CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Four Outline,Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Attendance speech: 30 seconds, State your name slowly and clearly, then share with us a (maybe secret) ambition: "I've always wanted to....."

Quiz on Present Yourself is NEXT WEEK Sept 25.  You must be on time or you will lose points!

Four to Six page paper critiquing a formal speech given outside of class (due: Oct 26, 4pm) peer edited

Old Handouts available in folder in the back of the room.


  1. Practice the standing exercise.  Keep hands out of pockets.
  2. Practice your dramatic reading and informational presentations.
  3. READING ASSIGNMENT: Finish Present Yourself, Chapters 7-10. & Prepare for Quiz!

Be sure you know your Speech date and lab role assignment, these have been updated!  Those speaking next week should bring a blank VCR cassette tape to lab.

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

Critique Informational Speech (Skiing is Better than Snowboarding) using the Informational Presentation Critique Sheet.

Critique Informational (Commemorative) Speech (Cool Papa Bell example) using the Informational Presentation Critique Sheet.

Best Speech of the Twentieth century: Martin Luther King's, I Have A Dream.  Stylistic languages devices used.