Speak like a Pro: Improving Speaking Skills for Graphic Designers

Speak like a Pro: Improving Speaking Skills for Graphic Designers
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This lesson contains 17 slides, with interactive quizzes and text slides.

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Speak like a Pro: Improving Speaking Skills for Graphic Designers

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Learning Objective
At the end of the lesson, you will be able to effectively communicate and present your ideas related to graphic design on an A2/B1 level.

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Introduce the learning objective at the beginning of the lesson to set clear expectations.
What do you already know about speaking skills in graphic design?

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Introduction to Speaking Skills
Speaking skills are essential for graphic designers to share their ideas and collaborate with others. It involves clarity, tone, and body language.

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Explain the importance of speaking skills and how it relates to graphic design. Encourage students to share their personal experiences.
Vocabulary Building
Expand your vocabulary by learning industry-specific words and phrases related to graphic design.

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Provide a list of vocabulary words and encourage students to use them in their speech.
Pronunciation Practice
Practice pronouncing difficult words and sounds commonly used in graphic design.

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Provide examples of commonly mispronounced words and sounds. Encourage students to practice in pairs.
Presentation Skills
Learn how to structure and deliver a clear and engaging presentation related to graphic design.

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Provide tips on how to organize a presentation and engage the audience. Encourage students to practice in front of their peers.
Body Language
Understand the importance of body language in communication and how it can affect the message you're trying to convey.

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Provide examples of positive and negative body language. Encourage students to practice their own body language in front of a mirror.
Interactive Activity: Pitch a Design
In pairs, pitch a design idea to each other using the skills learned in this lesson.

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Pair students up and provide a prompt for them to create a design idea. Encourage them to use the vocabulary, pronunciation, and presentation skills learned in the lesson.
Interactive Activity: Group Discussion
In groups, discuss a graphic design article and present a summary of your findings.

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Divide the class into groups and provide an article related to graphic design. Encourage them to use their speaking skills to present a summary of their findings.
Common Mistakes to Avoid
Be aware of common mistakes such as speaking too fast, using filler words, and not practicing enough.

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Provide examples of common mistakes and how to avoid them. Encourage students to self-reflect on their own speaking habits.
Tips for Improvement
Practice consistently, record yourself, and seek feedback from others to improve your speaking skills.

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Provide tips on how to improve speaking skills outside of the classroom. Encourage students to create a plan for improvement.
Congratulations on improving your speaking skills related to graphic design! Keep practicing and seeking feedback to continue improving.

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Summarize the key points of the lesson and encourage students to continue practicing their speaking skills.
Provide a list of references for further reading on improving speaking skills related to graphic design.

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Provide a list of books, articles, and websites for students to explore on their own time.
Write down 3 things you learned in this lesson.

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Have students enter three things they learned in this lesson. With this they can indicate their own learning efficiency of this lesson.
Write down 2 things you want to know more about.

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Here, students enter two things they would like to know more about. This not only increases involvement, but also gives them more ownership.
Ask 1 question about something you haven't quite understood yet.

Slide 17 - Open question

The students indicate here (in question form) with which part of the material they still have difficulty. For the teacher, this not only provides insight into the extent to which the students understand/master the material, but also a good starting point for the next lesson.