50 Delivery: Activities and Resources
Phillips, D.J. (2019). The 110 techniques of communication and public speaking. Ted. https://youtu.be/K0pxo-dS9Hc
Diep, K. (2019). I hired a speech therapist to fix my boring voice. Buzzfeed Video. https://youtu.be/nLDRQYeYQJg
One of the most famous examples of speech coaching is Margaret Thatcher, who worked to strengthen the authority in her voice.
Margaret Thatcher voice before/after. (2011). https://youtu.be/28_0gXLKLbk Standard YouTube License.
Valentine, C. (2018). The visual and verbal methods: A key secret to making your points stick. https://youtu.be/8rQfcEIC5fA
Emdin, C. (2013). Teach teachers how to create magic. Ted https://www.ted.com/talks/christopher_emdin_teach_teachers_how_to_create_magic?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare
The Distilled Man. How to stop saying “um”, “like,” and “You Know.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W995352_kkw
Garcia, Amaya, L. (2021). Why do we like, hesitate when we um speak? https://youtu.be/FsMWbVrjucg
- Get a cup/bottle of water that is 75% full. Use a straw to blow bubbles into the water. First practice blowing so that the bubbles are even. Now try to hum a song into the bubbles smoothly.
- Try to sing all the ABC’s without taking a breath
The Power of Silence
Movies employ the art of silence. As speakers, we can use this in our speeches to create drama and raise the emotional level.
Every frame a painting. (2014). Martin Scorsese-The art of silence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUrTRjEXjSM&t=290s