Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Audience Demographics

Agenda:
-Make up speeches
-Make up bell work
-Audience Demographics Overview
-A look at websites for gathering information

Homework:
-If you will not be here tomorrow, complete the audience demographics sheet for Proctor.  Use the sites that we went over in class.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Audience Adaptations: Inaugural Addresses Link

Now that we have examined FDR's Inaugural Address together, it is time for your to consider how another president's speech is adapted for his audience.  Not only should you consider who is in attendance--which was largely the same, though began to reach more people once they started to be televised--you should consider the time period of the speech and how it is reflected in the speech content and diction (word choice).  The site will provide you with a little bit of background, but you may need to delve deeper.  Your output from this endeavor should be a marked-up copy of the speech and a half-page explanation of the main things that you discovered while looking at it (in relation to adapting for an audience).

http://www.bartleby.com/124/




Monday, March 10, 2014

Adjusting for your Audience

Agenda:
-IC check-in
-Journal: What do you need to consider about a group of people before you present something to them?  What did you consider before you went up in front of the class with your own speeches of introduction?
-Analysis of Sample Speech




Homework:  Finish reading or watching the speech.  Identify how SOFASMIA is present in this speech.  Discuss how FDR adjusts his speech and crafts his words to meet the needs of his audience.  (Take a look at the intro paragraph to the speech if you are lost.)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Peer Review Day

Name:
Ms. Hoffmann
Public Speaking
Spring Semester 2014

Speech of Introduction Peer Review

Questions to Answer (while listening to the speech):

  1. Before you answer any of these, prepare a timer to begin when your partner starts speaking.  
  2. What is the message (thesis) of your partner's introductory speech?  
  3. Does your partner exhibit goodwill and dynamism when he or she speaks?  (Point to examples. If you do not remember what goodwill or dynamism are, you will need to look back in your notes.)
  4. Does your partner avoid doing anything distracting while he or she is talking? (Think back to our sample videos.)

Questions to Answer (after the speech):
  1. Fill out your sample rubric for your partner.  Be as detailed as possible.  Include the exact amount of time that the speech took on the back of the rubric.  
  2. Does the speech flow as it currently is designed?  Does it follow one of the structures that we discussed in class?
  3. Is your partner able to give the speech with no more than a Key Note Outline for reference?
  4. Is there anything that needs to be clarified in the speech?  What exactly?
  5. What is one part of the speech that you really liked and would not change?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Components of Ethos

Agenda:
-Notes
-Sample Speeches for Analysis

  • http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/comm/obrien/commentary/what_im_about_comm.html
  • http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/comm/obrien/no_commentary/what_im_about.html
  • http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/comm/obrien/no_commentary/when_life_gives_you_lemons.html
  • http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/comm/obrien/commentary/when_life_gives_you_lemons_comm.html
Homework:
-Analyze Speech: http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/comm/obrien/no_commentary/deaf_culture.html
-Be prepared for tomorrow's peer review

Monday, March 3, 2014

Workshop Time

Agenda:
-Review of Rubric for the Speech
-Workshop Time
-Feedback on Full Outlines

Homework:
-Speech due Thurs.
-Ethos notes coming tomorrow