Presenting in English (1) Summer 2020
Zoom meeting ID: 138-670-389
Thursday in class, we put together a progressive story and some idiomatic expressions in Chapter 10, as well as taking quick look at the chapter's model speech just to get an idea of the kinds of things we could possibly do with a story speech.
Then we watched presentation expert Guy Kawasaki go over the 10-20-30 rule. We finished off by watching a TED talk presenter talk about story telling, and especially story listening.
Friday is all yours to use preparing, presenting, and uploading your final major project, which needs to be on YouTube and a link posted in Canvas before class time Monday. Have fun with it and I'll see you then.
Remember, before we are finished, you also need to give helpful, thorough feedback as a reply under two Final Assignment posts by your classmates.
Please be ready Monday with a great Word, Quote, and Joke of the Day to wrap up the class, and to watch some videos from classmates.
We started off the day Wednesday in our usual way with the Word, Quote, and Joke of the Day.
Then we looked over our class wrap-up schedule as the summer session winds down. We finished off Chapter 8 by discussing pronunciation and idioms in that chapter.
After that, we talked about the Rule of Threes in both written and spoken language, and the Rule of Thirds in visual image design. Three is an important number in communication. Next we got started talking about Chapter 10: “Tell Me a Story.”
Tomorrow, expect to continue going over chapter 10, take a look at another tip or two on using visual aids in presentations, and maybe there’ll be time for an impromptu speech or two, if we’re lucky.
See you in class!
-In today's class, we made a good start on Chapter 8, reviewed the Organize Your speech major assignment from Six Minutes and Toastmasters, as well as talked about Public Speaking Habits to Unlearn (part 2) from the Six Minutes presentation website.
Chapter 10 is where we go next, assuming we wrap up Chapter 8 Wednesday. We should also take some time the next few days to talk about using visual aids with some PowerPoint tips from Six Minutes.
Both persuasive speaking (Chapter 8) and storytelling (Chapter 10) are two genres that might be a good fit for the Organize Your Speech requirements. You may want to prepare a speech from either of these patterns, or any other speech pattern that fits the requirements of your second major assignment. It is due to be uploaded to YouTube with a link posted in Canvas before class time Monday, July 20th. Your major assignment presentation can be any type of speech that fits the criteria for the Organize Your Speech Game Plan.
Before that, please present and upload one practice session of any speech for us to view, at least five minutes long. That practice session is strictly for homework credit, and it can be a recording of your preparation for the major assignment, or anything else. It will not be graded for quality, but it will be graded for homework points. Please get it uploaded and a link in Canvas discussions with the subject heading "Your Name/Practice" before 6 p.m. Friday at the latest. Sooner would be better so you can focus on a great final presentation for quality points.
I suggest Friday and the weekend be focused on major presentations (preparing, presenting, and uploading) All presentations need to be uploaded to YouTube and posted to Canvas by class time Monday, when we will watch a few of them together.
- We went over chapter 6 in the text, looked at details of the next major assignment from Six Minutes and from Toastmasters, and talked about a mini-lesson on bad presentation habits to unlearn from the Six Minutes presentation website.
- Chapter 8 is next, then Chapter 10 if time permits to finish things off. We will also take time to look at a few Six Minutes mini-lessons on using visuals in presentations. Friday and Monday will be focused on major presentations (preparing, uploading, and viewing in class).
See you in class,
In class today, we went through a great Word, Quote, and Joke of the Day before getting back in the book. We wrapped up Chapter 5 by going over a few common American English idioms that not all of us were familiar with such as “a deer in the headlights” and “butterflies in my stomach.”
We then jumped over to chapter 6, which deals with demonstration or how-to speeches. We went over the first few group activities on pages 70 and 71 and will continue Monday with the Presentation Preview and the rest of the chapter.
We finished off our Friday class session by watching the conclusion of the documentary on the 2008 Toastmasters International Speech Contest.
Were you surprised by the ending?
Don’t forget your Word, Quote, and Joke of the Day for Monday, as well as your homework assignment and feedback before Monday’s class.
See you next week,
--We started off today's class watching the first part of a video documentary on Toastmasters' International Public Speaking competition.
The instructor suggested that students continue getting ready for Chapter 6 for Friday and expect to watch the remainder of the video to see who won and what happened after the end of the competition.
Who do you think won?
--Remember, you also need to record a speech from Chapter 3 or 5, upload it to YouTube, and post the link in the Canvas discussion area "Your Name/Chapter 3 ( or 5)". Please have your speech uploaded by 12 noon on Saturday.
--Also, please use the correct evaluation form on page 142 or 144 to give helpful comments to two of your classmates on their speeches before we meet Monday.
--In class today, we wrapped up a few pronunciation practice details in Chapter 3 before students were reminded that their assignment for Friday was to record, upload and post a to YouTube link to the class Canvas discussion area their performance of the presentation project from Chapter 3 (p. 35) or Chapter 5 (page 65).
You can talk to the camera and do not need an audience for this presentation, but you do still need to be standing when you present and the video must show you from at least the waist up. Please have your YouTube link posted before class time Friday so we can watch some in class. Use the subject heading “Your Name/Chapter 3 (or Chapter 5).
--We continued our class session by getting started in Chapter 5. We will go on in Chapter 5 on Thursday and find out about our second major assignment soon.
See you in class!
2. We started off class today by dividing into small groups to decide which three presentations we would all watch together. Although there were some technical challenges with the instructor's computer, we managed to successfully watch and give some feedback on all three. We then continued discussing Chapter 3 in the text for a few minutes.
