CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Outline, 207 Lafayette

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Welcome to the Course!

Attendance Introductions (30 seconds): Name (breath), major, where you grew up, favorite music.


  1. Bookmark Syllabus URL:
  2. Read Syllabus carefully!
  3. Work on your posture: Tai chi wall exercise.
  4. Think about what you will do for a dramatic reading in lab.
  5. Get Videotape, 2-Gig SDHC card for camcorder, SDHC USB2.0 card reader, the textbooks, and read The Art of Public Speaking: Chpts. 1, 3, 6, 7;  Present Yourself: Chpts. 1-3
  6. No labs this week.  Lab's begin next Monday (September 8)

Speaking Posture, Must knows: your subject, your audience.

Formal Introduction Critique sheet, introductions begin Tuesday September 11 (in two weeks) in lecture.

Dramatic Reading Critique sheet, dramatic readings begin in lab Monday September 10.

Informational Presentation Critique sheet, Informational presentations begin in lab Monday September 24.

Critique "Tsunami" informational speech

Critique "Eating with your Hands" speech