CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Outline,Tuesday, 15 September 2009, 1:00-2:15pm, 108 Lafayette.

TODAY'S ATTENDANCE SPEECH (15-seconds, line up, concentrate on your posture): Name (pause, beathe), "I have always wanted to ______________."


Quiz on Present Yourself is coming up on Sept 29 (two weeks away)

Old Handouts (in front of room)

Four to Six page paper critiquing a formal speech given outside of class (due: Friday Oct 30, 4pm) peer edited by a lab-mate.  Suggestions (pass around), check the events posted on public bulletin boards around campus, UVM Events Calendar Web Page, Burlington Free Press, Cynic, & 7-Days.


  1. Practice the standing exercise.  Keep hands out of pockets, no hats while speaking.
  2. Practice and prepare the dramatic reading and the informational presentations.
  3. Get Videotape, read Present Yourself, Chapters 4-6

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

Informational Presentation Critique (handout).  Informational Presentations informs the audience about something you are passionate about.  It can be a "how to..." The objective is that the audience will be changed by knowing more about your topic than they did coming into the presentation. 

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Elephant Seal Informational Speech critique.

Formal Class Introductions (graded, 5%).  End with "That's Me!" or "Thank You".  Don't End with "That's about it".  No hats, gum, hands out of pockets.