CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Thirteen Outline, Tuesday 14 April, Thursday 16 April

Lecture A (CRN 11763) Tuesdays 2:30-3:45pm,  Flemming 101
Lecture B (CRN 91497) Thursdays 2:30-3:45pm, Harris 115


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

Attendance speech: "My name is ...... My most frightening experience was when..."

Assignments & Announcements:
  1. One Week Left - our last lecture is April 21/23.
  2.  Practice your Choice Presentation.
  3. Bring Flash Drive (2+ Gigs) to lab when you present.
  4. Check Syllabus speaking schedule for when you are presenting and your lab role.

Tips From TAs:

  1. Follow the Critique Sheets!
  2. The Choice presentation is most heavily weighted - we are expecting improvement!
  3. Presentation should be 7-9 minutes.
  4. Make sure your PREVIEW is clear and obvious
  5. Restate must knows must be specific (not categorical), and the conclusion should be separate from the restate must knows.
  6. Use creative hooks - show of hands is getting old..
  7. Audience ACTION must be clear in Persuasive presentations.
  8. Cite images, and use blank black slides between images.

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

Persuasive and Choice 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.

Reflection folders may be delivered to Dr. L's office - 208 D Morrill Hall (third floor - turn left, then right past photocopier  into 208.  Office is at end of the hall under the red "Catamount" sign).

Beck Weathers's Talk - Part 1