Public Speaking Elective Instructional Outline
Objective: The delegates will learn and demonstrate knowledge of effective public communication, and how perfecting public speaking skills will affect his/her inter/intrapersonal skills.
Purpose: For the delegate to engage in verbal communication while executing a public speaking task, and recognize/learn how to deal with communication barriers.
* Enough pipe cleaners for each delegate to use one
* Flashcards or computer paper
* Children’s books
I. Icebreaker: Pipe Cleaner (5 minutes)
Divide the group into pairs and give each person a pipe cleaner, the color is irrelevant. Each pair should be partnered with someone whom he/she has not yet met. Each delegate will take turns introducing themselves and give three (3) facts about their life. The person receiving the new information must then take the pipe cleaner and shape it into a symbol representing something that the other delegate mentioned about themselves. Ex: If the delegate talking within the pair says he/she plays the guitar, the opposite delegate could form the cleaner into a rough shape resembling a guitar. Each delegate will then stand up and quickly announce who their partner was, and why the cleaner is shaped the way it is.
II. Content: What is public speaking? (10 Minutes)
"Who is saying what to whom, using what medium with what effects?"
1. The purpose of public speaking can go from transmitting information, to motivating people to act, to simply telling a story.
2. Good orators should be able to change the emotions and outlooks of their listeners regarding the topic, not just inform them.
3. Interpersonal communication and public speaking have several similar components, such as: motivational speaking, leadership/personal development, business, customer service, large group communication, and mass communication. Public speaking...