CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Eight Outline,Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Attendance speech: State your name slowly, pause, share with the class any place on earth you would like to visit someday.


Suggestions from grading presentations and reflection papers:

  1. All speakers should bring a VHS tape.  The TAs will also record all presentations on the digital camcorder.  We have had problems with students SD cards not working in the camcorder, so all speakers should bring a VHS tape.
  2. Make sure your OBJECTIVES (how your audience will be changed) is clear in your presentations.
  3. Macke sure you have a PREVIEW so the audience has a mental road-map of where you will be going with your presentation.
  4. Explain where you got your information.  To say "I got this from a website" is not enough.  Which Website?  Is it a primary source?  How credible is the source?

Four to Six page paper critiquing a formal speech given outside of class (due: NEXT WEEK! Friday Oct 31, 4pm) lab peer edited


  1. Practice the standing exercise.  Keep hands out of pockets.  BODY PRESENTATION IS MOST IMPORTANT!
  2. Practice your persuasive presentation think about Choice presentation.
  3. Refer to text readings as needed!
  4. Bring your "Group Peer Evaluation" form (filled out) to lab this week.

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

Persuasive speech in class critique: Wash Your Hands example

Beck Weathers Speech on the 1996 Everest Disaster (Part 1)

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