- Does the speaker mention the relevance of the task he/she is teaching? If so, what is it? If not, what do you think it could be?
- Are the steps clearly defined? Are there too many steps, or possibly not enough steps?
- Are there any variations/options discussed at any point during the speech? Can you think of any opportunities where any variations/options could be discussed?
- Overall, how was this speech? Mention one thing you commend the speaker for and one piece of constructive criticism. Remember: In order for the criticism to be constructive, you must supply a way in which steps can be taken to not do the thing you are commenting on in the future!
There are thousands of videos examples online of how-to demonstrations. Poke around and find one of interest to you. Watch the video, post the link and answer the following questions:
Find a video of a speaker that is of interest to you. Although our focus for this analysis is on body language, I am not requiring that this person's body language be exceptional for the sake of this assignment, I simply want to know that you can properly analyze/critique the speaker's body language, regardless of how strong it may be. Copy and paste the link in your response. Please assess their body language by answering the following questions with as much detail as possible:
-How is this person's eye contact? Be specific.
-How is this person's posture? Describe it.
-Does this person gesture well? Why or why not?
-Does this person use their space as well? *Remember: We call this bodily action!*
-How are this person's facial expressions?
*Overall: How is this person's body language?
Post the link to a welcoming speech of your choosing. Be sure to choose a video where a person is welcoming a group of people to a specific event. Answer the following questions in reference to your video:
-Who is the speaker, especially in reference to the audience?
-What is the event this group is being welcomed to/What is the common purpose these people have been brought together for? Explain it if necessary.
-Who are the members of the audience?
-What are 2 things you would commend this speaker for?
-What are 2 things that you can offer constructive criticism for?
Be detailed in your answers!
Post the link to the pet peeve video example you critiqued for homework below.
In the public eye, who is someone that you consider to be a great public speaker?
In your response, identify their name, their title/what they are known for, and at least THREE reasons why you consider them to be a good public speaker. Be sure to integrate the terms from the "Art of Delivery" worksheet into your response.
Find an online clip from a speech that this person has given that shows off the characteristics you believe make a strong public speaker. Be sure to include the link of the video in your response. Be sure to mention the strengths of this speaker as is evident in the video clip you have posted.
Remember- detail is everything! Also, technological difficulties are not an excuse for incomplete work! Please email me if you are having difficulties, and be sure to attach your response to your email for credit. :)
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