CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Five Outline,Tuesday, 25 September 2007


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


  1. Practice your informational presentation in front of others & get feedback.
  2. Arrive a few minutes early for lab so they may begin right on time (and maybe get out early).
  3. Practice in the room you will be giving your presentation, check the online room schedule.  IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to get any COMPUTER / AUDIO / VISUAL equipment to work.  Do not rely on it working without practice!  Have a backup plan if, for example, the projector lamp is burned out.
  4. Think about what you will do for your persuasive presentation, begin preparing.
  5. READING ASSIGNMENT: The Art of Public Speaking: Chapters. 15 & 16

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

Hand in your reflection paper in a POCKET FOLDER with your name, speech title, and date delivered on the front cover.  Inside the folder, in the pockets should be: 1. Your reflection paper with headings:  The Speech I Prepared For, The Speech I Gave, Improvements for Next Time, 2. Any outlines or note cards you used, 3. Research materials (articles, photocopies you made, mind maps, and copies of visual aids, images, overheads, etc.).   4. Student critiques from those who watched your presentation.  Your Pocket Folder is due in lab the week after you present (if late -10% the first week, -20% the second week, No credit afterwards).

Quiz on Present Yourself.

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