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高級溝通課程 Advanced Communication Program

高級溝通課程

Advanced Communication Program

 
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The Entertaining Speaker
Projects address preparing and delivering an entertaining speech and incorporating humor into different aspects of speaking.

Project
Time
Objectives
Evaluation Guideline
Project 1
The Entertaining Speech

5 - 7 minutes

l            To tell a folk tale that is entertaining and enjoyable for a specific age group.
 
l            To use vivid imagery and voice to enhance the tale.
 
l            Entertain the audience by relating a personal experience. Pay particular attention to the structure of the talk.
 
l            Although it will not be as rigidly organized as other types of speeches, it should have some apparent organization.
Project 2
Resources for Entertainment

5 - 7 minutes

l            To learn the elements of a good story.
 
l            To create and tell an original story based on a personal experience.
 
 
l            Entertain the audience through the use of entertaining stories or anecdotes.
 
l            Draw material form sources other than personal experiences and adapt it to his or her own speaking style.
 
l            The speech should have a central theme or message, which is supported by the use of entertaining stories, anecdotes or quotations.
 
Project 3
Make Them Laugh

5 – 7 minutes

l            To understand that a story can be entertaining yet display moral values.
 
l            To create a new story that offers a lesson or moral.
 
l            To tell the story, using the skills developed in the previous two projects.
 
l            Deliver a humorous speech using original material drawn from his or her own experience as well as material from other sources, adapted to fit the talk.
 
l            The speech should have some degree of unity and theme and be in good taste.
 
l            I may be the Speaker’s first attempt as humor before an audience, be encouraging even if the attempt is less than successful.
 
Project 4
A Dramatic Talk


5 - 7 minutes

l            To understand the techniques available to arouse emotion.
 
l            To become skilled in arousing emotions while telling a story.
l            Entertain the audience with a dramatic talk.
 
l            The speech material is to be drawn form the speaker’s own personal experience or imagination.
 
l            The speaker should not act out the incident, but rather interpret it for the audience, using narration and dialogue.
 
Project 5
Speaking After Dinner

8- 10 minutes

l            To understand the purpose of stories about historical events or people.
 
l            To use the storytelling skills developed in the preceding projects to tell a story about a historical event or person
l            The speaker is to prepare an after-dinner speech of 8 – 10 min.
 
l            The speaker should entertain the audience by weaving jokes and/or dramatic or humorous stories around a recognizable theme.
 
l            The overall effect should be lightened and relaxed.


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Speaking to Inform
This manual contains information about organizing an informational speech and much more!
 
Project
Time
Objectives
Project 1
The Speech to Inform

5 - 7 minutes

l            Select new and useful information for presentation to the audience.
 
l            Organize the information for easy understandability and retention.
 
l            Present the information in a way that will help motivate the audience to learn.
 
Project 2
Resources for Informing


8 - 10 minutes

l            Analyze the knowledge level of your audience regarding your chosen subject.
 
l            Focus your presentation at the audience’s level of knowledge.
 
l            Build a supporting case for each major point through use of explanation, examples and information gathered in research.
 
l            Effectively use at least one visual aid to enhance the audience’s understanding.
 
Project 3
The Demonstration Talk

10 - 12 minutes

l            Prepare a demonstration speech to clearly explain a process, product, or activity.
 
l            Conduct the demonstration as part of a speech delivered without notes.

Project 4
A Fact Finding Report


10 - 12 minutes

l            Prepare a report on a situation, event, or problem of interest to the audience.
 
l            Deliver sufficient factual information in your report so the audience can base valid conclusions or a sound decision on it.

Project 5
The Abstract Concept

10 - 12 minutes

l            Present the ideas in a clear and interesting manner.
 
l            Research and organize the thought of experts on an abstract concept, theory, historical force, or social/political issue.
 

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Public Relations
Covers preparing a speech that will sway your audience to what ever it is you're promoting

Project
Time
Objectives
Project 1
The Public Relations Speech


5 - 7 minutes

l            Prepare a talk that will build goodwill for your organization by supplying useful information of interest to the audience.

Project 2
Resources for Goodwill


8 - 10 minutes

l            Research the operation and benefits of an organization or company.
 
l            Prepare a talk designed to build goodwill toward it by presenting factual information.
 
l            Analyze the common interests of your audience and focus your presentation on those interests.
 
l            Effectively use at least one visual aid to enhance the audience’s understanding.
 
