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Step 1: Review speech requirements.
Step 2: Read Chapter 4: Giving your First Speech.
Step 3: Watch student sample self-introductions in the McGrawHill Library media link for examples of well-developed and creative self-introductions (see videos 04.06 The Courtyard, 4.10 Life is a Journey, 4.11 There’s an APP for That, and 4.12 New Game, New Life)
Minimum Speech Requirement Policy
When you present any speech, it should demonstrate your ability to think critically about a topic and present a reasonable response. In an online course, all speeches will be submitted via Connect. If you are missing a requirement, you can expect a grade deduction. Please see syllabus for minimum speech requirements, but as a reminder, all speeches should include the following minimum requirements:
Original Content Only: When you prepare speeches, they should reflect your original thinking, ideas specifically created for this course, and practice academic integrity.
Professional Attire Requirement: When you present your speech, you need to dress professionally. Your attire should be business casualLinks to an external site..
Presenter Requirement: The video should capture your face and body as you deliver the speech to a live audience. During the speech, you must stand and be seen from the knees up.
Audience Requirement: In order to meet the college-wide course objectives, every student must prepare and present a minimum of three oral presentations using established rhetorical patterns and adapting them to the established needs of an audience of no fewer than six individuals.
Video Quality: The video should have adequate lighting and sound so viewers can see and hear you. You must control for distractions during the recording. You may take as many recordings as you choose, and submit the video you want graded. The submitted recording may not be edited in any way.
Extemporaneous Mode of Delivery Requirement: You will carefully prepare, rehearse, and present your speech from a brief set of notes while maintaining a conversational quality. Brief notes, visual aids, outline may be used while speaking, but aim for no more than 25% of your speaking time referring to your notes. Manuscriipt delivered speeches (read word-for-word, no eye contact or audience interaction) will not be graded (zero).
Speech Video and Outline Submissions: You must submit a working video through Connect, along with an outline, and sources (if applicable) through Canvas by the due date. In addition, you will complete a self-evaluation and engage in peer-evaluations of other student videos (through Canvas Discussion Posting Modules).
Topic and Outline Submitted: In order for speeches to be graded, speech topics must be posted in the class group discussion and a formatted outline submitted. After the post-closing, there are no topic changes without prior instructor discussion. If you submit the wrong file, the assignment will be considered late. Microsoft Word required for written assignments.