CALS 183 Communication Methods
Lecture Seven Outline, Tuesday February 24, Thursday February 26
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
Assignments & Announcements:
- Contact your group members for the
Group Critical Analysis presentation and Practice.
- Bring Flash Drive (2+
Gigs) to lab when you present.
- Check Syllabus
speaking schedule for when you are reading and your lab role.
Critique assignment. UVM lecture calendar
- Next Week, no lectures or labs:
Spring Break (Mon March 2 - Fri March 6)
Tips From TAs:
- Follow the
Critique Sheets! Objective must be stated.
Preview must be clear. PRACTICE!
- 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.
- Restate must knows
must be SPECIFIC (not categorical).
- Don't read from
notes - use an outline, avoid trailing off voice and
- 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).
- Have a STRONG
ENDING separate from the restate must knows.
- PAUSE FOR EFFECT!
- DRESS -
conservative & more formal than usual.
- It is YOUR
responsibility to set up the technology - not the TAs.
Set up BEFORE lab starts.
- When your
presentation is over. Remain in place for questions.
- Everyone is
expected to arrive early and stay the whole time - go to
the bathroom before lab.
- Source any facts
that are not common knowledge.
- 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
4. Mind Map
5. Presentation outline
(big font, one sheet)
6. Practice at least three times in front of friends
and get feedback
7. GIVE YOUR PRESENTATION
8. View your presentation, read peer evaluations,
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
-Know the contact information for your group members
-Decide on a topic to find two ARTICLES on either sides of the
-Decide who in the group will do what
-Decide when the group will
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
The Power of a personal
Washburn TED talk