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 Elements Microphone: May be used Notes: Should not be used Presentation Software: May be used Lectern / Podium: Must not be used Time Part 1 Speech 8 min 9 min 10 min Analysis 5 min 6 min 7 min Part 2 Speech 5 min 6 min 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 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 may not stand behind it. Project Description (In Progress) Evaluation Card Part 1 - Speech Analysis Part 2 - Speech Delivery Tips and Hints ... External Resources ... Note: Please always check with the official Agora Speakers International Wiki for the latest versions of the educational projects.