Confident Communication: Speaking Tips for Educators

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Corwin Press, 2003 - Education - 171 pages
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This volume is a public-speaking resource for teachers, principals, and school administrators written by a trained counsellor and experienced teacher. This concise learning tool speaks to teachers at every level, addressing the critical affective aspects of learning how to speak in public.

The book is designed exclusively for professional educators to use both in and out of the classroom. The author takes a skills-based humanistic and sometimes humorous approach to the psychology and strategies that must be in place before a person can develop as a speaker. Educators can improve their confidence by learning how to be aware of what is happening during a speech, and gradually accentuating their essential speaking skills. Included are hands-on strategies for taking control of the process and its outcome, as well as using the Internet for creating speeches.

Every educator's job will provide opportunities for public speaking; this book provides the instructional support that everyone needs. When a speaking event arises, educators can refer quickly to this book for help in making decisions about what to say and how to say it.

 

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Contents

THE FOUNDATIONS OF SPEAKING
5
EXAMPLE SPEECHES
7
Forming a Speech Study Group
11
SPEAKING BEFORE STUDENT GROUPS
39
Involving Your Audience
48
Just Showing Off
57
Your Body Language Speaks Volumes
62
Scheduled Parent Meetings
69
How to Field Questions From Your Audience
88
Presenting Yourself and Your Speech
100
Beyond WordsHow to
107
Leading a Staff or Inservice Meeting
115
Making Decisions About Your Audience
121
How to Lead and Participate
130
Speaking When You Really
137
Three Sample Speeches
149

Presenting a Persuasive Line of Reasoning
76
If You Need to Speak on a Moments Notice
83

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Douglas A. Parker holds dual Masters degrees in Education and Counseling. He is a lifelong educator, veteran teacher, coach, and school administrator. Debate and Speech teams that have used his lessons and techniques for public speaking have won numerous local, state, national, and international titles. His strategies are sensible, psychologically valid, easy to use, and can be an essential resource for teachers and principals in schools and in all professional settings.

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