World History students have been grouped and assigned an African country at random. Each student’s job is to give a two minute speech focusing on one of the effective speaking traits (Poise, Voice, Life, Eye Contact, Gestures, or Speed) while sharing information about their African country.
Speakers will be allowed to use a confidence monitor, which contains notes, or highlights of their speech. Speaker notes can be Google Docs or handwritten & displayed via doc cam. Note: this is not a teleprompter. The notes do not move.
Purpose: This speech will demonstrate: (P) – poise when describing the history of an African state.
Country: Liberia began in 1822.
Background: Liberia was founded by freed American slaves.
Issues/Problems: Authoritarian rule through the 1980s. Civil War in the 1990s.
Conclusion: I chose to focus on poise because…