Oral Presentation: Consider your final assignment. For this activity, you are to develop a presentation and associated script for your speech or release/story. You will submit the file (including script) on your blog, or if PowerPoint, you can upload it to Slideshare (slideshare.com) and include the link with your blog.
Reflect on this activity. Was it useful to your learning this week? If so, how? Record your responses in writing on your blog.
I found this week’s activity to be very beneficial to me. This is because I had not yet started work on the second assignment and so having this as an activity in the weekly work means that it made me start to really think about what my speech would entail. Whitaker, Ramsey & Smith (2012) discusses the importance of planning a speech. This activity required me to think or plan what I really wanted to say in my speech when writing it. Know your audience, research the topic and outline the speech are key points in writing a speech (Whitaker, Ramsey & Smith 2012). This really made me think about how I was going to present it and what I would say. Then I used suggestions made from McMillan (2008) where it talks about how to give a presentation that is not horrible. He suggest not putting every word on the PowerPoint, to make sure to use spell checker, use less bullet points and choose the appropriate colour scheme.
Figure Reference List
Ironside, R 2012, Premier Campbell Newman pays tribute to past conservative premiers Joh Bjelke-Petersen and Frank Nicklin during maiden speech, digital image, viewed 10 May 2016, http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/premier-campbell-newman-pays-tribute-to-past-conservative-premiers-joh-bjelke-petersen-and-frank-nicklin-during-maiden-speech/story-e6freon6-1226358769582
McMillan, D 2008, Don McMillan life after death by powerpoint, video, 14 September, viewed 2 May 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpvgfmEU2Ck
Whitaker, R, Ramsey, J & Smith, R 2012, Media writing: print broadcast and public relations, 4th edn, Routledge, New York.