Lecture Seven CALS 001 Foundations: Communication Methods, Lecture Outline
Week of Oct 18-22, 2010.

Lecture A (90220) Mondays 1:55 2:45 pm,  Fleming 101
Lecture B (90221) Wednesdays 1:55 2:45 pm, Dewey 314
Lecture C (93409) Fridays 1:55 - 2:45 pm, Kalkin 004
Lecture D (94310) Tuesdays 2:30 - 3:20 pm, Stafford 101

Please put away all electronic devices (lap tops, cell phones, Blackberrys, I-Pods, etc.), take out pen and paper to take notes.



Tips from TAs:

  1. Follow the rubric of the critique sheet carefully.  You grade depends on it!
  2. Put your PRESENTATION OUTLINE (one page large font) in FRONT of you where you can see it easily.
  3. Use the Speaker's Aide to help you (lights? handouts? run document camera? etc.).
  4. Don't apologize if you make a mistake, just keep going.
  5. Restate must-knows: be very specific about what the audience should remember.
  6. Make Hooks obvious, and be creative (show of hands is getting old).
  7. For your reflection folder: If you used personal experience for most of your information and credibility, you should explain in detail your personal experience (how long, what certifications you have, competition wins, all the places you have had experience, etc.).
  8. Pauses need to be obvious (2 seconds or more) for effect!
  9. Anything you say that is not common knowledge you should give a SOURCE.
  10. Make sure you have a clear PREVIEW and during your presentation transition clearly between the sections of your preview.
  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..."
  12. Repeat any questions asked of you at the end of your presentation.

Assignments & Announcements:

  1. Practice your Persuasive Presentation.
  2. Bring your Flash Memory stick (2+ Gigs, with 500 MB free) and bring to lab if you are presenting.
  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 18-22) in lab!  UVM lecture calendar site.
  6. Post to BlackBoard once a week (need at least 14 postings by the last day of classes).
  7. Visit with your academic advisor and have them sign the Advisor Meeting Form.
  8. Practice your Formal (lecture) Introduction.  These continue next week.  Names will be called at random.  If you are unexcused absent: zero.


Persuasive Presentation Handout & Example: Ronald Reagan Jr. & Moon Landing!

Formal Lecture Introductions