Learning Objectives Learn about the elements of vocal variety and their influence on the perception of the speaker's traits by the audience. Learn about the importance of pacing andthe role of pauses and silences. Pre-requisites Having completed the previous projects of the Basic Educational Path Elements Microphone: May be used Notes: Must 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 vocal variety use and its effectiveness. For the second part, you need to prepare and deliver a speech that has a significant component of vocal variety elements. The delivered speech must: Use at least three long ( > 2 sec.) pauses at strategic locations, either for drawing attention, for creating suspense or for other dramatic effects. Vary pacing at least twice (slow-fast-slow or fast-slow-fast) Vary the volume and pitch of the voice at least twice. The speech should use vocal variety but should not be about vocal variety nor about public speaking. The speech should have all the characteristics of the previous projects.Vocal variety should have a supporting and not primary role. If all that the audience can remember from your speech is your vocal variety, then you've failed : the main goal is still getting your message across. 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.