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ERIC Number: ED384927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Enhancing Basic Public Speaking Skills through the Use of a Combination Lecture Strategy for General Speech Preparation & Outlining.
Johnson, Orin G.
After experimenting with different combinations, a basic public speaking course instructor at Jackson State Community College, Tennessee, found that combining general speech preparation and outlining into one lecture saved time and was beneficial for students. Because of detailed, effective outlining and speech preparation, such a combination lecture demonstrates to students the practical application of course concepts and helps to combat and control their fear of public speaking. The instructor: (1) analyzed the subject areas he was having trouble incorporating effectively; (2) evaluated the chosen areas closely to find a way to combine them into one lecture; (3) used the general knowledge students accumulated over the years as supporting background information; and (4) added any other necessary components to make sure the combination of the material was inclusive of the educational goals for the combined subject areas. During the combination lecture, students are given the 12 specific steps in outlining and preparing a speech. Students are evaluated and graded based on how they have adhered to the 12 steps. The instructor usually offers the combination lecture as the first in a series of lectures on the speech preparation process. The combination strategy gives instructors an effective instrument to use during speech evaluation, helps instructors make better use of class time, aids students in becoming more efficient with their time, and gives instructors a quick way to evaluate students. (A condensed version and a detailed version of the 10 phases of general speech preparation, and a draft preparation outline are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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