Peer Evaluation Links

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How can I access my speech videos?
On a school machine:
  • Log into Novell (Username = First7LettersLastNameFirstInitialFirstName [givenk]; password = MMDDYYYY until you change it to something else).
  • Go to Computer
  • Go to your U drive.
  • Double click on the file ending in .mp4

From my own device when at school:
  • Go to FILR from School
  • Log into Novell
  • Double click on the file ending in .mp4 to download
  • Double click on file after downloading to view
  • Optional: Upload speech file to Google Drive

From my own device when at home:
  • Go to FILR from Home
  • Log into Novell
  • Double click on the file ending in .mp4 to download
  • Double click on file after downloading to view
  • Optional: Upload speech file to Google Drive

How will my speech be assessed?
Oral Communication Rubric- To evaluate your own speech, first watch your speech video located just outside of your MyStuff folder. To download the rubric, go to the link, choose Make a copy, save to your Google Drive, Use the highlight tool to select the sentences that apply to your performance, write a positive comment, growth comment, goal and practice strategies.

Extemporaneous Speech Self Evaluation - To evaluate your own speech, first watch your speech video(s) located just outside of your MyStuff folder on your U:\ drive. Copy and paste the chart to Word or a Google Doc and fill it out. Be sure to list comments at the bottom. Turn in your evaluation to edmodo.

Final Presentation Speech Self Evaluation - To evaluate your own final presentation, first watch your presentation video located just outside of your MyStuff folder. Then to download the rubric, go to the link, choose Download original, save to your MyStuff, Open Microsoft Word, Open ORAL COMMUNICATION RUBRIC Final Presentation Self Eval.doc, Use the highlight tool to select the sentences that apply to your performance, write a positive comment and growth comment.

What tools are there to help me organize my speech and notes?
Planning Your Speech
Electronic Note Cards - Use PPT or another presentation tool to create slides - they will serve as your note cards for your speech. You can print these in HANDOUTS layout with 4 slides per page.

Persuasive PPTs
Presentation Visual Appeal Checklist
Are Your Presentations Powerful or Pathetic?
How to Create Presentations
PPT is VISUAL - Examples
Another example

Prezi Might Be a Nice Alternative
Good overall pictures but too wordy - Environmental Biologist
Interesting presentation on NYC Sustainability
Leadership - better on word usage but covers a LOT of topics
Boosting your Career
When America Goes to College

Future Cities


Google Presentation example

Is your speech long enough?
Class Timer - Can't use this one? (needs Java download) Try Online Stopwatch

Sources for Improving Skills
**Mastering the Art of Eye Contact**
Facial Expression -
http://aquiziam.com/facial_expression.html

Speak with Authority
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennagoudreau/2011/10/26/how-to-speak-with-authority-hillary-clinton-michelle-obama/


Gestures
Use Your Body to Present Ideas
http://sixminutes.dlugan.com/toastmasters-speech-5-your-body-speaks/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_1VEFfHtn4&feature=related


Final Presentation Examples

Discovery 6
Discovery 7
Discovery 8

Student Presentation Examples
James S. - Future Cities

Extemporaneous Speeches
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHY-1KjxuNs

Goals and Strategies for Improvement:

I will demonstrate improvement in formal presentation skills through:
  • Increasing eye contact (75% or better)
    • Use note cards; practice 5-10 times; Practice in front of an audience; Think about your speech as a series of conversations with the people in your audience; Decide or set places for when I will look at the audience.
  • Developing stronger stance
    • Put hands in pockets, on podium or hold notecards; take a comfortable stance at the beginning of the speech; Imagine a string coming out of the top of your head and anchored to the ceiling, supporting your posture pulling your spine straight; If standing still is not an option, figure out how to incorporate planful movement into your speech
  • Modifying volume
    • Practice in front of others; Work on practicing supported breathing when making a speech.
  • Incorporating enthusiasm through vocal and facial expression
    • Practice in front of an audience, listen to examples of speeches by people with more animated voices and faces; think about places in your speech that need emphasis and practice what your voice, face and body will do in that section
  • Practicing more effectively
    • Practice in front of others who will give you constructive comments; Practice at least 5-10 times; Use a web cam or other device to video yourself and watch the results to identify areas for improvement
  • Using props or gestures effectively
    • Practice using props or gestures ahead of time so that it feels natural; Ms. Given will work with me to block off space for me to move within the camera shot; make sure that props or gestures fit content; Incorporate trigger or action words in speech to help me remember when to use prop or gesture; Consider topic and what would be natural or a good fit
  • Developing clearer enunciation
    • Slow down pacing and have sentences planned out for speech. Overpronounce/move mouth in exaggerated way for each word in my speech.
  • Developing stronger fluency
    • Practice speech out loud 5-10 times; Practice in front of an audience; Speak more slowly. If I do make a mistake, slow down, read the sentence again and move on.
  • Gaining the audience‚Äôs attention
    • Start speech with a question; start with a surprising statistic or fact; Use props or gestures; Use facial and vocal expression
  • Ending effectively
    • End with a question or call to action; Use props or gestures; Restate main idea or introduction, if appropriate
  • Speaking extemporaneously
    • Identify three things you know about the topic, come up with an intro and conclusion; Tie topic in with other things you know more about; Make sure conclusion clearly relates to and restates the topic



Improving Our Speeches


Speeches have to be in first or second person (talk to audience directly)
Speech needs to be more engaging than written work.
Use punctuation.
Shorter sentences.
Appropriate tone to topic - word choice and sentence structure and content.
Say speech out loud to avoid problematic word combinations.
Consider voice dynamics - when to get loud, when to get quieter.



Intros
Opening should tell what audience is going to hear.
Start with a question.
Use interesting unique vocabulary.
Start with a fact.
Onomatopoeia


Conclusions
Sharing personal feelings on topic
Reinforce opening sentence (Circle)
End with a question.
Call to action.
Make a recommendation.