Friday, May 8, 2015

How good a lecturer are you? In what ways can you improve yourself?

“All speech, written or spoken is a dead language until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.”
                                                                                                    - R.L. Stevenson
Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature - School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB-AM, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday

Photo: a state-of-the-art lecture hall

 You might use this checklist to evaluate yourself.  Try and see.
 A good lecturer           

1- Sticks to his prepared outline.

2- Shows enthusiasm for his subject.

3- Uses notes and and advanced devices, but does not read from them.

4- Uses Simple language.

5- Speaks clearly and fluently.

6- Modulates his voice for emphasis and variety.

7- Does not jump from one theme to another, but connects them logically and gracefully.

8- Responds to the state of mind of his audience.

9- Avoids unpleasant mannerisms and gestures.

10- Is calm and relaxed.

11- Makes each member of the audience feel that the lecture is meant personally for him.

12. Wears appropriate attire, show his best grooming.

* Based on the lecture of Prof. Shimon Zuckerman, Afro-Asian Institute, Tel-Aviv, Israel   Dr. Rotor was visiting fellow at the Afro-Asian Institute, Tel-Aviv in  1992, as chief adviser on food and agriculture of the Senate of the Philippines.

"Great minds talk about ideas;
Average minds talk about event;
Poor minds talk about people."
                           -  Annonymous 

Top photos: World's Top Lecturers: Charles Dickens (English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era, author of David Copperfield and  Oliver Twist); Helen Keller ( American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. Keller wrote a total of 12 published books, including The Story of My Life, a best seller). 

Lower photos:Richard Dawkins (English ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and writer. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford's Professor for Public Understanding of Science);  Ralph Nader (American political activist of Lebanese origin, as well as an author, lecturer, and attorney. Areas of particular concern to Nader include consumer protection, humanitarianism, environmentalism, and democratic government).~

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