Public Speaking - DOC by 5VOJ4W


									                   WHAT!?                                       DON’T GIVE UP!
                I HAVE TO DO                                    YOU CAN DO IT!
                5 SPEECHES!

NBC’s reality show, "Fear Factor" has contestants compete against each other and
themselves in a series of challenges designed to confront individual fears and phobias. The
objective of this course is to tackle glossophobia-the fear of speaking to an audience. Our
class will have its own series of challenges (researching, organizing, writing, delivering and
critiquing multiple speeches). Upon completion of this course, I hope to proudly announce,

                                  “Fear is not a factor for you!”

INSTRUCTOR: Sara Nafzgar                           HOURS: By appointment
E-MAIL:                         SSSC: 26B 101       MAILBOX: 26D 1421
SPCH 1A Reference Number: 20106                    Time: TTH 2:15 - 4:20  Room: 26D-G481
SPCH 1 Reference Number: 20111                     Time: TTH 4:30 - 6:35  Room: 26D-G481
SPCH 1 Reference Number: 20115                     Time: TTH 6:45 - 8:50  Room: 26D-G481

When your advisor told you that you had to take a public speaking class, you may have panicked
a little and wondered why you would have to take such a class. Perhaps the field you’re studying
doesn’t even require any public speaking. Besides, you’ve been communicating since the day
you were born, so why should you take a communication class? Hmm…then again, can you
answer yes to any of the following questions?

  1.   Have you ever been so nervous about public speaking you forgot what you planned to say?
  2.   Would you rather go to the dentist than give a speech in public?
  3.   Have you ever been right, but couldn’t formulate a convincing argument?
  4.   Do people repeatedly say "Huh?" or "Excuse me?" when you tell them something?
  5.   Have you missed out on a job you were qualified for because you bombed the interview?
  6.   Do you sometimes have trouble structuring essays in your other college courses?
  7.   Have you ever had a good idea (at work, in your relationships, in class, etc.) but you didn’t
       feel comfortable explaining it, so instead you remained quiet?

Don’t worry, chances are good that you have natural skill or that you at least have the motivation
necessary to learn to communicate effectively one-on-one or in front of groups. Let me show you
what I mean…
    1. Do you talk with your hands?
    2. Do you look people in the eyes when you talk with them?
    3. Do you think visually?
    4. Can you keep your cool under pressure?
    5. Can you take a complicated idea or piece of equipment and describe it fairly simply?
    6. Are you sensitive to other people’s reactions to what you say?
    7. Do you like to tell people what you’ve learned so they can benefit also?

Okay, so you’ve answered some questions related to public speaking but maybe you’re still not
convinced that you want to be in a public speaking class. Perhaps you’re wondering what’s in it
for you. Our ability to succeed in all relationships depends far more than we realize on our ability
to communicate-whether it’s conference-room talk, water-cooler talk, or pillow talk. Among the
many benefits you will gain, speaking well:

    1.   Helps you share your knowledge and influence others.
    2.   Makes your ideas clearer to yourself and to others.
    3.   Builds your reputation as an intelligent person.
    4.   Wins respect, visibility, and recognition for your ideas.
    5.   Makes it easier for you to share your faith and express your values.
    6.   Promotes your career and earns financial rewards.
    7.   Promotes your company and its products or services.

                            How can you possibly pass up all that? 

Now that you’ve read my course sales pitch, here is the “official” course description:

Prepares students to compose and present speeches in front of a live audience. Emphasis will
include: different purposes of speaking, types of speeches and organizational patterns, topic
choice and audience adaptation, rhetorical principles, development and support of sound
reasoning and argument, theories of persuasion, application of ethics in public speaking, listening
skills, and theory and principles of effective delivery.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

Demonstrate competence in ethical speech preparation and presentation.

Effectively integrate credible evidence and sound reasoning in speech preparation and

Demonstrate effective management of anxiety during preparation and presentation of speeches.

Implement ethical standards expected of an audience member by employing effective listening
skills and cultural sensitivity.

Critically evaluate their own and others speeches based on content, composition/organization,
Delivery, and implementation of ethical standards.

