# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Career Investigations Task 888408662

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate public speaking skills (e.g., large group, small group).


Demonstration should include
  • preparing a presentation
  • rehearsing the presentation
  • structuring the presentation (e.g., outlining)
  • achieving clarity
  • reinforcing the message
  • accepting constructive criticism
  • targeting the audience (for relevance)
  • being concise
  • maintaining a professional demeanor
  • providing time for questions and/or evaluation sheets from the audience.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are some workplace situations that might call for public speaking?
  • What are the most important factors to know before preparing a presentation?
  • What resources are available to help you develop public speaking skills?
  • How can identifying the audience aid in the preparation process?
  • What constitutes a professional demeanor?
  • What are the benefits of being direct and to the point?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will create multimodal presentations that effectively communicate ideas.
  1. Use effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills to deliver multimodal presentations.
  2. Use language and vocabulary appropriate to audience, topic, and purpose.
  3. Give collaborative and individual formal and informal interactive presentations.
  4. Paraphrase and summarize key ideas of a presentation.


The student will participate in and contribute to conversations, group discussions, and oral presentations.
  1. Use a variety of strategies to listen actively and speak using agreed upon discussion rules with awareness of verbal and nonverbal cues.
  2. Clearly communicate ideas and information orally in an organized and succinct manner.
  3. Ask probing questions to seek elaboration and clarification of ideas.
  4. Participate in collaborative discussions with partners building on others’ ideas.
  5. Make statements to communicate agreement or tactful disagreement with others’ ideas.
  6. Use language and style appropriate to audience, topic, and purpose.
  7. Give formal and informal presentations in a group or individually, providing evidence to support a main idea.
  8. Work effectively and respectfully within diverse groups.
  9. Exhibit willingness to make necessary compromises to accomplish a goal.
  10. Share responsibility for collaborative work.


The student will develop and deliver multimodal, interactive presentations collaboratively and individually.
  1. Select, organize, and create multimodal content that encompasses opposing points of view.
  2. Choose vocabulary and tone appropriate to the audience, topic, and purpose.
  3. Use effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills to deliver multimodal presentations.
  4. Cite information sources.
  5. Respond to audience questions and comments.
  6. Differentiate between Standard English and informal language.
  7. Evaluate presentations.