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ERIC Number: ED471416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 175
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7619-4690-X
Confident Communication: Speaking Tips for Educators.
Parker, Douglas A.
This resource book seeks to provide the building blocks needed for public speaking while eliminating the fear factor. The book explains how educators can perfect their oratorical capabilities as well as enjoy the security, confidence, and support needed to create and deliver dynamic speeches. Following an Introduction: A Message for Teachers, Principals, and School Administrators, the book is divided into 24 chapters under 8 headings. Chapters in Part I, The Foundations of Speaking, are: (1) Understanding Public Speaking; (2) Forming a Speech Study Group; and (3) Writing Your Speech. Chapters in Part II, Speaking before Student Groups, are: (4) Understanding and Managing Your Nervousness; (5) Involving Your Audience; (6) Discovering What Is Really Important at Your School; (7) Just Showing Off; and (8) Your Body Language Speaks Volumes. Chapters in Part III, Speaking before Parent Groups, are: (9) Scheduled Parent Meetings; (10) Working with Parents on More Difficult Issues; (11) Presenting a Persuasive Line of Reasoning; (12) Asking for Support; (13) If You Need to Speak on a Moment's Notice; and (14) How to Field Questions from Your Audience. Chapters in Part IV, Speaking before Parent-Teacher-Student Association Groups, are: (15) Creating a Speech to Inform; and (16) Presenting Yourself and Your Speech. Chapters in Part V, Speaking before Collegial Groups, are: (17) Beyond Words--How to Use Visual and Other Aids; and (18) Leading a Staff or Inservice Meeting. Chapters in Part VI, Speaking before Community Groups, are: (19) Making Decisions about Your Audience and Your Speaking Environment; (20) Sharing Yourself with the Children; and (21) How to Lead and Participate in a Discussion Group. Chapters in Part VII, When All Else Fails, are: (22) Speaking When You Really Cannot Say Anything; and (23) Using Appropriate Grammar. The chapter in Part VIII, Example Speeches and Additional Supports, is (24) Three Sample Speeches. Attached are an audience evaluation sheet and the "hub and web" worksheet. Contains a 59-item glossary. (NKA)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A