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The importance of Body Language in Presentations

The importance of Body Language in Presentations

Reclaiming Rhetoric Nam eloquentiam quae admirationem non habet nullam iudico Eloquence which doesn’t startle I don’t consider eloquence Marcus Tullius Cicero, 48 BC Pithanon tini pithanon What convinces is conviction Aristotle, 325 BC At the 2013 Festival of Education at Wellington, one of the most startling and memorable talks was given by Sam Leith on Reclaiming Rhetoric. As Sam explains, “for fifteen centuries or so, the study of rhetoric was at the centre of Western education. What is rhetoric? The study of effective speaking and writing, rhetoric is also “the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion”, according to Aristotle. Ethos, Logos & Pathos: The Three Musketeers of Rhetoric “Tous pour un et un pour tous”: Triumvir or chiasmus? Rhetoric instruction begins with three approaches, which Leith cheerfully personifies as the Three Musketeers: not Athos, Porthos and Aramis but ethos, pathos and logos. Logos is the content of your argument: ‘Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite!’ Style

10 Powerful Body Language Tips for your next Presentation Have you thought about the body language you’ll be using during that upcoming presentation? If you haven’t, you should! Body language plays a very important role in communication, in the way we’re perceived and in the way others understand our messages. So the next time you rehearse for a presentation speech, have in mind these 10 powerful body language tips: And, finally, to use body language correctly, film yourself rehearsing the speech and adjust what needs to be adjusted so as to send the right message. Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to with this graphic. 9/11 Speech - Talarforum AB September 11th 2001 Good evening. Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. A great people has been moved to defend a great nation. America was targeted for attack because we´re the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. Immediately following the first attack, I implemented our government´s emergency response plans. The functions of our government continue without interruption. I appreciate so very much the members of Congress who have joined me in strongly condemning these attacks. America and our friends and allies join with all those who want peace and security in the world, and we stand together to win the war against terrorism. This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace.

Obama's 2008 victory speech By Rosie McAndrew This comprehensive lesson plan by Rosie McAndrew, available at intermediate and advanced levels, focuses on the final part of Barack Obama's presidential victory speech. Students complete pre- and post-listening activities, including a focus on the literary style of the speech and Internet-based research tasks. You can see the full video of Obama's victory speech in the following places:

Michelle Obamas speech in New Hampshire Ethos, logos och pathos - Robin Smith Några av de första termer vi stöter på när vi ska ta oss an retoriken i skolan är ethos, logos och pathos. Dessa aristoteliska begrepp är så grundläggande att det knappast går att tala om ett retoriskt framträdande utan att beröra dem och följaktligen kryllar nätet av hemsidor och YouTube-klipp som förklarar och illustrerar dem. Ändå är det inte alltid helt lätt för eleverna att skilja på begreppen, så för att hjälpa dem med detta har jag använt mig av fyra korta klipp. Det första klippet är en enkel genomgång av begreppen. Det funkar utmärkt som introduktion (som titeln avslöjar): För att sedan illustrera hur en argumentation med stort fokus på ethos kan se ut så använder jag mig av Frank Slades (Al Pacino) tal från En kvinnas doft. Vi går sedan vidare med ett exempel på hur logos och ethos, eller i alla fall på hur en logisk respektive etisk argumentation, drabbar samman i en kraftmätning. Kvar att illustrera finns pathos, känsloargumenten.

My CPT lecturer showed us this video last semester. I still think the main points about facial expression, use of voice, posture and eye contact, are good points to note when making a formal presentation. by weesy Dec 14