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Examining oral communication

Watch this Ted Talk by Wendy Suzuki to examine how she uses oral communication techniques to deliver her speech.
Watch the Ted Talk given by Wendy Suzuki below to examine how these conventions are applied to an oral presentation. There is a transcript in the Downloads section also.

While watching the video, you should reflect on:

  • How Suzuki has structured her speech (was there an introduction, body and conclusion? Could you identify where her paragraphs would chunk? Did she use the paragraph structure?)
  • How Suzuki has used intonation, pace, and pauses to convey where the commas, full stops and questions are
  • What kind of style Suzuki has used based on her delivery

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

Write your reflections in the comment section.

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