CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Outline, Lecture Two.

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Today's attendance speech (30-60 seconds, line up, concentrate on your posture): Name (pause, bell), where you get your current events/news coverage?

Assignments & Announcements:

  1. Practice the standing exercise.
  2. Think about what you will do for a dramatic reading in lab (beginning next week, Sept 15!).
  3. Get VHS Videotape and/or SDHC 2-Gig Card & reader, the textbooks, and read The Art of Public Speaking: Chapters. 8-14;  Present Yourself: Chapters. 4-6.
  4. Quiz on Present Yourself will be on Tuesday Sept 30 in lecture.  Be on time or lose points.
  5. Outside Speech critique opportunity pass-arounds.  UVM lecture calendar site.
  6. Class Attendance Policy from syllabus: "Unexcused absences from lecture or lab result in 1% reduction of your final course grade for each unexcused absence.  Attendance will be taken each lecture and lab. This is not a class to cut and get notes from someone else. This is a class where you must come to lecture and lab on time every time and be ready to participate.    Athletes are excused only for Varsity Games (and work is expected to be made up within one week).  No students have earned an A in this course who have had more than three unexcused absences. If you can not make a class, you must notify your instructor before the class.  Notification after the fact (Ex post facto) will result in a zero for that class and assignment.  If you miss a speaking assignment without notifying your instructor before the class or if you miss a speaking assignment because you weren’t prepared, you will earn a zero for that assignment. Only extreme legitimate prior-notification absences (death in the family, serious illness, or accident) will be made up.  This should be a rare occurrence. " 

Speech date and lab role assignments given in lab this week

Next week we begin formal Class Introductions (graded, 5%):

  1. Name
  2. Family Background (brief mother and father history, names of sibs and what they are doing now)
  3. Where you grew up (describe the culture as well as the location)
  4. Academic major
  5. Why you choose UVM
  6. Interests and hobbies
  7. Plans after UVM
  8. Something about yourself that no one in the room knows

The single most important thing you can do to prepare for any presentation is to PRACTICE IN FRONT OF OTHERS and GET FEEDBACK!



Old Handouts Anyone?

Review the propaganda techniques page
Zell Miller / Barack Obama Speech Critiques

Review the dramatic reading grading sheet. Example of a Dramatic Reading: Eiger Dreams by John Krakauer