This single-class activity provides a framework for instructors to “coach” students to use various delivery skills for presentational speaking. By rotating student groups through three stations, the activity cultivates the students’ understanding of direct eye contact, hand gestures, and vocal volume and articulation. Students prepare a story to share in groups and actively practice each skill while the instructor demonstrates acceptable standards. After completing a debrief discussion, students are better equipped to practice delivery skills with a frame of reference for how those skills should be cultivated in class.
Discourse: The Journal of the SCASD
Rudnick, J. J. (2017). Showing and Telling: A Technique for Teaching Delivery Skills. Discourse: The Journal of the SCASD, 4, Article 5. Available at: https://openprairie.sdstate.edu/discoursejournal/vol4/iss1/5
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First published by Discourse: The Journal of the SCASD, 2017, volume 4, article 5. Available at: https://openprairie.sdstate.edu/discoursejournal/vol4/iss1/5
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