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Speech Assignment Sheet  [be sure to read this item in its entirety]  updtd 2/07

 

             ASSIGNMENT & INFORMATION SHEET
                                

Group Panel Presentations

                                      { "...an aspect about an aspect about..."}

      [[ This document contains the list of groups & the detailed assignment sheets for upcoming group activity]]                                       <<It is quite detailed and attempts to answer all questions you might have.  Read carefully. >>

 
    The first thing you should do in order to prepare for this unit is to carefully read Chapters   10 & 11 in your text [11e]  -- so that you will understand the communication principles underlying your  activities  in this assignment,  as you work within groups. The goal of this activity is to develop a preliminary understanding of another side of Oral Communication: GROUPS & INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION. 

      Mostly, you will be learning-by-doing--via the planning sessions as well as via the actual presentation.  This kind of experiential learning is an effective way to develop your group competency skills  but you are forewarned: it can be frustrating at times because you will be studying group dynamics and processes via a series of activities-- not just by reading about them in the text and/or lecture notes.

The quality of each group's  submitted materials and the quality of the  oral presentation itself  will be the primary criteria for grading  the individuals in each group.

     Together with 4-5 of your classmates, you will plan and complete this class unit which is designed to help you experience & explore the dynamics & procedures of  interpersonal / group communication:   
 
 
> the Group Discussion/Presentation   [click to go directly  to this information  sheet] 
> the list of Groups  [click to go directly  to list] 

> the planning procedures  [click to go directly  to this information  sheet]

> the topic  [click to go directly  to this section]

> the extra credit Reaction Journal [click to go directly  to this section]

 

 



 

           

         ABOUT THE  Panel Discussion/Presentation

 

   

RATIONALE:


 

PRESENTATION FORMAT:

When these discussions are presented in front of the class [see course syllabus for specific dates], each one will consist of three segments. The TOTAL  presentation time per group is only   15-17  minutes+1 minute set-up time.  This means that the group members will  need to plan very carefully in order to ensure that:   

The three segments of the 15-17 minute presentation are:  

Segment 1  {the Symposium} [approx 5-6 minutes] - Some members of the group will extemporaneously present OBJECTIVE,  INFORMATIVE , BACKGROUND material  based on his/her portion of the research.  Because the groups are all relatively large, it may not be possible for each  individual to speak in this segment. 
Segment  2 {the Panel} [approx 5-7minutes] - Next, the group members will subjectively interact AMONG  themselves - discussing  their respective viewpoints on the topic & on the researched data that was presented in Segment 1.

 

Segment  3  {the Forum} [ approx 4-5 minutes] - Next, the subjective discussion will be opened up to questions & comments from the  audience members.  

 

  The presentation is structured in this   SYMPOSIUM (part 1) , PANEL (part 2) , FORUM (part 3)  even though this will be our only opportunity this semester to do a group presentation, . This will also help you begin to work on the group / team competency as outlined by the School of Business.

 

TOPIC:

 

 

PROCEDURAL GUIDELINES

     1 -> Choose a leader/moderator.  This person will be responsible for ensuring that  certain tasks get done both Before & During the presentation. These tasks include ( but are not limited to)           

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ensuring the completion of the prelim.  & final agenda/outlines

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overseeing the research assignments

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overseeing the symposium assignments

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moderating the discussion during the panel & forum segments

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maintaining the timing - per segment & overall

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making transitions between the 3 segments,   etc. etc. etc.

                                                                                       
  2 -> All group members should participate equally.  Although the leader/moderator
      will double check on things, it is Everyone's responsibility to make sure all of the tasks  get done.

 

   3 -> On the next, linked page ... you will see a step-by-step review of the group
 
organizational procedure  [click to go directly  to procedures sheet] . 
It will help you put the text's   guidelines to work.
 

