You will produce a recorded oral presentation entitled “Mes préférences”.
- To write your script, you will use your class notes and follow the format introduced in class.
- Once your script is completed, you will work on your visual support.
Visuals can be created in PowerPoint or Keynote format. You may want to create a presentation directly in Google docs. or upload your slides to iMovie. You should also include your recorded script to either tool and synchronize your speech with your visuals.
A few tips on the writing of your script:
- Include all the required elements
- Organize your ideas clearly to avoid repeating yourself
- Check your spelling as it will help your pronunciation.
A few tips on the use of visuals:
Your presentation should be visually appealing and help your audience understand what you are presenting orally.
- Include a title for each slide/frame (if using iMovie) to reinforce your spoken message
- Do not include too much text, only keywords or headings in a big enough font.
- Keep the background simple so as not to distract your audience from your main ideas.
- Use images from Google Images or Creative Commons that are relevant and specific.
- Your images should be of a certain size: do not use images that are of a too low resolution, as they become pixelated when enlarged.
- When enlarging your images, preserve the proportions by holding down the shift key while dragging a corner point.
- Make sure you cite your sources in your bibliography at the end of your presentation.
A few tips on the delivery of your speech
- Practice reading your script; make sure you know how to pronounce all vocabulary fluently. If you don’t, use a(n) (online) dictionary.
- Give a convincing presentation about your preferences through a lively delivery of your script and avoid reading without expression.
A few tips about combining speech and visuals
- Make sure you know what content of your speech goes with each slide, to ensure good synchronization of your speech with your visuals.
- Make your presentation dynamic by including a variety of visuals, so that your whole narration is not done over one static image.
- Avoid speaking too fast or on the contrary too slowly with long pauses when describing your preferences. Transitions between slides should be smooth.
Class time : Tuesday December 2nd to complete your script and begin work on your visuals.
Outside class : use of homework time to complete your project.
Make sure you have either shared your recorded presentation/iMovie with me or sent it to me as an attachment by the beginning of our class on Wednesday December 10.