CALS 183 Communication Methods
Outline, Tuesday February 7, Thursday February 9 , 2017
CALS 183: Students go to
one lecture and one lab per week
A (CRN 11224) Tuesdays 2:50-4:05pm Lafayette L108
Lecture B (CRN 11614) Thursdays
2:50-4:05pm Lafayette L108
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)
Your Name, If you could
magically play any musical instrument, it would
be the ....
- Practice your dramatic reading or
informational presentation in front of others and get
- Finish Reading Present
Yourself. Quiz on Present Yourself will be NEXT WEEK (Feb 14, 16) in lecture.
Be on time or lose points!
of February 20 - 24 NO LABS Monday is Presidents Day, Feb 20). LECTURES
- 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 Due in Lab the week of Feb 27-March 3 (edited
& final draft). See UVM lecture calendar
The single most important thing to do
in preparing to speak: Practice in front
of others and get feedback!
Critique sheet, Informational presentations begin in lab
Monday February 13 (Next Week).
Tips from TAs:
- Repeat any Questions at
end. Speaker should not ask for
questions - that is the job of the MC.
- Be in your seat and be ready to go
at the start of lab - if late -1% off course grade
each time late.
- Do not walk out or into the
lab while anyone is speaking. You are expected to stay
the whole lab time. Use the bathroom
- For the Informational "must
knows" be SPECIFIC about what the audience
should remember (not
- Pause for Effect - two full
seconds of silence.
- After restating
the must knows, end powerfully and say "Thank You".
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.
The Dark Side of the Subjunctive."
The Power of a personal story: Abigail
Washburn TED talk