AGRI 183 Communication Methods Lecture Nine Outline,Tuesday, 24 October 2006

Question of Culture speech example.


Four to Six page paper critiquing a formal speech given outside of class (due: THIS FRIDAY Oct 27, 4pm) lab peer edited

Speak Off: Best Choice from each lab will be presented in lecture.  Winner gets 100% on the Final Exam.


Be sure you know your Speech date and lab role assignment, these have been updated!

What I have noticed from reading reflections:
OBJECTIVES are how the audience will be changed by your presentation (what they will DO differently, what they will KNOW that they did not before your presentation.
CONSTRUCTION means how you went about organizing and creating your presentation: Did you use a mind map before creating and outline (a recommendation)?  How did you decide what order to present the sub-topics?  Did you re-arrange anything based on your practice?
PAUSES must be painfully obvious in order to make an impression on the audience.  You want the audience to get uncomfortable for a few seconds to get their attention. 
RESTATE must knows, should be the bare minimum facts what you want the audience to remember.  It is not a summary of what you have covered (Categorical).

Choice Speech example (Nick Shi) & critique.

Formal Class Introductions (graded, 5%).  Don't End with "That's about it", no hats, no gum, hands out of pockets.

Group Critical Analysis Teams. 

Be part of a team that gives a group critical analysis presentation of a political or current event (10%) .   You will be assigned to a small group during the semester to prepare a 12 - 15 minute critical analysis syposium presentation scheduled for the last few labs of the semester.

Your group needs to select a controversial political or current event topic that everyone in your group is interested in.  Find a minimum of two articles (in journals, newspaper, magazines, books, or the web) that take opposite viewpoints and use the Guidelines for a Critical Analysis of an Article to orally critique each article in your presentation.  Discuss the conclusions your group can make about your chosen topic as a result of this analysis.

Your grade will be determined by the depth and coherence of critical analysis of each article, the quality of the group presentation, the support and interaction among group members, as well as your personal participation in the group project as rated by your peers.  Click here for the checklist for group critical analysis presentation grading requirements.

Each team member bears personal responsibility for group participation.   It is your responsibility to make group meetings and fully participate in the group project.

Teams meet and exchange contact information: email addresses, phone numbers, apartment/room address, decide on a meeting date and time.