CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Five Outline, 1:00-2:15pm, 108 Lafayette,Tuesday, 29 September 2009



Four to Six page paper critiquing a formal speech given outside of class (due: Oct 30, 4pm) Lab peer edited.

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


  1. Bring a VHS Cassette to lab when you are presenting.
  2. Practice your presentations in front of others & get feedback.
  3. Arrive a few minutes early for lab so they may begin right on time (and maybe get out early).
  4. Practice in the room you will be giving your presentation, check the online room schedule.  IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to get any COMPUTER / AUDIO / VISUAL equipment to work.  Do not rely on it working without practice!  Have a backup plan if, for example, the projector lamp is burned out.
  5. Think about what you will do for your group critical analysis presentation (check syllabus)

Suggestions from the TAs:

Students who deliver their INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION, the following week in lab: Hand in your reflection paper (3-5 pages) in a POCKET FOLDER with your name, speech title, lab section (day & time), and date delivered on the front cover.  Inside the folder, in the pockets should be: 1. Your reflection paper (speech I prepared for, speech I gave, improvements for next time, with page numbers), 2. First Mind Map draft. 3. an updated re-drafted Mind Map.  4. Detailed speech outline. 5. Presentation outline (detailed outline reduced down to minimum in big font).  6. Research materials (articles, photocopies you made. 7. Copies of visual aids (images, overheads, etc.) if they will fit in the folder.   8. Student critiques from those who watched your presentation.  9. List of Objectives: what you want your audience to know or do because of your talk, how the audience will be changed by your talk.  Your Pocket Folder is due at the beginning of lab the week after you present (if late -10% the first week, -20% the second week, No credit afterwards).  Here is a checklist for your folder.

Quiz on Present Yourself.

Formal Introductions.