Project 3
The Persuasive Approach

8 - 10 minutes

l            Direct a persuasive appeal to the audience’s self interests using a combination of fact and emotion in a speech delivered in such a manner that it appears extemporaneous.
 
l            Persuade the audience to adopt your viewpoint by the use of standard persuasive techniques.

Project 4
Speaking Under Fire



6 - 8 minutes

l            Prepare a talk to persuade a hostile audience at least to consider your position on a controversial issue.
 
l            Conduct a question-and-answer period on the speech subject.
 
Project 5
The Media Speech

8 - 10 minutes
Plus 30 seconds

l            Write a speech script behalf of a social cause.
 
l            Using the script, present the speech to persuade a general television audience.

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Facilitating Discussion
Group discussions are common, and this manual provides instruction in facilitating the most common types of discussions.

Project
Time
Objectives
Project 1
The Panel Moderator

28 - 30 minutes or 22 -26 discussion

l            Select a topic for a panel discussion.
 
l            Identify differing viewpoints to be addressed by panelists.
 
l            Organize and moderate a panel discussion.
 
Project 2
The Brainstorming Session

31 - 33 minutes or 20 -22 discussion

l            Discuss the three ideas generated in the previous project, The Brainstorming Session.\
 
l            Determine which one best resolves the problem.
Project 3
The Problem-Solving Discussion

26 - 31 minutes or 19 -23 discussion

l            Discuss the three ideas generated in the previous project, The Brainstorming Session.
 
l            Determine which one best resolves the problem.

Project 4
Handling Challenging Situations


22 - 32 minutes or 12 -21 discussion

l            Select a problem and ask club members to discuss and resolve it by either a majority vote or by compromise.
 
l            Serve as facilitator for the discussion.
 
l            Effectively handle any member's behavioral problems that may interfere with the discussion.
 
Project 5
Reaching a Consensus
31 - 37 minutes or 20 -26 discussion

l         To select a problem for the group to discuss and resolve.
 
l            As facilitator, help the group reach a consensus.

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Specialty Speeches
This manual contains information about giving the most common ones, and it covers impromptu talks, preparing inspirational speeches, selling a product, reading out loud and introducing a speaker.
 
Project
Time
Objectives
Project 1
Speak Off The Cuff

5 - 7 minutes

l            Develop an awareness of situations in which you might be called upon to deliver an impromptu speech.
 
l            Understand how to prepare for impromptu speaking.
 
l            Develop skill as a speaker in the impromptu situation by using one or more patterns to approach a topic under discussion; for example, comparing a past, present, and future situation, or before and after.
 
Project 2
Uplift the Spirit

8 - 10 minutes

l            Identify and understand the basic differences between inspirational speeches and other kinds of speeches.
 
l            Learn how to evaluate audience feeling and develop emotional rapport.
 
l            Develop a speech style and delivery that effectively expresses inspirational content by moving the audience to adopt your views.
 
Project 3
Sell a Product

10 – 12
minutes

l            Understand the relationship of sales technique to persuasion.
 
l            Skillfully use the four steps in a sales presentation: attention, interest, desire, action.
 
l            Identify and promote a unique selling proposition in a sales presentation.
 
Project 4
Read Out Loud


12 - 15 minutes

l            Arrive at an understanding of the elements that comprise oral interpretation and how it differs from preparing and giving a speech.
 
l            Learn the preparation or planning techniques of effective interpretation.
 
l            Learn the principles of presentation and develop skill in interpretive reading with regard to voice and body as instruments of communication.
 
Project 5

Introduce the Speaker
Duration of a club meeting

l            Focus on the special occasion talk from the standpoint of the introducer (function, chairman, toastmaster, master of ceremonies).
 
l            Become knowledgeable and skilled in the functions associated with the master of ceremonies.
 
l            Handle the introduction of other speakers at a club meeting.
 

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Speeches by Management
This manual offers instruction in giving speeches as a member of management.

Project
Time
Objectives
Project 1
The Briefing

8 - 10 minutes

l            Apply the key steps in the preparation of a briefing and the organization of material.
 
l            Give a briefing according to a specific objective so the audience will have an understanding of the information.
 
l            Effectively handle a question-and-answer session following the briefing.
 
 
Project 2
The Technical Speech

8 - 10 minutes

l            Convert a technical paper or technical material and information into a technical speech.
 
l            Organize a technical speech according to the inverted-pyramid approach.
 
l            Write a technical speech as “spoken language,” not as an article.
 
l            Give the speech by effectively reading out loud.
 
