Bring a VHS Cassette to lab when you are
Practice your presentations in
front of others & get feedback.
Arrive a few minutes early for lab so they
may begin right on time (and maybe get out early).
Practice in the room you will be giving your
presentation, check the
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.
Think about what you will do for your
group critical analysis presentation (check
Suggestions from the TAs:
Speakers, make your objective clear to your
audience! For example: "Today you will learn about sky diving and I hope
to inspire you to try it this weekend" is an objective. "Today I'll go
over sky diving" is NOT AN OBJECTIVE. You must be clear on what you want
the audience to know or do because of your presentation.
Avoid wearing jeans for your presentations.
Maximize Eye Contact with your audience.
Minimize Rock N Roll.
Practice restating the important points
(Restate Must Knows). Be explicit, not categorical.
Speak Off, end of the semester: Winner earns
100% on the final (and does not have to take it), Participants earn +10% on
the final exam.
Audience Etiquette: No texting of computing
during a speech. Pay attention to the presenter and write down
positive feedback and suggestions for improvement.
Things most needing improvement in
presentations so far: Clear Objective, Preview, Eye Contact, Pausing for
Effect, Restate must knows, Strong memorable conclusion.
Reflection Paper in Pocket Folder Due in lab
the week after your presentation. Check
Syllabus (#9) for what to include in the pocket folder:
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.