AGRI 183 Communication Methods Lecture Eight Outline,Tuesday, 18 October 2005


Suggestions from grading presentations and reflection papers:

  1. Practice in front of your friends: Explain the critique sheet to them before you practice, go over each category, have them use it to do the critique.  Get their feedback and put this in your reflection paper.
  2. OK to move around during a presentation, but return to the neutral standing position periodically.  Don't be rigid.
  3. Know how the Audio Visual equip. works in your lab room before you give your presentation.  You should not have to ask right before you give your talk.
  4. Don't apologize for slip ups
  5. Reflection papers should be 3-5 pages with HEADINGS: The Speech I Prepared For, The Speech I Gave, Improvements for Next Time
  6. Arrange furniture in room so audience can see all of your body.  Do not stand behind a desk or lecturn if possible.
  7. An outline next to you on a desk is better than note cards in the hand.  Outlines can be large font so you only need to glance down at it to remember what to talk about next.  You could put note cards on the desk as well.

Four to Six page paper critiquing a formal speech given outside of class (due: Oct 28, 4pm) lab peer edited


  1. Practice the standing exercise.  Keep hands out of pockets.  BODY PRESENTATION IS MOST IMPORTANT!
  2. Practice your persuasive presentation think about Choice presentation.
  3. Refer to text readings as needed!

Be sure you know your Speech date and lab role assignment, these have been updated!

Hand in your reflection paper (3-5 pages) in a POCKET FOLDER with your name, speech title, and date delivered on the front cover.  Inside the folder, in the pockets should be: 1. Your reflection paper (The Speech I Prepared For, The Speech I Gave, Improvements for Next Time), 2. Any note cards you used, 3. Research materials (articles, photocopies you made, and copies of visual aids (images, overheads, etc.).   4. Student critiques from those who watched your presentation.  Your Pocket Folder is due in lab the week after you present (if late -10% the first week, -20% the second week, No credit afterwards).

Formal Class Introductions (graded, 5%).  Don't End with "That's about it", no hats, no gum, hands out of pockets.

Ron Reagan (Jr.) persuasive speech.

Choice speech: Nick Shi example