CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Eight Outline,Tuesday, 20 October 2009, 1:00-2:15pm, Lafayette 108

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


Be in your seat ready to go BEFORE lab starts (12:45-12:49).  If you have a lab role you should be all set by 12:50 so the first speaker can begin at exactly 12:50.  If you are late for lab: -1% off course grade for each lateness.

Monday lab will meet November 23rd (Thanksgiving week)!  No lecture Tuesday 24th Nov.

Suggestions from grading presentations and reflection papers:

  1. Make sure your OBJECTIVES (how your audience will be changed) is clear in your presentations.
  2. Make sure you have a PREVIEW so the audience has a mental road-map of where you will be going with your presentation.
  3. 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 30, 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. If you have not already done so, bring your "Group Peer Evaluation" form (filled out) to lab when you give the group presentation.

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

Persuasive speech in class critique: Wash Your Hands example

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

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