Lecture Five CALS 001/183 Foundations: Communication Methods, Lecture Outline
Week of Oct 3 - 7, 2016.

CALS 001: Students go to one lecture and one lab per week
Lecture A (CRN 90118) Mondays 1:10 - 2:00pm 102 Aiken
Lecture B (CRN 90119) Wednesdays 1:10 - 2:00pm 102 Aiken
Lecture C (CRN 91947) Fridays 1:10 - 2:00pm 102 Aiken
Lecture D (CRN 91948) Tuesdays 1:15-2:30pm 315 L/L Cm
Lecture E (CRN 94217) Mondays 2:20-3:10pm Dewey 314

CALS 183: Students go to one lecture and one lab per week
Lecture A (CRN 90133) Tuesdays 2:50-4:05pm L/L Commons 315
Lecture B (CRN 91232) Thursdays 1:15-2:30pm L/L Commons 315                   Lab Schedule

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

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Tips From the TAS:

  1. **** FOLLOW THE CRITIQUE SHEETS **** and practice in front of friends and get feedback, and have them time your presentation.
  2. Bring your flash drive with at least 2 GB free!
  3. Do not read from notes - just glance at your presentation outline
  4. Do not hide behind or lean on desk, or cross legs.  Return to neutral position.
  5. Hooks should be creative - asking for show of hands is getting old.
  6. Pause for effect should be two full seconds - obvious!
  7. Objective should be clear how the audience will be changed: "After my presentation you will ......." .  Saying "Today I'm going to talk about ...." is NOT and Objective!
  8. Preview of your talk should be within the first minute - part of your introduction.
  9. Your ending should be separate from the Restate Must Knows.
  10. Restate must knows needs to be SPECIFIC, not categorical.
  11. PowerPoint presentations - KEEP TEXT TO AN ABSOLUTE MINIMUM or NO Text.  Insert blank black slides where appropriate, cite source of all images under each image.
  12. Have a "Plan B" if things go wrong with the technology.
  13. Get into the lab a few days ahead and practice the technology.
  14. End with "Thank You"

Assignments & Announcements:

  1. No Lectures October 10-14.  Labs will meet Tues Oct 11-Fri Oct 14.
  2. Practice your Group Presentations in front of others and get feedback.
  3. FORMAL INTRODUCTIONS in lecture beginning week of Oct 24-28 (Three Weeks Away).
  4. Check Syllabus (CALS 001, CALS 183) speaking schedule for when you are presenting and your lab role.
  5. Outside Speech Critique assignment. Due in Lab Oct 17-21.  UVM lecture calendar site.
  6. Class Attendance Policy from syllabus: "Unexcused absences from lecture or lab result in 1% reduction of your final course grade for each unexcused absence.  Attendance will be taken each lecture and lab.  If you are late, you will be marked absent.  This is not a class to cut and get notes from someone else. This is a class where you must come to lecture and lab a few minutes early every time and be ready to participate for the entire lecture or lab.  Athletes are excused only for Varsity Games (and work is expected to be made up within one week).  No students have earned an A in this course who have had more than two unexcused absences. If you can not make a class, you must notify your instructor before the class.  Notification after the class will result in a zero for that class and assignment.  If you miss a speaking assignment without notifying your instructor before the class or if you miss a speaking assignment because you were not prepared, you will earn a zero for that assignment. Only extreme legitimate prior-notification absences (death in the family, serious illness, or accident) will be made up.  For an excuse to be legitimate you must contact your college's Deans office (for CALS Deans Office Rose Laba, 656-0289, rlaba@uvm.edu) and they will notify Dr. Leonard.  This should be a very rare occurrence.  The TAs and Dr. Leonard need to hear from the Deans Office for an excuse to be legitimate."  
  7. CALS 001 students, visit with your academic advisor and have them sign the Advisor Meeting FormJoin a club or organization.


Informational and Persuasive Presentations suggested order of things to do:
   1. Mind Map first draft
   2. Research your topic
   3. 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.

Group Critical Analysis Presentation Details: Symposium Format. Most groups will present the week of Oct 17-21.  It is critical that you:
-Know the contact information for your group members
-Decide on a topic to find two ARTICLES on either sides of the issue
-Decide who in the group will be Moderator, and who will analyze each of the two articles.
-Practice in front of others & get feedback

View:   Banning Harry Potter.

Persusasive Presentations - critical differences from Informational

Homework Assignment - View:
Amy Cuddy's Talk on Body Language