Day 1 In Class Write

What makes a public speaker effective?

-Having confidence in what they are saying.

-Not speaking too slow or too fast.

-Being able to look up from the paper and engage with their audience.

-Volume control


What do you think makes a successful speech or presentation?

– Having visuals if you have access to a screen.

-Being loud enough

-Weaving facts or statements into a speech instead of just listening to them.

-Don’t just read off of a slide show.



One of the best presentations I’ve seen was a man who discussed the different privileges a person could have. He got his point across by acting as different people who have faced obstacles or bullying due to their identity. It stuck with me because it was a different approach to a presentation and his acting was incredible as well as the realistic scenarios his characters dealt with.


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