CHAMPION STRATEGIES – PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP – DECEMBER 30, 2021
Choosing Your Delivery Methods
Now it’s time to determine what methods you will use to deliver your presentation. We will begin by covering basic delivery methods. Once we have a good foundation and grasp on the basic methods we will delve into more advanced methods.
Lecture: If you must lecture occasionally, use multimodality to keep your audience’s attention. Face animation, hand gestures, and voice tone are strategies that can enhance your presentation and make the delivery more interactive. Allow the opportunity for questions from the participants. Ask for a show of hands to the questions you ask.
- Further Tips to liven up a Lecture: While time-honored lecturing may be considered a boring way to teach; it can be effective if the presenter builds interest, understanding and retention; involves participants, and reinforces what has been presented.
- Provide a relevant anecdote, fictional story, cartoon, or graphic that captures the audience’s attention.
- Reduce the major points in the lecture to keywords that act as verbal subheadings or memory aids.
- Provide real-life illustrations of the ideas in the lecture and, if possible, create a comparison between your material and the knowledge and experience the participants already have.
- Interrupt the lecture periodically and challenge participants to give examples of the concepts presented so far, or to answer spot quiz questions.
- Intersperse brief activities that illuminate the points you are making.
- Post a problem or question for participants to solve, based on the information given in the lecture.
- Ask participants to review the contents of the lecture with one another or give them a self-scoring review test.
Discussion: A discussion led by the presenter can be rich in interactivity. Post visuals around the room to refer to throughout the discussion. Keep in mind that if 65% of people are visual learners, then it’s true that “a picture paints a thousand words”.
- Further Tips to Liven Up a Discussion:
- Become a part of the discussion- literally- sit with, or walk around the audience speaking to each member
- Initiate conversation – ask for members to share an idea or story
- Ask a question and invite the audience to discuss it among themselves
- Use a symbol or prop to promote retention of your topic
- Role Play to demonstrate your idea or topic
- Paraphrasewhat a participant has said so that they feel understood, and so the other participants can hear a concise summary of what has been said.
- Confirm your understanding of a statement, or clarification about what was said.
Small Group learning experiences: A small group experience provides direction toward specific learning goals, and provides a high degree of participant involvement.
· Dyads (Groups of 2). Using pairs provides unlimited options for simple interactive experiences. You can say, “Turn to the person on your right and…” Using dyads manages the attention span, the extent of influence, and the focus of the goal. The learning experience is relatively intimate.
· Triads (Groups of 3). Trios expand the focus and experience opportunities. A measure of intimacy is still retained, but multiple viewpoints can be contributed. Triads are useful for producing definitions, establishing priorities, or providing an ongoing support system.
Case Study: The case study method is the presentation of detailed information about a particular situation, often problem solving. Case studies can be very creative exercises, and they are well-suited for small groups. Here are six guidelines for developing a case study:
- Determine the principle you wish to have the case emphasize
- Establish a situation that demonstrates the principle
- Develop appropriate symptoms
- Develop the characters
- Write the case
- Provide questions to guide the learners as they process the case study to solve a problem.