CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture Seven Outline, Tuesday February 24, Thursday February 26

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: (30 seconds or less, Your Name, tell us something about one of your parents or grand parents).

Assignments & Announcements:
  1. Contact your group members for the Group Critical Analysis presentation and Practice.
  2. Bring Flash Drive (2+ Gigs) to lab when you present.
  3. Check Syllabus speaking schedule for when you are reading and your lab role.
  4. Outside Speech Critique assignment.  UVM lecture calendar site.
  5. Next Week, no lectures or labs: Spring Break (Mon March 2 - Fri March 6)

Tips From TAs:

  1. Follow the Critique Sheets!  Objective must be stated.  Preview must be clear.  PRACTICE!
  2. Objectives must say how the audience will be changed: "I'm going to talk to you about rock climbing" is NOT an objective.  "After my presentation you will know the basics of rock climbing" is an objective.
  3. Restate must knows must be SPECIFIC (not categorical).
  4. Don't read from notes - use an outline, avoid trailing off voice and filler words.
  5. Use natural hand gestures, do not stand like a statue.  Stand out from behind the desk - whole body should be visible (have speaker's aid advance slides if necessary).
  6. Have a STRONG ENDING separate from the restate must knows.
  8. DRESS - conservative & more formal than usual.
  9. It is YOUR responsibility to set up the technology - not the TAs.  Set up BEFORE lab starts.
  10. When your presentation is over.  Remain in place for questions.
  11. Everyone is expected to arrive early and stay the whole time - go to the bathroom before lab.
  12. Source any facts that are not common knowledge.
  13. Repeat questions asked at the end of your presentation.

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

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.

Group Critical Analysis Presentation Details: Symposium Format.
-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 do what
-Decide when the group will practice

Most famous speech of the 20th Century:
Martin Luther King's, I Have A Dream.  Stylistic languages devices used.

Analysis of the Martin Luther King speech: Nancy Duarte

The Power of a personal story: Abigail Washburn TED talk