CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Four Outline, Tuesday February 4, Thursday February 6

Lecture A (CRN 12028) Tuesdays 2:30-3:45pm Flemming 101
Lecture B (CRN 91633) Thursdays 2:30-3:45pm Given E 131 (Carpenter Auditorium)


Introductions.  Please put away all electronic devices (lap tops, smart phones, iPods, iPads etc.) and take out something to write with and paper.

Attendance speech:  (30 seconds) Your Name, "Your Name, one of my passions is ......"

Assignments & Announcements:

  1. Practice your dramatic reading and informational presentation in front of others and get feedback.
  2. Finish Reading Present Yourself.  Quiz on Present Yourself will be NEXT WEEK in lecture.  Be on time or lose points!
  3. Bring Flash Drive (2+ Gigs) to lab when you present.
  4. Check Syllabus speaking schedule for when you are reading and your lab role.
  5. Outside Speech Critique assignment.  UVM lecture calendar site.


The single most important thing to do in preparing to speak: Practice in front of others and get feedback!

Informational Presentation Critique sheet, Informational presentations begin in lab NEXT WEEK: Monday September 23.

Informational Presentation suggested order of things to do:
   1. Mind Map first draft
   2. Research your topic
Detailed outline
Mind Map second draft
   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.

Critique "Elephant Seals"

Critique "Can You See Me Now" informational presentation

Critique "Gramar: The Dark Side of the Subjunctive."

The Power of a personal story: Abigail Washburn TED talk