Project 3
Manage and Motivate

10 - 12 minutes

l            Understand the concept and nature of motivational methods in management.
 
l            Apply a four step motivational method with the objectives to persuade and inspire.
 
l            Deliver a motivational speech to persuade an audience to agree with your management proposal.

Project 4
The Status Report


10 - 12 minutes

l            Organize and prepare a status report involving the overall condition of a plan or program, or performance of a department or company in relation to goals.
 
l            Construct the report according to a four step pattern.
 
l            Give an effective presentation of the report.
 
Project 5
Confrontation: The Adversary Relationship

13 - 15 minutes

l            Understand the definition and nature of the adversary relationship.
 
l            Prepare for an adversary confrontation on a controversial management issue.
 
l            Employ appropriate preparation methods, strategy, and techniques, for communicating with an adversary group as the representative of your company or corporation.
 

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The Professional Speaker
This manual offers guidance in preparing various types of speeches in a professional atmosphere.

Project
Time
Objectives
Project 1
The Keynote Address

15 - 20 minutes

l            Identify the basic differences between keynote speeches and other kinds of speeches.
 
l            Learn how to evaluate audience feeling and establish emotional rapport.
 
l            Learn and use the processional techniques necessary for a successful keynote presentation.
 
l            Develop a speech style and delivery that effectively inspires and moves the audience to adopt your views as a collective reaffirmation of its own.
 
Project 2
Speaking to Entertain

15 - 20 minutes

l            Entertain the audience through the use of humor drawn from personal experience and from other material that your have personalized.
 
l            Deliver the speech in a way that makes the humor effective.
 
l            Establish personal rapport with your audience for maximum impact.
 
Project 3
The Sales Training Speech

15 - 20 minutes

l            Tell a sales audience how to sell a product by using a planned presentation.
 
l            Inform a sales training audience about the human experience of the buyer-seller relationship.
 
l            Use entertaining stories and dynamic examples of sales situations.
 
l            Inspire salespeople to want to succeed in selling.

Project 4
The Professional Seminar


20 - 40 minutes

l            Plan and present a seminar with specific learning objectives.
 
l            Relate to the audience by using a seminar presentation style.
 
l            Use seminar presentation techniques to promote group participation, learning and personal growth.
 
Project 5
The Motivational Speech

15 - 20 minutes

l            Understand the concept and nature of motivational speaking.
 
l            Apply a four-step motivational method with the purpose of persuading and inspiring.
 
l            Deliver a motivational speech to persuade an audience to emotionally commit to an action.
 

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Technical Presentations
Learn how to prepare technical briefings, design and present a proposal, talk about a technical subject to a nontechnical audience, present a technical paper and enhance a technical talk with the internet.


Project
Time
Objectives
Project 1
The Technical Briefing

8 - 10 minutes

l            Using a systematic approach, organize technical material into a concise presentation.
 
l            Tailor the presentation to the audience's needs, interests and knowledge levels.
 
 
Project 2
The Proposal

8 - 10 minutes + 3 – 5 min Q & A

l            To prepare a technical presentation advocating a product, service, idea or course of action.
 
l            To present your viewpoint logically and convincingly, using an inverted-pyramid approach.
 
l            To effectively use a flipchart to illustrate your message.
 
l            To effectively handle a question-and-answer period.
 
Project 3
The Nontechnical Audience

10 - 12 minutes

l            Understand the principles of communicating complex information to nontechnical listeners.
 
l            Build and deliver an interesting talk based on these principles.
 
l            Answer audience questions that arise during the presentation.
 
l            Use overhead transparencies to illustrate your message.

Project 4
Presenting a Technical Paper


10 - 12 minutes

l            Deliver an interesting speech based on a technical paper or article.
 
l            Effectively use a flipchart, overhead projector or slides to illustrate your message.
 
Project 5
Enhancing a Talk with the Internet

12 - 15 minutes

l            Understand the nature and process of a technical presentation supported with professional level visual aids.
 
l            Find or create a post meeting website for further information supporting or enhancing your verbal presentation. You may create a web page and add it to your club's website, making use of podcasting, webcasting or a basic internet template.
 
l            Use a desktop computer, Microsoft word, a web browser, a simple graphics program for photos and other images, Microsoft Power Point as well as a flip chart to support your presentation.
 

