CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Outline, Lecture Seven.

Tuesday/Thursday, 11/13 October 2011, Kalkin 001 1:00-2:15pm

Please put away all electronic devices (lap tops, cell phones, Blackberrys, I-Pods, etc.).


ATTENDANCE SPEECH: Your Name, "A goal I have is to _________________"


Assignments & Announcements:

  1. Check Syllabus speaking schedule for when you are presenting and your lab role, and what group your are in for the Group Critical Analysis Presentation.
  2. Practice your Informational and GROUP Presentations in front of others and get feedback.
  3. Your Reflection Paper & Folder are due at the beginning of lab the week after you present. No reflection paper/folder due for Group Presentation.
  4. Bring Flash Memory stick (2+ Gigs) to lab if you are presenting your informational presentation.
  5. Outside Speech Critique assignment due next week!  UVM lecture calendar site.

Suggestions from TAs:

  1. Objectives must focus on how the audience will be changed.  To say "today I'm going to tell you about...." is NOT an objective.  To say "after my presentation you will know......." IS an objective.
  2. PAUSE for EFFECT!  Figure out where you want the adience to really pay attention, and insert the pause (2 full seconds) there.
  3. Restate must knows must not be categorical.  State SPECIFICALLY what you want the audience to remember.  Say "remember to always ask if a blind person would like your help, and what they would like you to do".  Saying "today I talked about what to do and not to do" is not a restate of must knows.
  4. End Powerfully!  Figure out and deliver a memorable ending.  The last words you should say are "Thank You".
  5. If you use presentation software (PowerPoint, Google Presentations) make sure you can project in presentation (full-screen) mode.  Minimize Text (no bullets!) and insert blank BLACK slides in between your images so the audience will focus on you when you are not talking about a specific image.  Source all images.
  6. Talk to the audience, not the screen.  Turn the monitor so you can see it.
  7. Avoid crossing legs, leaning on a desk, hands in pockets, or the Slow Rock N Roll!  Move naturally and return to the neutral stance.
  8. Whenever you are stating a statistic or "fact" that is not common knowledge, tell the audience where the information comes from (source/cite it).
  9. Hooks: Asking for a show of hands is getting old.  Here are some other suggestions.
  10. Have a "Plan B" if something goes wrong with the technology: print any images you are going to show so you can either use the document camera or pass them around.
  11. Other general suggestions.


Martin Luther King stylistic language devices:

Formal Introduction in front of the lecture: Assignment # 1 on Syllabus

Persuasive presentation: Assignment #7 on Syllabus

    Examples of Persuasive Presentation: Moon Mission

    Dan Pink's TED Talk on Motivation

  Elizabeth Pisani's TED Talk on Sex Drugs and HIV

  Graham Hill's TED Talk on Weekday Vegetarian