Friday, August 21, 2009


Today we listened to our practice speeches that we did for homework. Here are a few that we would like to share. We wanted to ask you for some feedback on how we might even further improve out speeches.

Can you either leave an oral comment or type them in the comments section of this post.

Thank you.

We really appreciate it.


Moturoa said...

We loved listening to all the wonderful speeches. We didn't have enough time to record them all. Hopefully we will get to hear from some different people next week as we get to listen to some longer speeches.

Allanah K

Miss Signal said...

Great speeches! The biggest thing I would recommend is to slow down and take your time. You have some great topics that are interesting and informative, but it is hard to hear some of your important facts.

Take the time for your audience to hear what you are saying!

I also like the way you have started your speeches in interesting and different ways. This is very important to get your audiences attention!

I look forward to hearing more of your speeches!

Miss S.
Mega 25 - Elm Park School

Friends said...

To Georgia, what an awesome speech. Well done, no wonder you received a certificate from Miss K.
We all laughed - very clever.
R, H, C and Logan.

madmacnz said...

I think all these speeches were on very interesting topics, with interesting facts. I found your voices clear and I like how you spoke carefully and crisply ('t's and 'd's), without running the words together lazily like some speakers do these days.

To make your speeches even better, I suggest that you all slow down. For some reason everyone thinks that to be a fluent, confident speaker, you need to speak quickly. That is NOT true. You need to speak at a pace slow enough that the people listening have time to think about what you are actually saying. Sentences have commas and fullstops, and you can use these to give you the clues of where you need to pause or actually stop. It is not a race! This way, your listeners will be able to absorb each 'chunk' of information you give, and follow your speech more easily.

The other suggestion I have is to put the important words in your speech into BOLD type, so that you can remember to give them special emphasis and your listeners can really hear the key ideas you're wanting them to remember.

It might be interesting to practise these more slowly, and then record them again - playing both versions one after the other - before, and then after - to hear the difference - you'll be amazed how relaxing and slowing down will help make you a great speaker!

I hope that helps! You've done a great job of your recordings and I'm looking forward to hearing more!

Carol K.

NZWaikato said...

I really like the way that you have presented your speeches using voice thread, it was a great idea and wonderful to have them linked just a great way to display them for an audience. I agree with Miss Signal, you do need to think about slowing down and a bit of variation in your voices but wonderful work.
Mr Webb, Room 8, Melville Intermediate, Hamilton, Waikato.

gracenz08 said...

Great work guys!
Earlier this year Room 6 at Springston School did lots of work on speeches as well, but on this occasion we were trying to persuade our audience to vote for us. The main and most important thing I learnt was to keep eye contact and also to be loud and clear. We also learnt that making your voice exciting and not simple and quiet can really help. So keep up the great work but next time try to be a bit louder so we can all hear the wonderful things you have to say.


Anonymous said...

awesome speech Taine we loved the joke at the end love Karen and Russell