im doing a speech for my major. Would love to discuss how everyone is going about it. I'm having a bit of trouble with my concept and how linked it has to be to advanced course. Would love to know what everyone's topics are and any troubles they are having.I'm having trouble deciding on the audience mine is aimed at.
Were any of you at the Newtown Workshop for Eng Ext 2?
I went, got some pretty useful tips. I'll post em when i could be bothered typing it all up lol.
btw I'm interested in getting a studio too, but doesnt it cost an arm and a leg?
Tell me a bit about your speeches. I'd love to hear what other people are doing, I'm the only one in my class.
Sorry I haven't been here for a while, but exams have kept me busy. About the day at Newtown it was soooo helpful for me, since nobody in my school is doing a speech. The teachers have only had one student do a speech in the past, and he didn't go all that well. I had nothing to go by, so the day at Newtown filled me in.
Some of the notes I found useful are as follows. Make sure you have a clear context. Know who your audience is and write your speech to suit them, consider their relationship to the speaker (eg teacher, student etc). Be aware of your purpose and to what degree you want to achieve it. Use techniques appropriate for a speech, make good use of tone, diction, imagery, changing speed etc. What effect do you want to have on your audience? Consider the structure of your speech. Avoid reading an essay on tape, clearly make use of the conventions of a speech.
For an A range speech you don't require the best technology, but you do need purposefulness. Aim for the top end of the time requirement. Don't be too dry, attempt to put in some humour/ sarcasm even in serious topics. Take risks, try new angles and if you use intertextuallities make them appropriate to the audience. You'll need fluent integration of meaning values and form. The persona must be plausible and sustained (if you can't sustain an accent, don't bother with one). You will also need a great reflection statement. A great speech is pointless if you can't demonstrate that it is a result of extensive research. That's just some of the parts i found very helpful. If you'd like anymore just let me know
As for a proper transcript, I have no idea what that requires. I was just going to write up my speeches / debate in basic script format. If you hear anything on it let me know.
im new here and i just started year 12.
im doing 4 units of english and i have some ideas for my major work. i want to do a speech or a collection of speeches. but i need to ask/clarify some things:
1. how much is the actual content of the speech worth and how much is presentation?
2. can you present a couple of speeches debating an issue, if you pose as different people? (say for instance in the case of a court trial?)
3. how much should it relate or link to a text we study in class? should this be extension 1 english or just plain advanced that we link it to? do we need to link at all??
and just on another note:
for extension 1, who is doing the individual and society? any advice for the course?
thanks a lot! i wish you all the very best of luck in your exams!!