AGRI 183 Communication Methods Lecture Six Outline,Tuesday, 5 October 2004

Attendance speech: speak for 30 seconds or less about the farthest away you have ever been from home.


Four to Six page paper critiquing a formal speech given outside of class (due: Oct 29, 4pm) peer edited. 

Use PowerPoint for Images only (No Text) and put blank neutral dark slides in between for the time you are speaking about other things.  PRACTICE AHEAD IN THE ROOM YOU WILL GIVE YOUR PRESENTATION.  Check UVM Facilities Scheduling and click on the Events Request Form link for listings of when the room is free.


  1. Practice the standing exercise.  Keep hands out of pockets.
  2. Practice your informational and persuasive presentation.
  3. READING ASSIGNMENT: The Art of Public Speaking: Chapters. 18.  This completes the reading assignments for the course!  Use the texts as references.

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

Hand in your reflection paper 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 (speech I prepared for, speech I gave, speech I wish I had given), 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, hands out of pockets.

Review Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream speech and the stylistic languages devices used.

Persuasive presentation critique sheet review.

View and critique a student example of a persuasive presentation.

View and critique a segment of the first Presidential debate.