CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Outline, Lecture Five

Tuesday/Thursday, 25/27 September 2012

Lecture A Tuesdays 1:00-2:15pm, code 90181, Room: 122 Hills
Lecture B Thursdays 1:00-2:15pm, code 91886, Room: 122 Hills

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


Return Present Yourself Quizzes:  Individual    Group    Average


Tips from TAs:

- Follow the Rubric on the Critique Sheets (Hook, Objective, Reason, Credibility, Preview, etc)
- Pause for effect

- End Powerfully and say "Thank You"
- It is the responsiblility of the student to know how to use the projector and other AV equipment.  It is not the responsibility of the TA.  Use to know when you can practice ahead of time in the room
- Master of Ceremonies asks for questions at end, not the speaker
- Source all images on the slides
- Use Blank Black slides in between your images
- Don't talk to screen

- Don't apologize - just keep going
- Put presentation outline on the table, do not use notecards
- If you use a video clip have it be short: 30 seconds or less!
- Repeat questions at end

Assignments & Announcements:

  1. Practice your Informational Presentation in front of others and get feedback.
  2. Get Flash Memory stick (2+ Gigs) and bring to lab if you are presenting your informational presentation.
  3. 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.
  4. Meet with your Group.
  5. Outside Speech Critique assignment.  UVM lecture calendar site.


Informational Presentation suggested order of things to do:
   1. Mind Map first draft
   2. Research your topic
   3. Mind Map second draft
   4. Detailed outline
   5. Presentation outline (big font, one sheet)
   6. Practice at least three times in front of friends and get feedback
   8. View your presentation, read peer evaluations, reflect
   9. Write your reflection paper
  10. Assemble your reflection folder: Reflection Folder Checklist.  Folder is due at the beginning of lab the following week.  Here's an example of the Contents of the Reflection Folder.

Group Critical Anlysis Presentation assignment: Syllabus #  6

Informational Presentation Critique: Elephant Seals

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