Thursday, April 30, 2015

Supporting Information: Examples


  • Examples Handout
  • Korea Speech
    • 3 examples of examples (quote part and provide page number so that I can find them)
    • Which type of example is it?
    • Does the example work where it is located in the text?  (Does its placement make sense?)  How?
    • Does it contain only important details?
    • Does the author use any transitional words or phrases to introduce it?  Which?
  • Finish example analysis for Monday
  • Finish brainstorming for Monday

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sample Speech Analysis: Cat in the Hat Research Speech


  • Review sample speech
  • Review feedback from facts/stats and testimony analyses
  • Have all of your brainstorming ready to hand in along with your topic selection for Monday
    • Your topic selection must include the following:
      • The topic area (as specific as possible to distinguish from others in the class that may have similar topics.)
      • General purpose (to inform or to persuade)
      • Specific purpose (what you are informing or persuading of)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Brainstorming Con't


  • Social Media Prompts
  • How to: Topic Analysis
  • Choose a topic area you would like to explore for Monday

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Brainstorming Strategies


  • Focused brainstorming
  • Interest charts

  • Finish the first two strategies if you didn't in class

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Supporting Your Ideas: Testimony


  • Types of testimony
  • Examples of testimony
  • Analysis: "An Oral History of the Integration of College Sports"
    • Find 3 examples of testimony and answer the following questions:
      • Which type is it?
      • Is it a direct quote or paraphrased?  Is the choice the author made between the two a good one?
      • Is the testimony cited in any way?  (Is there a name, a date, a publication, or other credentials listed?)
    • Find 1 example of a fact or stat and answer the following questions:
      • Is it general or specific?
      • What is its context of interpretation?
      • Does it follow the use guidelines? (Refer to the four Rs on your previous handout.)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Types of Supporting Information: Facts and Statistics


  • Review Facts and Stats
  • Use guidelines
  • Analysis of School Choice speech
    • Find five examples of facts or stats and copy them down
    • Answer the following about each:
      • Does it follow the five Rs?  How?
      • Does it have a context of interpretation?  What is it?
  • Test tomorrow
  • Finish 5 quote analysis for Friday
  • Continue working on project

Monday, April 6, 2015

Adapting to Audience Workshop


  • Workshop time for project
  • Test Thursday
  • Project due Friday

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Public Speaking Scenarios

In this post, you will find the scenarios and topics (along with positions on them) that you will be using for the coming project.  The number you were given corresponds to the number of the scenario you will be using.

1.  You have been asked to speak at a high school in Mesquite, TX about immigration.  Stance: You are explaining why it is important to welcome newcomers to the country.

2.  You have been asked to speak about gun control in Panama City, Florida.  Stance: You are explaining why stricter gun control lows are not necessary.

3.  You have been asked to speak about LGBT rights in Indiana.  Stance: You are explaining why it is important to support laws in favor of expanding rights of LGBT-identifying people

4.  You have been asked to speak about taxes in Miami, Florida.  Stance: You are explaining why it would be beneficial to decrease taxes on the wealthy and corporations.

5.  You have been asked to speak about relief aid in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Stance: You are explaining why the government need not finance natural-disaster, relief efforts.

Audience Dynamics Continued


  • Review of HW speech and ethos
  • Maslow's hierarchy of needs + relation to public speaking
  • If you have missing work, you need to get it in as soon as possible.  The quarter closes next Friday!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Interlude: Analysis of Sample


  • Read flying speech
  • Analyze for components of ethos
    • underline
    • label which
    • label why it's that one
  • Complete the analysis

Group Dynamics I


  • Notes
  • What does a good survey look like?
  • Judging sample questions
  • Creating a good sample survey
  • Finish your surveys for Thursday