March 2

ELA B10 A1.2 Visual Presentation to Accompany Oral Speech

Sometimes, when you’re speaking to the public, it can enhance their understanding and acceptance of your topic and message if you develop a visual presentation to accompany your live speech. It doesn’t have to include a lot of details, but just a few well-selected images or a brief video that supports your topic and message can help to enhance your presentation.

  • It helps your audience retain more of your message.
  • It helps you divert some of their attention from you to your presentation.

If you’re someone less comfortable, as well, with speaking in front of others, the visual you develop will draw much of your listener’s attention, taking the focus off of you.

There are examples in the handout below of poor and better choices in developing the visual presentation to accompany your speech.

There are also instructions included for how to embed/attach the media source you will pick to accentuate your presentation.

Body Language During Speaking:
Also, if you haven’t stood up in front of a group to give a presentation before or for a while, you may forget some of the elements of that to consider like:

  • eye contact with your audience – what nature looks like
  • how to hold your body in a relaxed way, vs awkward tight way
  • gestures that are natural-looking vs tense
  • movement on your feet – not shifting weight back and forth a lot out of nervousness

To help you recognize uncomfortable body language vs comfortable, you’ll watch two speakers deliver their messages. They both talked about very personal topics, so should have both been as nervous as the other, but one displays that discomfort more than the other. You’ll maybe recognize these differences as you watch.


Posted March 2, 2020 by Waldner in category ELA B10

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