“All speech, written or spoken is a dead language until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.”
- R.L. Stevenson
- R.L. Stevenson
Dr Abe V Rotor
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.
"Great minds talk about ideas;
Average minds talk about event;
Poor minds talk about people."
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).~