AGRI 183 Communication Methods Lecture Outline

Tuesday, 5 September 2006

MONDAY LAB STUDENTS GO TO LAB ON WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK (9-11 Lafayette L400, 2:30-4:30 Kalkin 325)!

Today's attendance speech (30-60 seconds, line up, concentrate on your posture): Name, where you get your current events/news coverage?


  1. Practice the standing exercise.
  2. Think about what you will do for a dramatic reading in lab (beginning next week, Sept 11!).
  3. Get Videotape, the textbooks, and read The Art of Public Speaking: Chapters. 8-14;  Present Yourself: Chapters. 4-6,

Speech date and lab role assignments given in lab this week

Review the dramatic reading grading sheet.  Example of a dramatic reading.

Next week we begin formal Class Introductions (graded, 5%):

  1. Name
  2. Family Background (brief mother and father history, names of sibs and what they are doing now)
  3. Where you grew up (describe the culture as well as the location)
  4. Academic major
  5. Why you choose UVM
  6. Interests and hobbies
  7. Plans after UVM
  8. Something about yourself that no one in the room knows

Review the formal introduction grading sheet

Review the Informational Student Presentation Critique sheet

Finish Tsunami speech Critique

Elephant Seal informational Speech Critique