HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION NEW YORK SCHOOL ADVANCED SPEECH PD. 321 Ms. Sandra Kazan Fall, 1998 1. INTRODUCTORY 3-5 MINUTE PRESENTATION BY EACH STUDENT TO BE VIDEOTAPED WITH PLAYBACK FOR EVALUATION. 2. REVIEW OF VOICE & SPEECH SKILLS: (a) Relaxation, breath support, posture. (b) Control of nervousness. 3. ESTABLISHING GOOD RAPPORT WITH YOUR AUDIENCE: (a) Arrangement of text. (b) Genuine eye contact with audience. (c) How to eliminate distracting mannerisms. 4. VOCAL VARIETY IN SPEAKING AND READING: (a) Exercises will demonstrate the effect that vocal emphasis can achieve. (b) Pacing of speech -- how it can vary to avoid monotony, wooden and dull speech patterns. 5. FIRM ARTICULATION IN SPEECH DELIVERY: (a) Exercises illustrating how the articulators should function to produce clear understandable speech. 6. EFFECTIVE AND EXPRESSIVE PREACHING AND COMMUNICATION: Practice in the delivery of fresh and spontaneous presentations and sermons using different forms, i.e., outline, notes, fully written out text and without text. 7. SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR 3-5 MINUTE PRESENTATIONS: (a) A talk to instruct, to persuade, to defend. (b) Tell a funny story. (c) Talk about a person who has had a significant influence on your life. (d) Describe a significant place you've visited. (e) Critique a film, book, or play. (f) Read a story, poem, scene from a play.