First, using the evaluation form for the Icebreaker speech from Toastmasters, make thoughtful, helpful, and thorough comments to two classmates as replies to their speech uploads in Canvas. For Wednesday, please pre-read and pre-answer individual questions in Chapter 3 before class. You will be asked to present, record, and upload the presentation assignment from chapter 3 or chapter 5 for Friday. Choose which ever one you like. You will not be required to speak live to an audience for this homework assignment, but you will again share the video with your classmates in the discussion folder for comments.
See you in class!
2. We started in Chapter 3. We will continue with that chapter next week (Tuesday?).
3. But first, your weekend project is the first Major assignment – The Icebreaker. Linked here is the info from Toastmasters, as well as some helpful details from the Six Minutes presentation website.
Please present your icebreaker, upload the video to Canvas under the subject “Your Name/Icebreaker” over the weekend or on Monday. I will be available during class time for questions, but we will not have regular class on Monday. Use that time, or whenever you want, to present, record, and upload your Icebreaker speech.
You should present this speech standing up, and be talking to an audience of at least three people. The camera person can be one of your three audience members. While it’s a good idea to show your audience on video before you speak, during the speech, make sure the video is focused on you and shows you speaking from at least the waist up. We don't need to see the audience while you speak. We want to see and hear you clearly on the video recording.
Your Icebreaker video should be completed, uploaded to YouTube, and the link posted to the Canvas discussion area before class time Tuesday, July 7th. We will look at a few of those videos in class on Tuesday.
See you next week!
We wrapped up the activities in Chapter 2 of the book and moved on to talk about the first major assignment for next week, the Icebreaker.
For tonight's homework: Present your Chapter 2 speech on YouTube and upload the link to Canvas discussions before class time tomorrow. Use the subject "Your Name/Chapter 2." Please post comments on Canvas as replies to at least one classmate’s speech posting using questions from the feedback form on page 141 of the textbook. (Uploaded to Canvas files)
The assignment says the speech should be two to three minutes long. Go for three minutes, please. And have fun!
In addition to talking about chapter 3 in class, and looking over a student presentation or three, we’ll talk more about next week’s Icebreaker assignment.
A link to the Icebreaker on the Six Minutes Presentation site is here. Toastmasters instructions and feedback form are linked here.
See you in class!
In class today, started with the usual Word, Quote, and Joke of the Day.
Remember: If you do the Word, Quote, or Joke of the Day, remember to choose someone to do it the next day BEFORE class time. If you wait to choose someone during class time the following day, it's too late; you'll need to do it again.
We next broke up into three small groups to decide which introduction
speeches we would watch. We chose three great examples,
watched them, and gave our classmates helpful, thoughtful feedback.
We then briefly started looking at Chapter 2, going over a unit on eye
contact. Students were asked to practice eye contact today (and for the next several days) at least three times when talking to groups of people in their day-to-day life. We also started talking about gestures and how important then can be in getting our message across.
For tomorrow, please pre-read and complete the answers to all the material in Chapter 2 that you can do on your own before class time. Save discussion topics and questions for class, but you need to complete as much as possible in Chapter 2 before we meet tomorrow. That includes bringing a meaningful object and being ready to present the Chapter 2 speech to the rest of the class live online.
See you tomorrow!
We put our Zoom classroom through the paces this second day of the session, starting off with a student-presented Word, Quote, and Joke of the Day
Then we moved on to working with the text, going over a model introduction speech from a Brazilian student on page 3, and working on some pronunciation practice with minimal pairs on page 4 and 5. In class, we didn't go over the common English sayings on page 6, but it's a good idea to look them over for idiomatic language practice when you have a minute to check them out.
For tomorrow’s upload, please use the suggestions in the second half of the chapter to create and present a speech of introduction to yourself. For this one time ONLY, you may present your speech into a webcam. Upload a video of your speech to YouTube and post the link to the discussion area of the class Canvas site. On this post, please use the subject "Your Name/Introduction". Future recorded speaking assignments will all be done standing up, with the camera viewing you from at least the waist up. You also should have an audience of at least three people for future presentations, including the camera operator.
We will get moving on Chapter 2 tomorrow, looking at effective speech delivery. We may also look at a few student introductions together, as well as impromptus.
And remember, there is always the Word, Quote, and Joke of the Day. Please be ready to present them when class begins.
Our class got off to a good start with an online Zoom session of 25 people plus the instructor. After tracking first day attendance, we took some time to introduce ourselves in our virtual classroom and start off with our first day’s Word, Quote, and Joke of the Day.
Next, we moved on to a brief course overview, and the instructor shared information about the text for this semester. You can complete the exercises in the first chapter at this link. You can buy the text at the HUFS bookstore or online from these online vendors:
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Please get a copy of the text ASAP (as soon as possible).
Then, complete all written exercises you can do on your own in Chapter 1, and put together and practice the presentation project (choose from Method A on pages 6-12 or Method B, pages 12-14).
Be ready to share your presentation with classmates online before class time Wednesday. That means presenting, uploading to YouTube, and posting a link in the Canvas discussion area. (Invitations coming soon.)
But first, record yourself saying anything for 10 to 15 seconds, upload it to YouTube (make sure it is shareable), and post the link to the Canvas discussion area before class time tomorrow (Tuesday). The subject for your first Canvas discussion post should be "Your Name/Hi!"
Tomorrow's Zoom class will be at the same link as today's class was.
Also, remember to have your Word, Quote, and Joke of the Day ready at the beginning of class.
Click the link in the Zoom invitation I emailed you, download the Zoom app, and I'll see you online in the Zoom room Monday. Get a textbook ASAP too.