You are not only giving speeches. You are an ACTIVE audience member as well.
You are graded on the idea that you are actively engaged as a listener...even if you are just pretending.
A tremendous amount of bravery and courage is necessary to give a speech. Therefore you must do the following in order to ensure that the speaker feels that you are listening: Stay off your phone Heads are up Eyes are open Do not eat Do not shuffle through binders or bookbags Do not interrupt Look at the person speaking and every once in a while, nod or smile at the person giving a speech (not in a way that will make them laugh...be appropriate). Give positive, negative, positive input