Communication Methods, Lecture Outline
Oct 5 & 7, 2010.
Tuesdays 1:00-2:15pm, code 90238, Room: 427 Waterman Attendance
speech, 15 seconds or less, First Name, Last Name, "I've always wanted
Lecture B Thursdays
1:00-2:15pm, code 93410, Room: 427
away all electronic devices
(lap tops, cell phones, Blackberrys, I-Pods, etc.), take out pen and
paper to take notes.
Tips from TAs:
- Be creative with your hooks: tell a personal
story, play a quick game with the audience, show an image or thing that gets the
audience's attention, have the audience close their eyes and imagine, turn off
the lights, present a magic trick, play a musical instrument, pass out food,
stand on your head, tell a joke, juggle, ride the unicycle, dance, etc.
- If you use PowerPoint or other presentation
software, practice in the lab room to make sure everything works. Use
http://resource25.uvm.edu to find out when the lab room is free. You
are responsible for knowing how to use the computer/projector/doc
camera etc., not the TAs.
Presenters: Don't Read from a script! Use a presentation outline:
One page, big font, just reminders of what to cover (not a script).
should be POWERFUL! Figure out something to do or say that will be
memorable just before you end with "Thank You". Do not peter out
and say "That's about it.....". Your Last words should be "Thank
- Pause for effect!
The pause should be obvious (2 seconds long or more).
"Pausing" to find your place does not count for a dramatic pause.
- Master of Ceremonies should stand up in the front of the lab at the end of
each presentation and ask "Who has a question for our speaker?" It is
job of the MC to prompt questions, not the speaker!
- Posture: avoid the slow rock and roll, hands in pockets, and leaning on one
leg. Instead practice returning to the neutral stance, and natural gestures.
- If you are Passionate, your presentation will go well, even if you make some mistakes.
- Follow the dress code. Neat, clean, conservative clothing (avoid:
jeans, T-shirts, hoodies, hats, faded, stained, ripped, holes, navel or boxer exposure)
- Don't forget to repeat any questions asked at the end.
presentation in front of others and get feedback.
- Bring your
Flash Memory stick (2+
Gigs, with 500 MB free) and bring to lab if you are presenting your
- Check Syllabus
speaking schedule for when you are reading/presenting and your lab role.
Speech Critique assignment is approaching! UVM
Formal (lecture) Introduction. These continue next
week. Names will be called at random. If you are
Analysis preview, Syllabus
Most Famous Speech of the Twentieth Century: Martin Luther King's,
Have A Dream. Stylistic languages devices