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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.

 
Introduction
 
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
 
Glossary
 
Index

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