A lecture may be crafted with consistency and clarity, but sometimes an audience—especially one unfamiliar with your topic—needs some help to follow your train of thought. In Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lectern, Constance Staley offers some suggestions for building a helpful “lecture map” that orients listeners to your message’s key concepts. Download a helpful active-listening activitythat will hlep students build these skills.

Reference: Content adapted from Staley, Constance. 2003. Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lectern. Belmont: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.

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