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Read or Recite

Purpose   Tick  To provide you with an opportunity to exercise vocal variety and body language in the delivery of a piece written by someone else. Children's stories and excerpts from famous speeches are examples of such material. 
When preparing Tick  Choose a piece of poetry or prose and decide whether your objective will be to read or recite.
Tick  If you are going to read from a book, make a photocopy with enlarged print. This will help you follow the text more easily and enable you to look up and maintain some level of eye contact.
  Tick As with all assignments, prepare and rehearse to ensure correct timing. Readings seem to be particularly prone to going over time.
Before the meeting begins  Tick  Inform Chairman 1 of your title, and how you would like him/her to introduce you.
What to do during your assignment Tick Keep any introduction short, maximum of 15-20 seconds.
Tick  Allow yourself to concentrate on your delivery: voice, pace, pausing, gestures.... The whole idea is to relieve you of the burden of worrying about what to say.
  Tick  When you are finished, hand back to Chairman 1.
    That is the end of your assignment. You will be evaluated by the General Evaluator
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