1. Topic-
Vocal Variety in Public Speaking
2. Content-
Voice pitch or tone, volume, pace
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.To introduce the concepts of vocal variety in public speaking.
2.To stress the importance of using vocal variety in making a speech more interesting.
3.To practice vocal variety in an actual speech.
4. Objectives-
1.The students should have a basic understanding why vocal variety is important in public speaking.
2.The students should know the three elements of vocal variety: pitch (tone), volume, pace.
3.The students should learn and apply several exercises in vocal variety that will help them improve their skills in public speaking.
5. Materials and Aids-
Vocal Variety PP presentation
Sound clips of Speaker #1 and #2
LCD projector
Printed Handouts
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Have the students listen to the two speakers: Betty Boredom and Fiona Firecracker. Ask them whether they understood both the speakers. Ask them also who they think is the better speaker. Let them think of words to describe Speaker #2.
(3 to 5 mins)

B. Development-

1. Discuss the importance of vocal variety.
2. Discuss the concept of Pitch or Tone. Provide examples and exercises.
3. Give an idea on how they can practice improving the pitch and tone of their voice at home.
4. Discuss the concept of volume.
5. Perform the breathing and greeting exercise.
6. Talk about the concept of pace.
7. Show the video of the world's fastest speaker.

C. Practice-

1.Practice in pitch - Go Higher, Go Lower.
2.Practice in tone - I won the lottery.
3.Exercise in volume - Breathing and Greeting
4. Practice in pacing - The story of The Tree Little Pigs

D. Independent Practice-

1.Using crayons or colored highlighters, mark the given speech with the correct volume, pitch, and pacing to make it sound more interesting.

E. Closure-

1.Summary of the concepts that they students have learned for that day.

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