Thursday, February 28, 2013

Creating Your First Speech

-Review of Wednesday's Homework
-Notes--Putting Together a Speech: The Steps
-Workshop: Self-Awareness Reading
-Workshop: Example Narrative Reading

-Finish the Deaf Culture Video Homework if you have not
-Finish Self-Awareness Inventory

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Quiz Review and a Refresher on Ethos, Pathos, and Logos

-Review your quiz
-Review of correct answers
-Ethos/Pathos/Logos Handout + Worksheet

-Lou Gehrig Reading and Worksheet

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Your First Speech

Public Speaking
Ms. Hoffmann

• To create a classroom community and to learn more about one another
• To practice speaking to a group of your peers
• To put into practice the general elements of a well-written speech that we have gone over
thus far
• To practice listening to one another actively
• To practice self-presenting in a way that you may have to in future jobs and community

Your First Speech

General Directions:

  1.  This is a speech of introduction, so you will be speaking about yourself to your classmates.
  2. . Obviously, “yourself” is a huge topic. You will need to narrow this down. Tips:
    • Do not just recap superficial facts about yourself. Avoid talking about where you go to school and what classes you are taking.
    • It may help you if you ask yourself this question: What is the one thing that defines you as an unique individual. You may think “nothing” or “something boring,” but we will spend some time the week before the speech is due conducting a thorough self-awareness inventory to help you to answer this question.
    •  If you have to question whether or not it is appropriate subject matter for the classroom, leave it out!
  3.  There are some specific steps that you need to take when preparing a speech. We will review these in detail this week so that you will know exactly what you will need to do.
  4.  Once you have followed those steps, you need to practice your speech!
  5.  Make sure that your speech is between five and seven minutes long. This means that you will need to think of some good details, but you will need to make sure that you do not go into so much detail that your point is lost.

Due Date: Monday, March 4th

Monday, February 25, 2013

Managing your Ethos

-Bell Work: Communication Anxiety Journal
-Notes: The Parts of Ethos, Tactics for establishing identification between speaker and audience using the parts of ethos
-Workshop--Analyzing Ethos in Sample Videos

-Analyze the following video.  Make sure to make notes on the four aspects of ethos and whether or not you think the speaker lives up to them.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Meditation Station

Foundations Quiz

-Communication Apprehension Quiz

Journal: Using the completed quizzes, write about what your fears related to public speaking.  Be specific: you should write things like "I fear ___________   because _____________________."  The because is very important and should help you to think about from where your fear stems.

Monday, February 11, 2013


Today's class was replaced by a survey that students were requested to complete.

-Quiz will take place Wednesday
-Complete the 3-2-1 on the reading if you have not already done so

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Ethics Continued & Unit Review

-Finish ethics notes
-Ethics Case Examples
-Review of the 3 Pillars via Commercials

-Reading Packet (3 points, 2 questions, 1 idea or most important quote)
-Study for tomorrow's quiz

Monday, February 4, 2013

Public Speaking Ethics

-Review of MLK Speech Analysis + Homework Commercials
-Ethics Free Write
-Notes on Ethics in Public Speaking
-NCA's Note on Ethics

-->To be continued on Wednesday<--

-Study your notes for Friday's Quiz

Friday, February 1, 2013

Foundations of Public Speaking: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos

-Bell Work: Readings on Aristotle's 3 Pillars of Public Speaking
-Sharing our Public Speaking Diagrams
-Becoming a Critic of Public Speaking:  Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech

Answer the "Becoming a Critic of Public Speaking" Questions for two commercials.  You do not have to answer Question 10, but please let me know what the product was and/or the name of the commercial.  With the Super Bowl coming up, you may want to write your answers based on one of its ads.