Saturday, November 25, 2017

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
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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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