CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Nine Outline,Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Question of Culture speech example.


Four to Six page paper critiquing a formal speech given outside of class (due: NEXT WEEK: March 26, inlab) lab peer edited: hand in first draft with your editors comments and signature, and your final draft.  Must be printed (not accepted as an email attachment).  Hand in to your TAs, or put in Dr. Leonard's mailbox in Morrill Hall, or slip under office door 208H Morrill.

Speak Off: Best Choice from each lab will be presented in lecture.  Winner gets 100% on the Final Exam.


What the TAs and I have noticed need to be improved from observing the presentations and reading reflections:
-PERSUASIVE presentations should PERSUADE the people in the audience to change their behavior, they should not be just informational.  As your objective you should say something like "After my presentation you will...(insert behavior objective here)"
-Persuasive presentations should have MENTAL DIALOG (where you anticipate the audience's thoughts: "Some of you are probably thinking...").
-Work on MORE CREATIVE HOOKS.  The show of hands hook is getting old.
-DON'T APOLOGIZE if you mess up.  Just keep going and most likely the audience will not notice or remember.
-PAUSES must be painfully obvious in order to make an impression on the audience.  You want the audience to get uncomfortable for a few seconds to get their attention. 
-RESTATE must knows, should be the bare minimum facts or tasks what you want the audience to remember or do.  It is not a summary of what you have covered (Categorical).
-The last thing you say/show/do before the ending "Thank You" should be VERY MEMORABLE.  WORK ON POWERFUL ENDINGS.

Trevor Gaines's choice speech.

Formal Class Introductions (graded, 5%).  Don't End with "That's about it", no hats, no gum, hands out of pockets.