Science 3: How to do an Oral Report

Don't scream at your listeners, don't throw things, don't get off topic, don't pretend to be Napoleon Bonaparte...unless of course the report is about him. You know what, there's too many things not to do. Why don't you just watch this video on what to do during an oral report. 

3rd GradeScience
Elementary and Middle School3rd Grade
LanguageEnglish Language

Transcript

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But there's one thing that a touch screen will never replace…

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….and that's, dun dun duuuun….oral reports. [Teacher pointing to oral reports on the blackboard]

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That's right, there's no way around it. [The screen is smashed]

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You'll have to talk to people.

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Real people. [Girl looking annoyed holding a hammer]

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But don't despair – with a few easy tips, the oral report will be over in no time, and

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you can go back to your life of texting, tweeting, snapping and instagramming.

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Tip number one, speak loudly and clearly.

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It might sound obvious, but when you're up there and the nerves start to kick in, it [Girl has xray and there are butterflies in her stomach]

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can be easy to start mumbling, stuttering and rushing through your speech.

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It may go faster, but no one will know what you're saying, so what good is that? [Boy looks confused]

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You probably put a lot of hard work into preparing your oral report, so don't let it go to waste. [Girl next to a pile of books]

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Be loud, be proud!

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Be clear, be... leap-year?

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Headgear?

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Northern hemisphere?

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Maybe just be loud, proud and clear.

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That works.

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Another tip?

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Stand still.

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Again, seems pretty obvious, right? [Girl running about at the front of class]

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Who's going to skip rope, jog around in circles, or perform a gymnastics routine while delivering [Girl doing flips]

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an oral report on the Founding Fathers? [Girl slips and hurts herself]

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…On second thought, that could be a great way to keep the audience's attention.

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But what we're really talking about is the little movements you might not be aware of.

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Fidgeting hands.

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Shifting weight back and forth.

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Maybe even a little bit of dancing on the spot. [Girl with her fists up]

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It's all distracting to your audience, so plant those feet like roots of a sturdy

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tree and don't budge.

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…Well, that is until you're done your report.

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Then feel free to walk back to your seat. [Girl smiling still stood there]

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It'd probably be pretty weird if you didn't. [Teacher looks confused]

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And when you're speaking, be sure to pause at the end of each sentence.

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Run-on sentences in your essay are a big no-no. [Huge sentence on a piece of paper]

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But run-on sentences in an oral presentation?

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That's just downright confusing.

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So pace yourself.

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Last, but certainly not least, use expression in your voice.

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Everyone's had that really boring and monotone teacher, librarian or instructor.

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The one that speaks in the same... slow... and.... emotionless.... tone... the entire time. [Teacher talking to a class]

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While that kind of speaking is great for putting people to sleep, it's not exactly good for [Students asleep in class]

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delivering an engaging oral report.

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So get passionate!

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Excited!

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Interested!

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When you sound enthusiastic, your audience can't help but feel it, too. [Teacher riding a horse]

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By speaking loudly and clearly, standing still, pausing when appropriate, and using expression, [Coop pointing at a blackboard]

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you'll be able to impress during your next oral presentation.

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And if you're still worried your audience won't love you, just bring in a box of donuts

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for everyone to enjoy.

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Nothing like pastry-based bribery to get an audience to warm up to you. [Guy holding up a box of donuts]