Always keep constant eye contact with the audience.
Never have hands in pockets or fidgeting.
Stand with feet shoulder – width apart.
Speak slowly and clearly with crisp diction so that all may here what is being said.
Bullet Points are more effective than large blocks of text.
When using a visual aid, students should remember that their connection is with the audience.
Students, when working in groups, should have it assigned ahead of time who will speak when.
Students should look at the audience or speaker as opposed to the slide that is being discussed.
Confidence is key!
C-Credibility: How reliable is the person creating the information? Can you trace to a reputable organization such as a university, a national organization, etc.? If it is written by an author, is there a first and last name, email contact, overview of credentials, etc.? In other words, is the source trustworthy?
A-Accuracy: Is the information current? Does it give specific details to support claims such as statistics and when they were taken? Does it avoid vague language such as always, never, sometimes, etc.? Does it provide well-rounded coverage of the topic?
R-Reasonable/Reliable: Is the information balanced? Is the language professional? Is it written objectively or does it appear slanted? Is it selling/promoting something that would be a clear conflict of interest? Does it overclaim without specific support (ex: Thousands of children live on the streets today)?
S-Support: Are sources listed, contact information, something to show where the information is coming from, a bibliography,etc.?