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Persuasive Speaking
Projects cover selling a product, making “cold calls,” preparing a winning proposal, convincing an audience to at least consider your side of a controversial issue or subject and persuading listeners to help bring a vision and mission to reality.

Project
Time
Objectives
Evaluation Guideline
Project 1
The Effective Salesperson

8 - 12 minutes

l            Learn a technique for selling an inexpensive product in a retail store.
 
l            Recognize a buyer's thought processes in making a purchase.
 
l            Elicit information from a prospective buyer through questions.
 
l            Match the buyer's situation with the most appropriate product.
 
l            The speaker is to enact a role play with another member. The speaker play the role of a salesperson in a store, and the other member act the part of a prospective buyer.
 
l            The Product being sold is determined by the speaker. The speaker is to first give a brief introduction explaining the persuasive process used in sales to help the audience better understand the presentation’s objectives and to evaluate the presentation.
 
l            The speaker is to introduce the role play and the partner, then conduce the role play.
 
l            Finally the speaker is to leader a brief discussion with the partner and the audience about the role play.
 
Project 2
Conquering the "Cold Call"

10 - 14 minutes

l            Learn a technique for "cold call" selling of expensive product or services.
 
l            Recognize the risks buyers assume in purchasing.
 
l            Use questions to help the buyer discover problems with his or her current situation.
 
l            Successfully handle buyer's objections and concerns.
 
l            The speaker is to enact a role play with another member. The speaker play the role of a salesperson selling an expensive product or service making a “cold call” on a prospective buyer.
 
l            The product/service being sold is determined by the speaker. The speaker is to give a brief speech about the persuasive process used in “cold call” sales to help the audience better understand the presentation’s objectives and to evaluate the presentation.
 
l            The speaker is to introduce the role play and the partner, then conduce the role play.
 
l            Finally the speaker is to leader a brief discussion with the partner and the audience about the role play.
 
Project 3
The Winning Proposal

5 - 7 minutes

l            Prepare a proposal advocating an idea or course of action.
 
l            Organize the proposal using the six-step method provided.

l            Prepare and present a proposal advocating an idea or course of action which he or she would like the audience to approve. 
Project 4
Addressing the Opposition


7 - 9 minutes + 2 – 3 min Q & A

l            Prepare a talk on a controversial subject that persuades an audience to accept or at least consider your viewpoint.
 
l            Construct the speech to appeal to the audience's logic and emotions.
 
l            To persuade an audience to accept or at least consider his or her viewpoint on a controversial subject.
 
l             The talk should appeal to the audience both logically and emotionally.
 
l            The speaker is then to field questions form the audience.
 
Project 5
The Persuasive Leader

6 - 8 minutes

l            Communicate your vision and mission to an audience.
 
l            Convince your audience to work toward achieving your vision and mission.
 
l            To communicate a vision and mission and convince the audience to help achieve them. 

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Communicating On Television

Learn how to present an editorial, appear as a guest on an interview program, be the host of an interview program, conduct a press conference and use television to train.
 
Television presentations require special preparation and attention to details. Learn how to present an editorial, appear as a guest on an interview program, be the host of an interview program, conduct a press conference and use television to train.

Project
Time
Objectives
Project 1
Straight Talk

3 + 30sec minutes

l            Present an opinion or view point.
 
l            Simulate giving a presentation as part of a television broadcast.
 
Project 2
The Talk Show

5 - 7 minutes

l            Prepare the questions that may be asked during the TV show.
 
l            Present positive image. Appear as a guest on television talk show
Project 3
When You're The Host

5 - 7 minutes

l            Conduct successful TV interview.
 
l            To understand the dynamics of a successful TV interview.
 
l            To prepare questions to ask during the interview.

Project 4
The Press Conference


3 - 5 minutes + 2 -3 Q&A

l            Understand TV press conference.
 
l            Prepare for an adversary confrontation on a controversial or sensitive issue.
 
l            Employ appropriate preparation methods
-Maintain positive image.
 
Project 5
Training On Television

5 - 7 minutes + 5 -7 Q&A

l            Learn how to develop and present an effective training program on television.
 
l            Receive personal feedback through the videotaping of your presentation.
 

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Storeytelling
This manual offers instruction in telling folk tales, personal stories, stories with morals, emotional stories and stories about historical events or people.

