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Confident Communication

Confident Communication
Speaking Tips for Educators

November 2002 | 192 pages | Corwin

Perfect your capability as a public speaker!

In his new easy-to-read resource, trained counselor and experienced educator Douglas A. Parker demonstrates a sensible, skills-based, humorous, and psychologically savvy approach to the strategies that every educator needs to develop as a public speaker. Parker also illustrates how to gain confidence and make nervousness work for you during a speech.

Ideally suited for:

  • Use in and out of the classroom
  • Professional settings and community meetings
  • Improving educators' confidence
  • Creating and evaluating written speeches

Confident Communication provides the building blocks needed for public speaking while eliminating the fear factor. Now educators can perfect their oratorical capabilities as well as enjoy the security, confidence, and support needed to create and deliver dynamic speeches.

Part I: The Foundations of Speaking
1. Understanding Public Speaking
2. Forming a Speech Study Group
3. Writing Your Speech
Part II: When Speaking Before Student Groups
4. Understanding and Managing Your Nervousness
5. Involving Your Audience
6. Discovering What is Really Important at Your School
7. Just Showing Off
8. Your Body Language Speaks Volumes
Part III: When Speaking Before Parent Groups
9. Scheduled Parent Meetings
10. Working With Parents on More Difficult Issues
11. Presenting a Persuasive Line of Reasoning
12. When Asking for Support
13. If You Need to Speak on a Moment's Notice
14. How to Field Questions From Your Audience
Part IV: When Speaking Before Parent-Teacher-Student Associations Meetings
15. Creating a Speech to Inform
16. Presenting Yourself and Your Speech
Part V: When Speaking Before Collegial Groups
17. Beyond Words -- How to Use Visual Aids
18. Leading a Staff or In-Service Meeting
Part VI: When Speaking Before Community Groups
19. Making Decisions Regarding Your Audience and Your Speaking Environment
20. Sharing Yourself With the Children
21. How to Lead and Participate in a Discussion Group
Part VII: When All Else Fails...
22. Speaking When You Cannot Say Anything
23. Using Appropriate Grammar
Part VIII: Example Speeches and The Appendix
24. Three Example Speeches
Appendix: Additional Supports
Key features
  • Basic public speaking for teachers and school administrators
  • Tips on writing and presenting speeches in all relevant settings in schools, communities, and professional settings
  • Sensible, humorous, psychologically valid, easy-to-use techniques can help turn nervousness into success

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