AGRI 183 Communication Methods Lecture
Eight Outline,Tuesday, 17 October 2006
ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS:
Suggestions from grading presentations and reflection papers:
Objectives focus on the audience:
What you want the audience to do and/or know because of your
presentation. "Today I will talk to you about the vegan diet" is
NOT an objective. "After my presentation you will know the health
benefits of the vegan diet and I hope you will be inspired to try it"
IS an objective.
What makes a persuasive speech is: 1.
Changing or reinforcing audience behavior, 2. Mental Dialog
(anticipation of audience thoughts), 3. Good credibility established.
Practice in front of your friends:
Explain the critique sheet to them before you practice, go over each
category, have them use it to do the critique. Get their feedback
and put this in your reflection paper.
OK to move around during a
presentation, but return to the neutral standing position
periodically. Don't be rigid.
Know how the Audio Visual equip.
works in your lab room before you give your presentation. You
should not have to ask right before you give your talk.
Don't apologize for slip ups.
Arrange furniture in
room so audience can see all of your body. Do not stand behind a
desk or lectern if possible.
An outline next to
you on a desk is better than note cards in the hand. Outlines can
be large font so you only need to glance down at it to remember what to
talk about next. If you must have note cards, use a huge font and
put them on the desk. Note cards in the hands are distracting.