Demonstrate the ability to perform audience analysis and adaptation while speaking

Reel, Ron et al. From Fright to Might: A Textbook/Workbook for Public Speakers, 7th Ed. Walnut:
Day & Nite, 2012. (2) A stapler (3) 4*6 index cards (4) Visual aid materials-approx $20 (5)
Access to a computer (all assignments must be typed) (6) A flash drive with at least 1 GB of
space (7) Sufficient time to research, write, and practice speeches

  SPEECH       This speech will be given prior to any significant instruction regarding public
               speaking. You will be expected to prepare and deliver a 3-4 minute                 Speech:
               demonstration speech that teaches the audience how to follow a process. This      50 points
               is your chance to show off what you already know about how to be a good
               public speaker. This “icebreaker” speech will serve as a starting point for
               you to track how your knowledge and skills improve over the semester.

INFORMATIVE    As one of the two major speech assignments in the course, rigor and critical       Speech:
   SPEECH      thinking are essential for this speech. Topic selection is key in this            150 points
               presentation. Search to find new and innovative ideas to share with us in a 6-
               8 minute extemporaneous speech. Typed, full-sentence formal outlines with          Outline:
               an MLA bibliography of at least 6 sources must be provided to the instructor      100 points
               before the speech is delivered.

 PERSUASIVE    You will be expected to present a 7-9 minute extemporaneous speech                 Speech:
   SPEECH      persuading the audience that a particular behavior or policy should or            150 points
               should not be modified. You will be required to use a specific method of
               organization to construct your argument, and you will base your argument           Outline:
               on significant research. Typed, full-sentence formal outlines with an MLA         100 points
               bibliography of at least 6 sources must be provided to the Instructor before
               the speech is delivered.

 IMPROMPTU     Everyone will do one impromptu speech. You will be given a topic to speak
   SPEECH      approximately for 2-3 minutes. You will approximately 3 minutes to                 Speech:
               prepare a speech with an introduction, main points, and a conclusion.             100 points

GROUP SPEECH   You will critically analyze a famous speech applying concepts discussed
               throughout the semester and present your findings. The specific skills to be       Speech:
               developed in this speech are group presentation techniques, using visual aids     100 points
               effectively, and communication analysis. 15-17 minutes
               (80 points group score & 20 points individual score)

EXAMINATION    Each student is responsible for completing the exam on the scheduled day.         75 points
               The exam will cover material from class discussions and the text.

 SELF-EVALS    Upon reviewing your video, you will write a two page paper evaluating             15 points
               specific aspects of your speech and setting goals to improve.                       each
               (Icebreaker and Persuasive)

 ACTIVITIES    A minimum of 7 in-class activities designed to reduce speech anxiety and          10 points
               develop speech writing skills.                                                      each

  QUIZZES      A minimum of 15 open note quizzes taken at the beginning of class. Students        5 points
               must have notes from reading to take the quiz. No make ups allowed.                  each

EXPECTATIONS: All speeches should contain a discernable introduction and conclusion, as
well as a clearly organized, well-supported body. For each graded speech you will be required to
turn in a typed sentence outline to me prior to beginning your speech. All relevant bibliographic
information must be included as part of the outline. For help with APA or MLA source citations,
visit Greater detail on all speeches (descriptions, grading
criteria) will be provided when discussing each assignment.

General grading criteria:

F (0): You either fail to do the assignment your work is too far below acceptable standards to
merit any consideration. You either completely miss the point of the assignment or disregard
critical elements of it.
D (1): You demonstrate that you understood the assignment, but constructed and presented the
material in a less than satisfactory way. Your performance was sub-standard relative to normal
C (2): You give the speech that the average public speaking student, working the average amount
of time should be expected to prepare. Your work is complete but in no way exceptional or
deserving of extra attention.
B (3): You exceed expectations. Your preparation and delivery serve as examples of the proper
concepts and practices. All of the required material is plainly in evidence, and your work is fluid
and smooth.
A (4): Your work obviously stands out from that of the normal body of students. You serve as a
role model for how the speaking assignment should be carried out. You are creative and
energetic, expanding the boundaries of the assignment.


