Life as a Gangster

Each student presents verbally a critical essay on the selected topic to the class. Each presentation Is based on the rhetorical modes from The Canadian Writer’s World. Paragraphs and Essays. By Lynn Agate, Sunsets Phaedra, Rwanda Sandburg that we have or have not discussed in class. Each presentation must be manageable within the time span of 15 minutes.

Guidelines: Read the quote carefully and reflect on it; brainstorm the ideas; analyze the rhetorical mode this quote refers to, in order to help yourself in your own development of the topic.Create your well-organized, logically-unified and critically-supported composition. Organize your essay-presentation of approve. 00-words In the form of a thesis to be clearly stated and developed, specific examples to be appropriate and clearly theorized: conclusion to be clearly controlled: flowing together, with good transitions; succinct but not choppy, well-organized. Prepare your presentation very well in order to enhance the appeal and effectiveness of your talk; with good posture and eye contact; enthusiasm, and confidence.

Criteria for Presentation Organization -thesis (clear & insightful main point) ; 2 marks -body and conclusion -coherent and integrated ideas Development [Support -critical thinking -fluency -flow -clear logic -insightful analysis -manner of speaking (audible to everyone) Communication -facial gestures Clarity of Expression Enunciation -volume/timing (too short, too long) -presentation skills -verbal [nonverbal skills -eye contact & body language -appropriateness of presentation -quality of presentation -effective phraseology making clear & effective transitions -diction (understandable speech) -articulation (appropriate voice) -expression (effective vocabulary) -elocution (voice production) -pronunciation (clear intonation) Feeling some nervousness before giving a speech is natural and healthy. It shows you care about doing well.

But, too much nervousness can be detrimental. Here is how you can control your nervousness and make effective, memorable presentation: Know the room.Be familiar with the place in which you will speak. Arrive early; walk around the speaking area and practice using any visual aids. Read your speech out odd to yourself – alone. Know the audience. Greet some of the audience as they arrive.

It’s easier to speak to a group of friends than to a group of strangers. Know your material. If you are not familiar with your material or are uncomfortable with it, your nervousness will increase. Practice your speech and revise if it is necessary. Pay attention to the way you feel when you read your speech. Is your speech easy to follow? Visualize yourself giving your speech. Imagine yourself speaking, your voice loud, clear, and assured.

When you visualize yourself as successful, you will be successful. Realize that people want you to succeed. Audiences want you to be interesting, stimulating, informative, and entertaining. They don’t want you to fail. Don’t apologize. If you mention your nervousness or apologize for any problems you think you have with your speech, you may be calling the audience’s attention to something they haven’t noticed. Keep silent.

Own anxieties, and outwardly toward your message and your audience. Your nervousness will dissipate. Gain experience. Experience builds confidence, which is the key to effective speaking. The page is created and maintained by Yawn Sun

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