A great choice for a teacher new to public speaking or an experienced teacher looking for new activities and examples.
Suitable for a high school or college-level public speaking or hybrid class, I have developed a collection of 28 activities in an electronic workbook. The format is designed to be flexible, to copy and paste the activity into a document to print out, post to a PowerPoint slide, or deliver to students electronically -- however you wish to use it.
The activities are versatile and can be used for homework assignments, in-class small group projects, class discussion prompts, or test/quiz questions. Because textbooks so often use different terms, the items are written to allow you to accept answers that match your textbook or add your own multiple-choice options.
The collection covers the following topics:
Part I: Introduction to Public Speaking, 6 activities
Part 2: Organizing a Speech, 6 activities
Part 3: Informative Speaking, 6 activities
Part 4: Persuasive Speaking, 6 activities
Part 5: Interpersonal & Group Communication, 4 activities
Many of these are exercises I have developed in 15 years of teaching public speaking and similar classes at the college level. Other activities are commonly seen in public speaking textbooks and instructor’s manuals (i.e., using this example, identify each part of the introduction) but use examples that I have created.
Note: For a look at my approach to teaching the class, see my free blog at teachingpublicspeaking.wordpress.com. The activities in this workbook are more detailed and contain examples not available at my blog.