This unit has been discontinued.
Effective Speaking in Hobart, September 2020
Classes will run from 12pm-4pm
Tuesday 1 Sept - Friday 4 Sept
Tuesday 8 Sept - Friday 11 Sept
This unit addresses the communication needs of students, current and intending professionals required to speak in presentation contexts. Participants will experience specific vocal and physical skills in the presentation of dynamic and highly focused material and tasks. Various delivery techniques and strategies enable participants to reach an identified or intended audience with impact and purpose. How to address performance anxiety and transfer these skills to professional contexts is part of the study profile of this unit. The skills-based and experiential learning approach supports and provides the confidence necessary to present in front of an audience to facilitate professional development.
- This course is practical in nature and involves working with the body and voice in front of and with other people in the context of group work.
- Attendance is essential.
- This course requires a good standard of written and spoken English and is not an ESL or related form of language study linked to the improvement of spoken or written English.
|Unit name||Effective Speaking|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- Effectively prepare and present a diverse range of texts to an audience.
- Critique presentations through an understanding of the notion of self as presenter and the importance of observing others in the context of effective speaking.
- Identify improvements in presentation skills through awareness of physical and vocal habits that inhibit communication, and through applying releasing techniques.
- Critically examine, discuss and document individual vocal progression and achievements.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
3 hrs weekly, practical sessions (13 wks) - or - 39 hours comprised of Intensive daily summer / winter school workshop sessions
Assessment Task 1: Presentation 1 40%
Assessment Task 2: Self-assessment 10%
Assessment Task 3: Presentation 2 40%
Assessment Task 4: Self-assessment 10%
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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