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Speaking to Inform Speaking Course Maintenance… Course Only 10 more material days Only Speeches will dominate rest of course Focus is on preparing for speeches and less Focus on text material on Test Results Test Grades are on Blackboard Total points: 60 High average (yay! You all are Rockstars!) High Rockstars!) 2 pt. Curve (already included in grade) To review test, make appointment with me To (we don’t have enough time to discuss in class) class Informative Speech Informative Topic informs your audience on an issue, Topic person, company, invention, place, object,… person, 3 ½ - 4 ½ minutes Highly structured Outline on Blackboard Remain objective and impartial Topics are due Friday Oct 10th (email or talk with me) me) Informative Speech Informative At least 1 visual aid (no PowerPoint) 3 sources (identify in speech) Notes: 1 notecard: keywords only Speech will be recorded Grading Speech: 50 pts. Speech: Self-assessment paper: 15 pts. Total: 65 pts Topic Choices Topic Choices
Don’t: Pick a topic that is too technical Pick a topic that is too personal Pick a topic that is boring Pick a topic that is too big (3 ½ to 4 ½) Pick a topic that is too trivial Pick Evidence Statistics Make sure they are from credible sources Make sure they have a representative Make sample sample Make sure they are presented in an Make understandable manner 4 Types of Evidence Types Factual Illustration – A long in depth story about one Factual particular occurrence particular Specific Instance – A short, undeveloped example Specific relating to the previous factual illustration. Typically follows the factual illustration to demonstrate that it wasn’t an isolated case wasn’t Statistic: facts or occurrences represented Statistic: numerically numerically Expert testimony – Make sure the expert is actually Expert an expert in the area you are suggesting an Reporting Evidence
Cite info that is either Cite 1. not your own 1. 2. not common sense Reporting Evidence Reporting
Give the name of the person you are Give citing AND tell why he/she is credible (if this isn’t common knowledge) this After you do that once you can just tell After me the name of the person or publication me Form Introductions Attention Getter – Really try hard to make grab Attention attention Thesis Statement – A one-sentence summary of Thesis what you will discuss. what Reason to Listen – Very Important! Tells the Reason audience “What’s in it For Them.” Credibility – Tell me why you are an expert Credibility Research? Experience? Education? Research? Preview – Give me one-sentence preview of your Preview main topics main Form Conclusions
Restate Thesis – Paraphrase your initial thesis Restate statement to reassert your claim statement Review the Main Points – Give a one-sentence Review review of each of the points you spoke about review Reason to Remember – If your audience is to Reason remember one thing from the speech what would that be? that Tie-back to the Attention Getter – Give a sense of Tie-back closure by reminding the audience of what you spoke about in the attention getter spoke Form Practice Do it like you mean it Don’t just read your speech Don’t speak in front of a mirror Public speaking is an interaction so practice like you Public will play will Try to make the situation as real as possible Get others to listen to you Get Go to the classroom the night before and practice Start, Stop, & Continue Start, Mid-semester evaluation Write 1 or more things for me to start Write
• i.e. something you would like me to start doing Write 1 or more things for me to stop
• i.e. something you would like me to stop doing Write 1 or more things you want me to Write continue to do continue
• Something you would like me to keep doing Something ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2009 for the course CMS 306M taught by Professor Gomez during the Fall '06 term at University of Texas.
- Fall '06