self-Talk Now," Greg Cheek presents four...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2020 6:17 pm UTC

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It sounds like your instructor is placing a heavy emphasis on not presenting any biases, so I would just steer clear of anything that could possibly be perceived as controversial. Most of these...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2020 2:50 am UTC

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I agree that Paragraph B is superior, and I especially like how you are discussing the new 3D filmic techniques and how they represent themes and story aspects. You might consider mentioning the...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2012 2:03 pm UTC

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As for the interview, think about what you believe is important in a school to be well run and be successful with student learning. The hints I would give you would be to think about what makes a...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2013 10:05 pm UTC

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Size, time, and location are three of the factors one should take into account when performing an audience analysis. Size (How many people are in the audience?) How large is the audience? Generally...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2020 6:09 pm UTC

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