CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Nine Outline,Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Question of Culture speech example.

Attendance speech: State your name slowly, Tell us something about one of your grandparents.


Four to Six page paper critiquing a formal speech given outside of class (due: THIS FRIDAY Oct 31, 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, participants get +10% added to their final exam score.


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).
-CONSTRUCTION method: start with a mind map, re-draft it, then make detailed outline (can be many pages long), then condense to a one-page Presentation Outline in big font.  Include all in the Reflection folder.
-Remember in the Intro: WHY you chose your topic, your OBJECTIVES, 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 and/or do.  It is not a summary of what topics you have covered (Categorical).
-Consider PRACTICING IN THE ROOM with some of your lab mates (take turns practicing and give each other feedback).
-The last thing you say/show/do before the ending "Thank You" should be VERY MEMORABLE.  WORK ON POWERFUL ENDINGS.

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

Second Half of Beck Weathers's Everest talk.