Project
Time
Objectives
Evaluation Guideline
Project 1
The Folk Tale

7 - 9 minutes

l            To tell a folk tale that is entertaining and enjoyable for a specific age group.
 
l            To use vivid imagery and voice to enhance the tale.
 
l            The speaker is require to speak, not read, a folk tale.
 
l            Do not act out the story, but instead interpret it for the audience, using voice and imagery.
 
Project 2
Let’s Get Personal

6 - 8 minutes

l            To learn the elements of a good story.
 
l            To create and tell an original story based on a personal experience.
 
l            The speaker is to create and tell a story based on a personal experience without using a script or note. Use vivid description and dialogue to bring the story to life.
Project 3
The Moral of the Storey

4 - 6 minutes

l            To understand that a story can be entertaining yet display moral values.
 
l            To create a new story that offers a lesson or moral.
 
l            To tell the story, using the skills developed in the previous two projects.
 
l            The speaker had 2 options: Create and tell an original story without a lesson or take a lesson from another story and create a new story to go with it.  
 
l            The story was to be entertaining and have a surprise twist to the ending, and the speaker was not to use a script or notes when telling the story.
 
Project 4
The Touching Storey


6 – 8
minutes

l            To understand the techniques available to arouse emotion. To become skilled in arousing emotions while telling a story.
l            Prepare and present an original story designed to evoke emotion among listeners, using description and dialogue. The speaker was not to use a script or notes when telling the story.
 
Project 5
Bringing History to Life

7 - 9 minutes

l            To understand the purpose of stories about historical events or people.
 
l            To use the storytelling skills developed in the preceding projects to tell a story about a historical event or person
 
l            Tell a story about a historical event or person. The event or person may be mythical, imaginative, fictional or real.
 
l            The story should have a plot and character development and should build to a climax.

Interpretive Reading

Projects include reading stories, poetry, monodramas, plays and famous speeches.
 
Project
Time
Objectives
Evaluation Guideline
Project 1
Read a Storey

8 - 10 minutes

l            To understand the elements of interpretive reading.
 
l            To learn how to analyze a narrative and plan for effective interpretation.
 
l            To learn and apply vocal techniques that will aid in the effectiveness of the reading.
 
l            Present a narrative using vocal techniques that help the audience to understand and enjoy the selection.
 
l            The speaker is to convey the author’s meaning and emotions.
 
Project 2
Interpretive Poetry

6 – 8
minutes

l            To understand the differences between poetry and prose.
 
l            To recognize how poets use imagery, rhyme, meter, cadence, and rhyme to convey the meanings and emotions of their poetry.
 
l            To apply vocal techniques that will aid in the effectiveness of the reading.
 
l            Present a poem, using vocal techniques to capture the imagery and rhythm of a poem and to convey its meaning and emotions to the audience.
Project 3
The Monodrama

5 - 7 minutes

l            To understand the concept and nature of the monodrama.
 
l            To assume the identity of a character and to portray the physical and emotional aspects of this character to an audience.

l            Present a Monondrama, assuming a character who reveals his innermost thoughts and feelings on some matter of importance.
 
l            All attention is focused on the speaker, and the speaker may seem to be talking to a second, unseen person whose unheard questions and statements seems to motivate the speaker’s words and action.
 
l            The speaker was to use voice and body to convey the mental, emotional, and physical characteristics of the person who is speaking.
 
Project 4
The Play


12 - 15 minutes

l            To adapt a play for interpretive reading.
 
l            To portray several characters in one reading, identifying them to the audience through voice changes and movement.
 
l            Present a play, or portion of a play, using voice and gestures/body movement to suggest the different characters.
Project 5
The Oratorical Speech

8 - 10 minutes

l            To understand the structure of an effective speech.
 
l            To interpret and present a famous speech.
 
l            To present a famous speech, using voice and gestures/body movement to express the original speaker’s meaning and emotions.


Interpersonal Communication

Topics in this manual include conversing with ease, negotiating, handling criticism, coaching someone to improve performance and expressing dissatisfaction effectively

Project
Time
Objectives
Project 1
Conversing With Ease

10 - 14 minutes

l            Identify techniques to use in conversing with strangers.
 
l            Recognize different levels of conversation.
 
l            Initiate a conversation with a stranger.
 
l            Use open-ended questions to solicit information for further conversation.
 
Project 2
The Successful Negotiator

10 - 14 minutes

l            Employ win/win negotiating strategies to achieve your goals.
 
l            Enjoy the benefits of win/win negotiating.
 
