Learning Objectives Discover your own personal speaking style Learn about your main strengths and weaknesses Learn to open up in front of an audience and share personal details Learn to control your nervousness Learn to prepare for a speech Pre-requisites None Elements Microphone: May be used Notes: May be used Presentation Software: Must not be used Lectern / Podium: May be used Time Speech 4 min 5 min 6 min Project Outline This is the first medium-size speech you'll have to present, and the real beginning of your Educational Path. The goal of the project is to prepare and deliver a speech talking about yourself. Structure your speech so that it has an opening, a body and a conclusion. Instead of delivering a whirlwind of information (as if it was a resume or a job interview), try instead to use the following approaches: Share two to four short anecdotes and stories from your life that you believe best represent your personality. Share one thing from your past, one thing from your present and one thing you expect in the future. Talk about your hobbies and dreams Talk about your past and current jobs and interests Talk about the places you've lived in Talk about past achievements you're proud of, and of your future goals. Talk about your family, relatives and your pets. Many other approaches are possible, but remember - you will not have time to talk about more than three of four items in total. Try to mention at least one item of information from the personal sphere , and one from the professional sphere. You can use notes for this speech, but if you do: Don't write the whole speech - just the opening, the points you want to talk about in the main body and the conclusion. By all means, do not memorize the speech - merely the opening and the conclusion. Instead of ending the speech with a "Thank you" or "And this is me" or something similar, try to: Say what you expect of the future Say what you're proud of currently End with a quote you like that represents either the present or future you, or your present or current situation. Prepare for the speech by rehearsing at home, in front of a mirror. It doesn't matter if you don't say the exact words every time No matter what you do, it's very important that you speak for at least 4 minutes Project Description (In Progress) Evaluation Card Speech Tips and Hints ... External Resources ... Note: Please always check with the official Agora Speakers International Wiki for the latest versions of the educational projects.