AGRI 183 Communication Methods Lecture Outline,Tuesday, 13 September 2005

TODAY'S ATTENDANCE SPEECH (30-60 seconds, line up, concentrate on your posture): Name, What  pets you have owned and would like to own?


Quiz on Present Yourself is coming up on Sept 27 (two weeks away)

Four to Six page paper critiquing a formal speech given outside of class (due: Oct 28, 4pm) peer edited.  Suggestions (pass around), check the events posted on public bulletin boards around campus, UVM Web Page, Burlington Free Press, Cynic, & 7-Days.

ZELL MILLER'S SPEECH CRITIQUE.  Think about the propaganda techniques used in political speeches.  For a critique of TV "news" media, view Outfoxed on reserve at the Bailey Howe Library.


  1. Practice the standing exercise.  Keep hands out of pockets.
  2. Practice and prepare your dramatic reading and an informational presentations.
  3. Get Videotape, and read The Art of Public Speaking: Chapters. 2, 4, 5 & Appendix A7-10;  View Outfoxed video on reserve at Bailey Howe Library

Be sure you know your Speech date and lab role assignment.

Guidelines for a Presentation (handout)

Formal Class Introductions (graded, 5%).  End with "That's Me!" or "Thank You".  Don't End with "That's about it".  No hats, hands out of pockets.

Informational speech presentation PowerPoint.

Critique Informational Speech using the Informational Presentation Critique Sheet.