CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Nine Outline,Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Question of Culture speech example.


Four to Six page paper critiquing a formal speech given outside of class (due: THIS FRIDAY Oct 26, 4pm) lab peer edited: hand in first draft with your editors comments and signature, and your final draft.  Must be printed (not accepted as an email attachment).  Hand in to your TAs, or put in Dr. Leonard's mailbox in Morrill Hall, or slip under office door 208H Morrill.

Speak Off: Best Choice from each lab will be presented in lecture.  Winner gets 100% on the Final Exam.


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

What the TAs and I have noticed need to be improved from observing the presentations and reading reflections:
-OBJECTIVES are how the audience will be changed by your presentation (what they will DO differently and/or what they will KNOW that they did not before your presentation).
-Remember in the Intro: WHY you chose your topic, your OBJECTIVE(S), CREDIBILITY, and PREVIEW.
-PERSUASIVE presentations should PERSUADE the people in the audience to change their behavior, they should not be just informational.
-Persuasive presentations should have MENTAL DIALOG (where you anticipate the audience's thoughts: "Some of you are probably thinking...").
-Work on MORE CREATIVE HOOKS.  The show of hands hook is getting old.
-DON'T APOLOGIZE if you mess up.  Just keep going and most likely the audience will not notice or remember.
-PAUSES must be painfully obvious in order to make an impression on the audience.  You want the audience to get uncomfortable for a few seconds to get their attention. 
-RESTATE must knows, should be the bare minimum facts or tasks what you want the audience to remember or do.  It is not a summary of what you have covered (Categorical).
-The last thing you say/show/do before the ending "Thank You" should be VERY MEMORABLE.  WORK ON POWERFUL ENDINGS.

Group Critical Analysis Teams will be assigned soon: 

Be part of a team that gives a group critical analysis presentation of a political or current event (10%) .   You will be assigned to a small group during the semester to prepare a 12 - 15 minute critical analysis syposium presentation scheduled for the last few labs of the semester.

Your group needs to select a controversial political or current event topic that everyone in your group is interested in.  Find a minimum of two articles (in journals, newspaper, magazines, books, or the web) that take opposite viewpoints and use the Guidelines for a Critical Analysis of an Article to orally critique each article in your presentation.  Discuss the conclusions your group can make about your chosen topic as a result of this analysis.

Your grade will be determined by the depth and coherence of critical analysis of each article, the quality of the group presentation, the support and interaction among group members, as well as your personal participation in the group project as rated by your peers.  Click here for the checklist for group critical analysis presentation grading requirements.

Each team member bears personal responsibility for group participation.   It is your responsibility to make group meetings and fully participate in the group project.

Choice Speech example (Nick Shi) & critique.

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