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Learning Objectives
  • Learn about the main concepts of body language and how they increase the effectiveness of a speech.
  • Examine how great speakers use body language to enhance the impact of their speeches.
  • Learn about the possible cultural differences of the same gesture.
  • Learn about the difference in how you perceive your own body language subjectively vs how the audience sees it.
Pre-requisites
  • Having completed the previous projects of the Basic Educational Path
Recognition
  • Toastmasters International ® - "Body Language" project from the Competent Communicator manual is recognized as a substitution for the second part of this project.
Elements
Microphone
Microphone:
May be used
Notes
Notes:
Should not be used
Presentation Software
Presentation Software:
May be used
Lectern
Lectern / Podium:
Must not be used
Time
Part 1
Speech
Light Green 8 min
Light Yellow 9 min
Light Red 10 min
Analysis
Light Green 5 min
Light Yellow 6 min
Light Red 7 min
Part 2
Speech
Light Green 5 min
Light Yellow 6 min
Light Red 7 min
 

Project Outline

  • This is a two-part project, to be done in two meetings (not necessarily consecutive)
    • For the first part, you need to do a Speech Analysis of a selected speech for body language use and its effectiveness.
    • For the second part, you need to prepare and deliver a speech that has a significant component of body language elements.
  • The speech should include at least:
    • Extensive use hand and arm gestures
    • At least one or two purposeful movements on the stage
  • Try to stay in the golden middle - neither no body language at all, nor going over the top and doing a theatre show on the stage. Body language is has a supportive role, not a main role. If all that the audience can remember from your speech is your body language, then you've failed : the main goal is still getting your message across.
  • The speech should use body language but should not be about body language nor about public speaking.
  • The speaker should not use notes.
  • If there's a lectern or podium, the speaker cannot stand behind it.

Project Description

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Page last modified on Monday February 13, 2017 17:22:28 CET by sanbec.