What makes a good speech? For home learning and Exhibition this week, let’s look at what makes a good speech. On the Exhibition presentation day and evening, you’ll be presenting what you have learned throughout this Exhibition journey. It’s your chance to show off, express yourself. Remember, our theme is: How We Express Ourselves
So, for home learning this week, you are to watch and/or listen to a great speech. Then:
- Write a blog post, with a link, or better yet, an embedded video about what you learned about giving a great presentation.
- Some things you might answer are: How do they begin their speech? How do they use their voice? How do they end their speech? What makes the speech so good?
- Post this on the PYP Exhibition blog: http://blogs.yis.ac.jp/exhibition2014/
Here are some inspiration speech examples:
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=F7Id9caYw-Y (Ted Talk: Burke Baehr)
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=F7Id9caYw-Y (Ted Talk: Adora)
Here’s an example blog post from a speech we watched in class:
I watched a speech by Steve Jobs that he gave at Stanford University. It was a great speech because he spoke from his heart. He introduced the speech by outlining what he would talk about. Throughout the speech, he paused. His voice modulated up and down. You could tell that he really believed what he was saying. He gave great details: like getting fired from Apple and stories about his beginnings in life. He closes his speech with a quote and says thank you.
In my presentation, I think I will make sure to have good examples and details. I want to practice so I can speak with expression and from my heart. I’ll make sure to pause too. I don’t have to race through my speech.