CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Eight Outline,Wednesday,
5 March 2008
Attendance speech: 30 seconds, State you first
name and last name slowly, pause, and talk about a secret ambition: "I've always
ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS:
Next week SPRING BREAK, no lectures, no
Suggestions from grading presentations and
Choose an appropriate topic for your
presentations. Avoid topics dealing with Alcohol, Sex, or Drugs, as
some people in our lab audience will be uncomfortable.
Objectives focus on the audience: What you
want the audience to do and/or know because of your presentation.
"Today I will talk to you about the vegan diet" is NOT an objective.
"After my presentation you will know the health benefits of the vegan
diet and you will be inspired to try it" IS an objective.
Practice in front of your friends: Explain
the critique sheet to them before you practice, go over each category, have
them use it to do the critique. Get their feedback and put this in
your reflection paper.
OK to move around during a presentation, but
return to the neutral standing position periodically. Don't be rigid.
Everyone should give some feedback to at
least one of the presentation speakers every lab. You will not earn
participation points if you don't.
Don't apologize for slip ups.
Arrange furniture in room so audience can see all of your body. Do not
stand behind a desk or lectern if possible.
outline next to you on a desk is better than note cards in the hand.
Outlines can be large font so you only need to glance down at it to remember
what to talk about next. If you must have note cards, use a huge font
and put them on the desk. Note cards in the hands are distracting.