CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Outline,Tuesday, 11 September 2007

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 25 (two weeks away)

Old Handouts (in back of room)

Four to Six page paper critiquing a formal speech given outside of class (due: Friday Oct 26, 4pm) peer edited.  Suggestions (pass around), check the events posted on public bulletin boards around campus, UVM Events Calendar 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.

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

To find out UVM Room Schedules go here: and click on the "Request Form on the R25 Webviewer" link

Elephant Seal Informational Speech critique.

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, gum, hands out of pockets.