AGRI 183 Communication Methods Lecture Outline,Tuesday, 14 September 2004


Quiz on Present Yourself is coming up on Sept 28 (two weeks away)

Four to Six page paper critiquing a formal speech given outside of class (due: Oct 29, 4pm) peer edited.  Suggestions (pass around), check the UVM events calendar on the UVM home page.

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.

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


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

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

Formal Class Introductions (graded, 5%).  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.