Team Discussion Forum
2/20, 2/25, 2/27, 3/ 4, 3/6
You and two others will serve as leaders in a discussion forum. You may
pick any topic pertaining to Speech for example, vocal delivery, kinesics,
organization, rhetoric, ethos, pathos, logos, debate, tone
Outline with References: 25 points
Speech Presentation: 100 points
1. Your general goal is to inform the audience about your current major, how you plan to
use it, possible careers, or classes you have taken. You should do research abou
Informative Speech Grading Rubric
Name: _ Time 5pts: _
Did you effectively gain the audiences attention_
Did you establish a focus (i.e. main idea or point of speech) with a thesis statement_
Relate the topic to the audience_
Did you review y
Ceremonial Speech Assignment
For this assignment, you will give a 2-4 minute ceremonial speech that resembles a PR
response that would be given after some type of disaster or crisis.
This type of speech should use one of Benoits 5 components fo
Develop Outline- due beginning of class presentation in full sentences.
1. Choose a topic
2. Develop a thesis
3. Develop main points
4. Research topic find 5 credible sources
5. Use sources to develop evidence
6. Write introduction
Policy Debate Format
First affirmative constructive (3 5 minutes) can be completely written and learned in advance!
Opening - state your name and partners name and that you are speaking for the affirmative; express
pleasure for opportunity t
Team Discussion Forum Evaluation Form
Did the forum fully
cover the topic?
full knowledge of
topic and exceeds
topic with no
Demonstrates average understanding
1. "America: love it or leave it." [False Dilemma]
2. "Since scientists cannot prove that global warming will occur, it probably won't." [Argument
3. "If we pass laws against fully automatic weapons, then it won't be long
Policy Debate Packet
What is policy debate?
WHAT IS DEBATE?
Debate is about change. We are constantly engaged in a struggle to make our lives, our community, our
country, our world, our future, a better one. We should never be satisfied with the way thing