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Resources for week 2 of speech rounds:

For those of you who are preparing your speeches:

  • 8 Steps to Practicing a Presentation by Dr. Michelle Mazur — this post confirms a lot of what we talked about in class, in terms of how to best practice your extemporaneous speech. Stand up, say it out loud, and time it! Check out this post for some additional tips.

Links on how to be an engaged audience member:

  • Julian Treasure’s TED Talk on 5 Ways to Listen Better — some tips on how to be a conscious listener to the world around you (and your colleagues’ speeches!).

And finally, for everyone who’s finished their speech, here’s ‘Awesome Thing #296’:

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Watch + Critique

As we start our speech rounds, here’s something that will help you both prepare to give your speech, and prepare to critique your colleagues:

First, watch this (Tues/Thurs class, you’ve seen it already!):

and then read this: TED talk analysis: Ron Gutman “The Hidden Power Of Smiling”

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Public speaking resources

It’s about a week or so before our public speaking rounds begin, so here are some resources to help you plan and practice your speech:

  • and finally, check out this TEDxFlanders talk on public speaking by Lars Sudmann

If you’re still looking for more resources as you prepare for your speech, feel free to check out the class blog for RCM 401: Oral Rhetoric — there’s even more links/videos available over there!

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