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Developing the Body of your Speech

In our previous post, we talked about how to make your introduction effective, now we will discuss how to develop the content or body of your speech The body of your speech contains the principal ideas that support the topic you have chosen. Each idea should be presented in a paragraph. This enables your audience to follow your line of thought without being confused. If your introduction is the usher… Read More »Developing the Body of your Speech

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Diction Avenue Celebrates World Teacher’s Day

In celebration of World Teacher’s Day, October 5, 2019, Diction Avenue is giving individuals an opportunity to celebrate outstanding teachers. Do you know a teacher that has touched your life? Say something nice about your teacher and it will be featured on the next episode of Diction Avenue. The top ten posts will go live on the Avenue.  

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How to Make your Introduction Effective

After deciding on a topic to write about, the next step is to execute your decision: you need to prepare your talk. First, let us talk about the mechanics of preparing your talk. Every talk has three parts: Introduction, Body, and Conclusion. You should also consider how to tie the three parts together so that your talk is logical and coherent. In this post, we will be talking about your… Read More »How to Make your Introduction Effective

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How to Pick your Presentation Topic

How to pick your topic is an essential part of making presentations. This post is the first in a series of articles that will help persons who wish to register for the Speech Master’s National Contest to make the best presentations. Picking your Topic The topic or theme of your presentation is the first point of attraction to your listeners. If your topic is not well articulated, the listeners may… Read More »How to Pick your Presentation Topic

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How to create silent letter word lists

Word lists are a creative way of teaching learners how to say new words. It is particularly helpful in teaching difficult to sound or spell words. Therefore, word lists are a great way of teaching words with silent letters. However, to be successful in the use of word lists, it is important to follow a model. So as not to confuse the learners, words with similar characteristics should be put… Read More »How to create silent letter word lists

Spelling Words With Silent Letters

Teaching the spelling of words with silent letters can be a challenge. This is because to spell words correctly, letters are matched to their corresponding sounds. In the last post on spelling, we learned that for words with more than one syllable, we break the words into syllables and then say the letters that correspond to each of the sounds in each syllable when we spell them. When we need… Read More »Spelling Words With Silent Letters

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How to Teach Letter Sounds

Letter sounds are used for reading and speaking. These letters are often represented by special symbols. In this article, we will learn how to teach these letter sounds. How to Teach Letter Sounds As we have already learnt, the English alphabet is made up of 26 letters. The letters are used for Spelling and writing. The English language is also different from our Nigerian languages because while in our native… Read More »How to Teach Letter Sounds

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Procrastination: A Friend of Laziness

Do you have issues with some team members loafing and wasting one of the most valuable resources—time? This abridged presentation by one of our corporate speakers might interest you. It talks about procrastination and how it can kill productivity. When one is sleeping and as it’s normal, they reluctantly will want to wake up when it’s time to rise. Some, like the wife of Lot, have procrastinated leaving their comfort… Read More »Procrastination: A Friend of Laziness

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TEA: Teach, Explain, Answer

We well know that to achieve a speak-right environment, teachers must be fully involved in promoting and maintaining the speak-right culture. In their various schools, they serve as role models to their learners. For this reason, we need a training arena for all teachers where we will Teach, Explain and Answer. (TEA) That is why number 17 on the Strategic and Implementation Plan for Speech and Presentation Course states: “To… Read More »TEA: Teach, Explain, Answer

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The Costly Shortcut

Have you ever found yourself taking a shortcut to a place only to run into traffic such that you ended up spending even more time than you would have if you had taken the usual route? Well, if you have, you would have regretted your actions but then it would have been too late. Every day, people take shortcuts that have not benefited them. Consider this example. Each time they… Read More »The Costly Shortcut