CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Outline

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

MONDAY LAB STUDENTS GO TO LAB ON WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK (9-11 and, 2:30-4:30 both in 005 Morrill)!

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

Assignments & Announcements:

  1. Practice the standing exercise.
  2. Think about what you will do for a dramatic reading in lab (beginning next week, Sept 12!).
  3. Get Videotape, the textbooks, and read The Art of Public Speaking: Chapters. 8-14;  Present Yourself: Chapters. 4-6,
  4. Quiz on Present Yourself will be on Tuesday Sept 25.
  5. Outside Speech critique opportunity pass-arounds.

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

The single most important thing you can do to prepare for any presentation is to PRACTICE IN FRONT OF OTHERS and GET FEEDBACK!

Review the formal introduction grading sheet:

Review the Informational Student Presentation Critique sheet:  Stress Hook, Objective, Preview, Restate Must Knows, Strong Finish

Finish Tsunami speech Critique

Elephant Seal informational Speech Critique