Informative Speeking Assignment

6 TO 7 minutes

BY _____________ PREPARE A DRAFT OF YOUR SPEECH BRING YOUR LAPTOP WITH YOUR POWERPOINT or Print it and bring it to class. DOING AN OUTLINE? Print it and bring to class.  

Your Powerpoint should include the following:

 _____  Title Slide with your name (you do not show this during your presentation

 _____  Attention Getter Slide_____  Thesis Statement--that informs and educates and does not persuade us

_____  Statement showing why you are interested in the topic or have expertise in the topic

_____  Statement showing why the topic is related to experiences we have had or are having _____  Main points that directly and completely support your thesis statement.

_____  Your points are clear, differ from each other and cover your thesis thoroughly

_____  At least one interest support every two slides-ready to be vivid and engaging_____  At least one evidence support every two slides-ready to strongly support your points

_____  Pictures, Videos, Sounds, Actual objects, Demonstrations are almost always great additions

_____  No filler-the less general bullet points, the better

_____  Transitions between supports and points

_____  Your points and supports will tell your audience something that they did not know before

 _____  Build to a higher point--conclude by addressing a broader, significant point

_____  Closure--include a line that gives your speech a sense of ending 

_____  Final slide with your Bibliography with at least 3 QUALITY SOURCE CITATIONS 

C speeches include most of these items in the speech but need significant work in delivery or content

B speeches include virtually all of these items in the speech

B+ speeches use all of these elements in the speech effectively

A- speeches are strong in all respects

A speeches are strong in all respects and go beyond the norm with outstanding delivery and content. 

NOTE-Want to do something creative or different? Just talk to Jim 

ON THAT SAME DAY DURING CLASS, ANOTHER STUDENT WILL WRITE COMMENTS ON YOUR ROUGH DRAFT AND YOU WILL PRACTICE YOUR SPEECH. 

Practicing Wed Night?-BY 1PM on Wed. Email to Jim your Powerpoint draft. All other students email your PowerPoint by 11:59pm on Wed. 

Jim will make comments and email it back to you.  MAKE FIXES TO YOUR POWERPOINT BEFORE YOU COME TO PRACTICE. 

NOTE: DO NOT DO BOTH AN OUTLINE AND A POWERPOINT-DO JUST ONE. Is your PowerPoint not sending? Email Jim.

 ON THE DAY YOU SIGNED UP TO SPEAK--YOU SPEAK

1.      You present a speech with the main purpose to give information.  Do not try to persuade the audience.  Meet the criteria above and on the critique sheet for the speech.

2.      The speech should be 6 to 7 minutes long.  You will be given time signals during your speech to assure that you stay on time.  Speeches under five minutes may be docked points.  All speeches will be stopped at the 7 minute mark so that everyone has a full chance to speak. 

SPEAKING DAY BY 11:59pm: Email to Jim your Final Powerpoint. 

WITHIN TWO CLASS DAYS AFTER YOU SPEAK:

1. Watch your DVC and write a self-critique on your goal sheet.

2. Turn in the Goal Sheet with your self-critique to your instructor, who will then give you comments and your grade.