Confident Communication: Speaking Tips for Educators
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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THE FOUNDATIONS OF SPEAKING
Forming a Speech Study Group
SPEAKING BEFORE STUDENT GROUPS
Involving Your Audience
Just Showing Off
Your Body Language Speaks Volumes
Scheduled Parent Meetings
How to Field Questions From Your Audience
Presenting Yourself and Your Speech
Beyond WordsHow to
Leading a Staff or Inservice Meeting
Making Decisions About Your Audience
How to Lead and Participate
Speaking When You Really
Three Sample Speeches