AGRI 183 Communication Methods Lecture Outline,Tuesday, 12 September 2006

TODAY'S ATTENDANCE SPEECH (30-60 seconds, line up, concentrate on your posture): Name, What  pets you have owned and would like to own?


Quiz on Present Yourself is coming up on Sept 26 (two weeks away)

Four to Six page paper critiquing a formal speech given outside of class (due: Oct 27, 4pm) peer edited.  Suggestions (pass around), check the events posted on public bulletin boards around campus, UVM Web Page, Burlington Free Press, Cynic, & 7-Days.


  1. Practice the standing exercise.  Keep hands out of pockets.
  2. Practice and prepare your dramatic reading and an informational presentations.
  3. Get Videotape, and read The Art of Public Speaking: Chapters. 2, 4, 5 & Appendix A7-10;  Read Present Yourself, Chapters 4-6

Be sure you know your Speech date and lab role assignment.

Guidelines for a Presentation (handout). 

Informational Presentation Critique (handout).   Informational speech presentation PowerPoint.

Think about the propaganda techniques used in political speeches.  Zell Miller &  Barack Obama's SPEECH CRITIQUE. 

Formal Class Introductions (graded, 5%).  End with "That's Me!" or "Thank You".  Don't End with "That's about it".  No hats, hands out of pockets.