         Assignment                Possible      My Points        Points      Overall Course
                                    Points        Earned           Lost       Grading Scale
Icebreaker Speech                      50
Activity 1-7                           70                                    1000 – 900 = A
Self Evaluation 1                      15                                    899 – 800 = B
Informative Speech                    250
                                                                             799 – 700 = C
Persuasive Speech                     250
Impromptu                             100                                    699 – 600 = D
Examination                            75                                    599 – 0    = F
Skill-Building Speech                 100
Self Evaluation 2                      15
Chapter Quizzes                        75
                    TOTAL            1000


Because speech communication involves listening, evaluating, and writing as well as speaking,
you are expected to attend ALL class meetings. Attendance and class participation are necessary
for success in this course. However, I realize that there may be times when an absence is
unavoidable. Therefore I offer the following Attendance Policy.

Absences without penalty:
You are allowed the following number of absences from class without penalty in
acknowledgment of occurrences such as personal or family emergencies, religious observances,
transportation difficulties, serious illness, or other concerns at your discretion: 2 absences.

Absences in excess of these listed above will result in the lowering of your final course grade by
5% for each subsequent absence. For example, if you are receiving a 90% in the class and have
one more unexcused absence than you are allowed, you will then receive an 85% for the course.
If you have two extras, you will receive an 80% and so on.

You are expected to have all work submitted to the instructor by the assigned date regardless of
absence (email by due date, and bring a hard copy when you return). If you turn in an assignment
late it will be accepted for half credit. In the event of an absence on the day you are scheduled
to give a speech, you will only be granted a make-up if we have time to accommodate it, and
your grade will be reduced 50%. You must be ready to present on the day that you return.

1) If you will be absent for a college-approved activity (such as a field trip, athletic competition,
or leadership conference) and notify the instructor in advance of the absence you will not be
penalized for the absence and will be allowed to make up graded work. Verification of
hospitalization of the student (not a doctor’s note for a cold or sprained ankle) will also be
considered for non penalized speech make-up.

2) The only other exception to reschedule without penalty will require that valid documentation is
presented and that it is discussed before the scheduled speech day. Only the following situations
will be considered:
               Mandatory court appearance
               Military service
               Funeral service on the day of the speech

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Cheating/ plagiarism (representing somebody else’s words or ideas as one’s own) of any kind will
not be tolerated and will earn you an “F” on the assignment in question or an “F” for the entire
course depending on the seriousness of the offense. Cases of plagiarism may be reported to the
Department Chair and/or the Dean of Students. The term “cheating” includes but is not limited to:
     Plagiarism
     Using unauthorized material or sources
     Illegally accessing confidential information through a computer
     Taking an exam for another student or having another student take an exam for you
     Forging or altering registration or grade documents
     For a detailed description, please see the College catalog

This campus will provide reasonable accommodations for students who face unique physical,
learning, and emotional challenges. If you have special conditions as addressed by the Americans
with Disabilities Act and need accommodations, please inform me within the first two weeks of
the semester. There are eligibility requirements for some of the programs offered. Please visit
Disabled Student Programs and Services. It is your responsibility to work with DSPS to make
arrangements for special accommodations in this class, but if you have any questions, I’d be
happy to help. 

Please keep in mind that a college classroom is a professional learning environment in which
mutual respect amongst students and between students and the professor is expected. Here are
some examples of disruptive behavior listed in your catalog: obstruction or disruption of the
educational process; willful disobedience and/or the open persistent defiance of authority; verbal
or physical threats to students, faculty, or staff; excessive talking in class; cell phones use during
class; excessive lateness; and sleeping in class.

Remember, we all want a comfortable, respectful atmosphere for optimal learning and success.
In addition, here are a few more rules and policies for my class:
     If you arrive late for class and someone is speaking, please wait until the speech is
         finished BEFORE you enter the classroom. Likewise, if you need to leave early, please
         notify me before class so we can arrange a polite way for you to leave the classroom.
     Absolutely no liquor, firearms, weapons, explosives or animals.
     Be a courteous audience member. This means showing up, offering constructive
         evaluations, being attentive, etc. You will all have your turn in front of the class, and it
         will be much easier if you have been respectful of your peers during their speeches.
     Finally, HAVE FUN, make friends, work hard, and discover your unique talent.

This course syllabus and tentative course schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the
instructor. Advanced notice will be given to students in case of required changes in the syllabus
and/or schedule.

