Welcome to the Fall 2012 semester! At the moment, I haven’t got a lot to post about, but I will provide you with a syllabus for this course: Syllabus for Public Speaking, Fall 2012 The link is a PDF, the format I’ll use for most handouts in this class. I’ll try update this page regularly […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Welcome!
Folks, On 3 September you did your “self-introduction” speeches. As promised, I will give you a summary of the things I thought were well done, and which could be handled better, in the self-introduction speeches you gave in front of the class. In fact, I went ahead and recorded a video summarizing the main points. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Homework for 5 September
Last time, we worked on “self-presentation.” For homework, you should practice whatever aspects of that were brought up in class: posture, facial expression, walking with confidence, finding a “home position” for your hands, and so on. Next week, we’ll spend our first class (on 10 Sept) working on some other basics for public speaking, like […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Stuff to Practice
Folks, We have already worked on: Self-Presentation Voice Projection (and breathing) Next class, we’ll add Eye Contact to the list of things we’ve worked on. For now, you should practice Self-Presentation and Voice Projection, as well as preparing a fairy tale to tell to the class. As you may have guessed, your Self-Presentation and your […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Homework
Folks, For today’s class update, please scroll down to see my post. But before you do: In all my classes, I’ve announced the opportunity to learn how to make beer. On Sunday, 23 September, I will be teaching how to make a traditional “ale” beer to any students who are interested. We will make two […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Brewing Session: Sign Up!
Hi everyone! Okay, I know you’ve all been holding your breath with curiosity, so I’m glad I can give you the information about your midterm exam. It was hard to get a decent room for this event, so close to the end of October, so our secretary did her best and came up with this: […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Midterm Exam: Date and Time and Place!
Folks, Your homework for this Wednesday is to prepare a song in English. You will sing it in class, in one of our anxiety-management exercises. We will also improvise dialogs in class that day, as an exercise in mastering dramatization of characters. As for next Monday, October 28 (the same day as your exam), you […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Homework for Wednesday
Hi folks, I was very happy last night because I managed to upload all of your videos to my class Youtube channel. But this morning, I suddenly realized that nobody would see the videos if I didn’t post them here. Sorry about the delay, but here they are! (They’re in reverse order, but I’ll try […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Your Midterm Exam
UPDATE (6 Nov. 2012) : I promised to post about the dates and times of other upcoming events in our department, so I decided to add it to this post. As it stands, the schedule is: Movie Night: Thursday, 8 Nov., 5pm. For location information, see the message board outside IH341. Free beer and a […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Movie Night: Date & Time Change & Upcoming Events
Folks, I promised a list of fallacies. I published one, but not to this class — it was under another course page! I apologize. Here’s a shorter list of Logical Fallacies: please read and review this page, and know it inside out, for Wednesday’s class — 14 November. (And by the way, the next few […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Two Lists of Fallacies