Lecture Seven CALS 001 Foundations: Communication Methods, Lecture Outline
Week of Oct 6-10, 2014.

Lecture A (CRN 90137) Mondays 1:55 - 2:45pm 001 Kalkin
Lecture B (CRN 90138) Wednesdays 1:55 - 2:45pm 001 Kalkin
Lecture C (CRN 92994) Fridays 1:55 - 2:45pm 004 Kalkin
Lecture D (CRN 92995) Tuesdays 2:30-3:45pm 314 Dewey

(Also option for lecture) CALS 183 Lectures:
Lecture A (CRN 90152) Tuesdays 1:00-2:15pm L/L Commons 315    
Lecture B (CRN 91497) Thursdays 1:00-2:15pm L/L Commons 315

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


Attendance speech: "Your Name, I have always wanted to ______"

Assignments & Announcements:
  1. Practice your Group Critical Analysis presentation (no reflection folder/paper needed).
  2. Bring Flash Drive (2+ Gigs) to lab when you present (informational / persuasive / choice).
  3. Check Syllabus speaking schedule for when you are presenting and your lab role.
  4. Outside Speech Critique assignment.  UVM lecture calendar site.  Due in TWO WEEKS: week of Oct 20!
  5. Post to BlackBoard once a week (need at least 14 postings by the last day of classes).
  6. Visit with your academic advisor twice this semester and have them sign the Advisor Meeting Form.
  7. Join a club/sport or community organization - give your TAs evidence that you have joined.

Tips From TAs:

    1. Lab critiques of fellow student presenters should be at least two complete sentences: Positives, and suggestions for improvement.
    2. Lab critiques should be have your signature.
    3. Avoid first words "Ah", "So", "Alright", "Um".
    4. Proof read reflection papers.
    5. If you use PowerPoint, save files as ppt or pdf (not pptx). Don't read from slides - keep text to an absolute minimum - Images only is best.
    6. The Objective must explain how the audience will be changed by your presentation.
    7. Repeat any questions at the end so the audience can hear.
    8. Include "Image Source: ..." on any images used.
    9. End with "Thank You", not "That's about it".
   10. Use creative hooks - here are some ideas.
   11. PAUSE for effect.
   12. Explain the REASON you chose this topic, and establish CREDIBILITY.
   13. Use a PRESENTATION OUTLINE - big font, one sheet, outline.  Do not use Note Cards in your hand!
   14. Do not ask for questions at the end - that is the job of the Master of Ceremonies - Not the speaker!
   15. Transitions should be clear: "Now you know about what apples to use, lets look at oven temperature..."
   16. If you leave or enter the room, WAIT until speakers are finished.
   17. When presenting, dress neat and conservative (avoid t-shirts, faded jeans, sweatshirts).
   18. Restate must knows should be SPECIFIC, not CATEGORICAL.
   19. Have a strong ending that is separate from the restate of must knows.
   20. Make sure there are at least 2 GigaBytes free on your flash drive.
   21. Anticipate what the questions might be, so you are ready with an answer.
   22. Follow the Critique Sheets!


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

Persuasive Presentations:
    -Objective - action
    -Mental Dialog

View & Critique:  Wash Your Hands

 Dan Pink's Motivation TED Talk, How to use paper towels