     WEEK                      CHAPTER READING/TOPIC                             DON’T FORGET

 WK 1: 8/28 - 8/30     Introduction to the course & Group formation       T: Welcome!!! 
                       Speaking Outside the Classroom (16)                TH: Quizzes (4 &16)
                       Listening (4)

  WK 2: 9/4 - 9/6      ICEBREAKER SPEECHES                                T: Bring recipe sheet
                       ICEBREAKER SPEECHES                                TH: Bring recipe sheet

 WK 3:9/11 – 9/13      Introduction to Speech Communication (1)           T: Quizzes (1 & 14)
                       Informative Speaking (14)                          TH: Info sign up

WK 4: 9/18 – 9/20      Research and Support (7)                           T: Quiz (7)
                       Research workshop                                  TH: Find 6 articles minimum

WK 5: 9/25 – 9/27      The Body of Your Speech (8)                        T: Quizzes (8, 9 & 10)
                       Introductions, Conclusions, and Transitions (9)    TH: Quiz (2)
                       Outlining (10) Speech Anxiety (2)

WK 6: 10/2 – 10/4      Outlining Workshop                                 T: Meet __________________
                       Preparing Your First Speech (3) Delivery (13)      TH: Quiz (3 & 13)

WK 7: 10/9 – 10/11     INFORMATIVE SPEECHES                               T: All informative Outlines due
10/10 Drop without W   INFORMATIVE SPEECHES                               Group A
                                                                          TH: Group B

WK 8: 10/16 –10/18     INFORMATIVE SPEECHES                               T: Group C
                       INFORMATIVE SPEECHES                               TH: Group D

WK 9: 10/23 –10/25     Topic Selection (5) Persuasive Speaking (15)       T: Quizzes (5, 12 & 15)
                       Visual Aids (12)                                   TH: 3 Persuasive topics due

WK 10: 10/30 –11/1     Language (11) Audience Analysis & Adaptation (6)   T: Quizzes (6 & 11)
                       ISB Workshop                                       TH: Bring laptops

WK 11: 11/6 – 11/8     *ISB Workshop Impromptu Speaking (17)              T: Quiz (17) & Bring laptops
                       Outlining Workshop                                 TH: Meet _________

WK 12: 11/13-11/15     IMPROMPTU SPEECHES                                 T: Random order
                       EXAM & OUTLINE EVAL                                TH: 882E Scantron

WK 13: 11/20- 11/22    PERSUASIVE SPEECHES                                T: All Persuasive Outlines due
                       NO CLASS THURSDAY                                  Group D
                                                                          TH: HAPPY THANKSGIVING

WK 14: 11/27-11/29     PERSUASIVE SPEECHES                                T: Group C
                       PERSUASIVE SPEECHES                                TH: Group B

WK 15: 12/4 – 12/6     PERSUASIVE SPEECHES                                T: Group A
                       IMPROMPTU SPEECHES                                 TH: Random order
                                                                          ALL 4 GROUPS PRESENT
  FINALS: 12/11        ISB (GROUP) SPEECHES                               2:15-4:20 (12/11 @ 1:30-4:00)
                       TURN IN PPT                                        4:30-6:35 (12/11 @ 4:30-7:00)
                       TURN IN SELF EVAL 2                                6:45-8:50 (12/11 @ 7:30-10:00)


                  NAME ___________________________ NUMBER__________
                  FOOD ___________________________
                  EXTRA CREDIT ______ ______ TOTAL SCORE: ________

The purpose of this ice breaker speech is twofold. It will initially serve as a way for you to show
how little or how much you already know about public speaking. If you know a lot about the
subject, this is your chance to show off a bit. If you don’t know a thing, that’s okay too, this class
will provide an exciting opportunity for you to really grow.

Second, it will serve as an important tool in helping you gauge what you have learned about
public speaking, and how your presentation skills have progressed over the semester.

I won’t give you any specific requirements for this speech (this is the only time you get the luxury
of total control over your speech) aside from these two basic guidelines: (1) your topic must
demonstrate how to prepare a recipe, and (2) you should speak for 2-3 minutes.


____ONE ATTACHED                                       ____INSTRUCTIONS
____ONE SEPERATE                                       ____GRAPHIC
____SINGLE (PORTAIT) PAGE                              ____ERROR FREE
____SPEAKER’S NAME                                     ____VISUALLY APPEALING
____RECIPE’S NAME                                      ____ WOW!!!

______/10 QUANTITY OF INFORMATION                                           TIME ______






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