CALS 183 Communication Methods Lecture SEVEN Outline, Tuesday February 28, Thursday March 2, 2017

CALS 183: Students go to one lecture and one lab per week

Lecture A (CRN 11224) Tuesdays 2:50-4:05pm Lafayette L108
Lecture B (CRN 11614) Thursdays 2:50-4:05pm Lafayette L108

Wild Child


Attendance speech (30 seconds): Your First & Last Name, "A big influence in my life has been ...."

Assignments & Announcements:
  1. For Group Critical Analysis Presentations know the contact info for your group members (phone # & email), decide on a topic, decide who will be moderator, decide who will analyze the two articles, decide when your group will practice.
  2. Next Week : March 7 & 9 NO LECTURES).  LABS will meet, Groups will Meet.
  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.
  5. Outside Speech Critique assignment Due in Lab THIS WEEK: Feb 27-March 3 (edited & final draft).  See UVM lecture calendar site.  If late -10% the first week, -20% the second week, then NO CREDIT!
  6. WARNING: The next time we meet after spring break (March 21, 23): Formal Lecture Introductions begin (see Syllabus)


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

Tips from TAs:
  1. Objective: You should say "After my presentation you will DO .......".  Saying "Today I'm going to talk to you about....." is NOT an objective!
  3. To reduce filler words, go slowly, and practice - have your friends COUNT your filler words.
  4. Cite anything that is not common knowledge (check your facts).
  5. Check your the speech date and lab roles link on syllabus
  6. Pause for EFFECT should be appropriate, not just anywhere.
  7. If you use the projector - go to the lab room a few days ahead and practice!  It is your responsibility to know the computer and projector equipment and to set up ahead - it is not the responsibility of the TAs.
  8. Boost the Passion!
Group Critical Analysis Presentation review. 
-Get the contact information (phone #, email) of all your group members
-Decide on a controversial topic
-Find TWO ARTICLES - one for, one against
-Decide who will be moderator
-Decide who will do the analysis for each article
-Decide when your group will meet to practice

Persuasive Presentation 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.

Review Persuasive Presentations: Three things different from Informationals!

Persuasive Talks: