CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Outline, Lecture Eight

Tuesday/Thursday, 16/18 October 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.), take out pen and paper to take notes.


Attendance speech: Practice Pausing:  Your Name, Then say something and include a pause for effect.


Tips from TAs:

  1. Practice your presentation in front of friends who have the critique rubric!  Time the presentation.
  2. Follow the Rubric for the Persuasive Presentation.  For example, Clearly distinguish between the Objective, The Reason you chose this topic, Credibility, and Preview.
  3. Presentations should be fairly academic and formal.  Avoid "Swear words...Dude...Bro...Like".
  4. Attendance is mandatory.  You are needed in lab to evaluate speakers if you are not speaking and do not have a lab role.  Being late or absent: -1% of course grade per absence/lateness.
  5. Be SPECIFIC about what the audience should remember in the Restate Must Knows.  Don't be CATEGORICAL.  Ex. "I talked to you today about How to bake an apple pie, what ingredients to use, what temp to bake, and how to serve" is categorical (BAD).  "Today you learned to use fresh Granny Smith Apples and Brown Sugar in your pie, to bake in a pre-heated 375F degree oven, and to serve with a slice of sharp cedar cheese" is specific (GOOD).
  6. Your Preview should be slow and clear: 2-4 main points you will be going over.  During your presentation the transitions between these points should also be clear (for example "Now you know about what ingredients to use for the pie, let's go on to baking and oven temperature..")
  7. Source all facts not common knowledge.  Source all images on (or just under) the image.
  8. Pauses need to be OBVIOUS (3 seconds or more) for effect.
  9. Have a plan B if something goes wrong with the technology (images printed to pass around, or show on DocCamera).
  10. If using presentation software: Go to lab early and pre-load your presentation. BRING FLASH DRIVE.
  11. For the Conclusion, give a clear restate-must-knows, then show/do something memorable (for a powerful ending) and end with "Thank You".  The worst way to end is to say "That's about it..." or " ah...yeah."
  12. Repeat any questions asked of you at the end of your presentation.
  13. Use the Grading Rubric checklist as you are constructing your reflection folder.

Assignments & Announcements:

  1. Practice your Persuasive Presentation.
  2. Exam coming up in Two weeks: Oct 30 / Nov 1.  Cumulative, multiple choice test.
  3. Check Syllabus speaking schedule for when you are reading/presenting and your lab role.
  4. Your completed Reflection Folder is due at the beginning of lab the week after your present your Persuasive Presentation.
  5. Outside Speech Critique assignment is due THIS week (Oct 15-19) at the beginning of lab.  If late -10% first week, -20% second week, ZERO third week!  UVM lecture calendar site.
  6. Practice your Formal (lecture) Introduction.  These begin next week!  Names will be called at random.  If you are unexcused absent: zero.


Formal Lecture Introductions: Assignment #1 on Syllabus

Persuasive presentation: Assignment #7 on Syllabus

Examples of Persuasive Presentation: Moon Mission

    Dan Pink's TED Talk on Motivation

  Joe Smith's Paper Towel TED Talk