Project 3
Diffusing Verbal Criticism

10 - 14 minutes

l            Respond non-defensively to verbal criticism.
 
l            Employ a five-step method to identify the problem, diffuse the attack and arrive at a solution.
 
Project 4
The Coach


10 - 14 minutes


l            Determine reasons for someone's substandard performance.
 
l            Coach the person to improved performance.
 
Project 5
Asserting Yourself Effectively

10 - 14 minutes

l            Enjoy the mental and physical benefits of being assertive.
 
l            Employ the four-step method for addressing a problem and asking for help.
 
l            Overcome resistance to your requests.
 
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Special Occasion Speeches

This manual provides instruction in giving toasts, speaking in praise/giving a eulogy, “roasting” someone and presenting and accepting awards.

Project
Time
Objectives
Project 1
Mastering the Toast

2 - 3 minutes

l            Recognize the characteristics of a toast.
 
l            Present a toast honoring an occasion or person.
 
Project 2
Speaking in Praise

5 - 7 minutes

l            Prepare a speech praising or honoring someone, either living or dead.
 
l            Address five areas concerning the individual and his/her accomplishments.
 
l            Include anecdotes illustrating points within the speech.
 
Project 3
The Roast

3 - 5 minutes

l            Poke fun at a particular individual in a good-natured way.
 
l            Adapt and personalize humorous material from other sources.
 
l            Deliver jokes and humorous stories effectively.

Project 4
Presenting an Award


3 - 4 minutes

l            Present an award with dignity and grace.
 
l            Acknowledge the contributions of the recipient.
Project 5
Accepting an Award

5 - 7 minutes

l            Accept an award with dignity, grace and sincerity.
 
l            Acknowledge the presenting organization.
 

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Humorously Speaking
Learn how to incorporate humor into every aspect of your speech.

Project
Time
Objectives
Evaluation Guideline
Project 1
Warm Up Your Audience
 
5 - 7 minutes

l            Prepare a speech that opens with a humorous story.
 
l            Personalize the story.
 
l            Deliver the story smoothly and effectively.
 
l            Present a speech that begins with a humorous story. The story must be related to the speech topic and appropriate for the audience.
 
l            The story may be based on an actual personal experience the speaker has had or on a story from another sources.
 
l            The speaker is to personalize the story.
 
Project 2
Leave Them With A Smile
 


5 - 7 minutes

l            Prepare a serious speech that opens and closes with humorous stories.
 
l            Prepare a closing story that reemphasizes the speech's main point.
 
l            Deliver the stories smoothly and effectively.
 
l            Present a speech that begins with a humorous story and ends with a humorous story. 
 
l            The opening story should tie into the speech subject and the closing story should reemphasize the main point of the speech.
 
l            The story may be based on an actual personal experience the speaker has had or on a story from another sources.
 
l            The speaker is to personalize the story.
 
Project 3
Make Them Laugh
 


5 - 7 minutes

l            Prepare a speech that opens and closes with humorous stories.
 
l            Include jokes in the speech body to illustrate points or maintain audience interest.
 
l            Deliver the jokes and stories smoothly and effectively.
 
l            Present a speech that begins and ends with a humorous story and use several jokes in the speech body.
 
l            The humorous opening story should tie into the speech subject, and the humorous closing story should reemphasize the speech’s main point.
 
l            The jokes in the speech should illustrate or emphasize points and/or break up any tedious or complex part of the speech.
 
Project 4
Keep Them Laughing
 



5 - 7 minutes

l            Prepare a speech that opens with a self-depreciating joke.
 
l            String together two or three related jokes in the speech body.
 
l            Close the speech with a humorous story.
 
l            Present a speech that begins with a self-depreciating joke, including at least 2 sets of jokes in the speech body, with each set composed of several jokes, and ends with a humorous story.
 
l            The jokes in the speech body should illustrate or emphasize points and/or break up any tedious or complex part of the speech.
 
l            The closing story should reemphasize the speech’s main point.
 
Project 5
The Humorous Speech
 


5 - 7 minutes

l            Use exaggeration to tell a humorous story.
 
l            Entertain the audience.
 
l            Effectively use body language and voice to enhance the story.
 
l            Present a humorous speech.
 
l            The primary purpose to entertain. With a secondary purpose to make a point.
 
l            The speech should be based on some theme or subject, with all humorous stories and/or jokes related to that subject.
 
l            The humors should come from exaggeration.
 
l            The speaker is to use body language and voice to enhance the speech.


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