    4 -> Required Submissions For the actual DISCUSSION/PRESENTATION :

[a] Preliminary Agenda/Outline:

Each group will submit one copy of their
"Preliminary Agenda/Outline".  Hard copies of this form also will be distributed in class .However. it is also available on line via this link. The filled-in  preliminary A/O’s can be submitted to me via hard copy OR e-mail
[no-later-than Thurs 3/21-4:30pm]

[b]Revised-Final Agenda/Outline: 

Each group will submit one hardcopy of its revised, final Agenda/Outline on the day of presentation, BEFORE delivering  the presentation.

[c] extra credit--Reaction Journal:

 

Any group member can submit a follow-up Reaction Journal   which is IN ADDITION TO the work done via group collaboration.     If you're interested in this option,  keep a 4-5 entry computer journal. { Each dated entry =  1-2 paragraphs.} This journal will consist of your  thoughts & reflections about being involved in the group process. At the end of this unit, e-mail your journal to me. [No later than: W 4/25]

 

 


PLANNING GUIDELINES    [ For the group DISCUSSION/PRESENTATION]

  1.  All group members should participate equally.   It is Everyone's responsibility to
      make sure all of  the tasks get done.

  2. Overall, your laptops will be very helpful for several aspects of the meeting & planning  process, including:
        
    >recording material during your brainstorming and planning sessions,
            
> keeping a central location for the bibliography sources
             
>communicating among the group members via chat & /or email, etc
             
>supplementing the planning time you'll have in class
 
  If you use these opportunities efficiently, you should be able to easily complete the planning, research,  portion of the LS group project.

3. For the most part, your  meeting-and-planning time for this activity will be concurrent with the round of Combo Presentations [ i.e. the Combo presentation assignment[individual speakers] is TOTALLY separate from the Group Presentation assignment[groups]  except that we will be doing the former while planning the latter]

 

 

PROCEDURAL GUIDELINES     [ For the group DISCUSSION/PRESENTATION]

  1 -> Choose a leader/moderator. This person will be responsible for ensuring that  certain tasks get done both Before & During the presentation.
                 {these tasks include:  >>the prelim. & final agenda/outlines",
                
  >>the research assignments,  >>the symposium assignments,  
                 
>>moderating the panel & forum phases,  
                
  >>making transitions between the 3 segments etc. --see Chap 11}

 

2 -> All group members should participate equally. Although the leader/moderator will double check on things, it is Everyone's responsibility to make sure all of the tasks get done.    

 

3 -> On the next, linked page ... you will see a step-by-step summary of group  organizational procedure  [click to go directly  to procedures sheet] . This will  help you put the text's  guidelines  to work.

                    

  REQUIRED SUBMISSIONS  

1. Preliminary Agenda/Outline:     Each group will submit one copy of its
"Preliminary Agenda/Outline".   Click link to access the online version of form. Hard copies of the form also will be distributed in class.   [Due no later than Thurs 3/21-4:30pm]]--either  via hard copy or email.

 


2.
Revised - Final Agenda/Outline:  Each group will submit one hardcopy of its revised, final Agenda/Outline on the day of presentation, BEFORE delivering  the presentation.

 

 

3. extra credit--Reaction Journal:  Any group member can submit a follow-up Reaction Journal in the form of  a 4-5 entry computer journal.  This journal will consist of your  thoughts & reflections about being involved in the group process. At the end of this unit, I will ask you to e-mail your journal to me. Weds 4/25  4:30pm}


 

PROCEDURES & GUIDELINES

  for your MEETING & PLANNING   { Verderber-11e} 


DURING YOUR GROUP PRESENTATION PLANNING SESSIONS {which will occur both in & out of class}, BE SURE TO ACCOMPLISH THESE TASKS:  


1. If you haven't already done so,  exchange phone numbers;  you should also know each others' e-mail addresses-- for on & off campus.  I also recommend you create a personal group in your e-mail address book, consisting of all the group members.  
 

2. Choose a topic for your group to discuss & present.  It should be interesting, multifaceted, & "discussable" --and maybe even controversial. Also remember the general principles of topic selection that we discussed in class during the speech construction unit.  
[[* Topics are on a "first come/first served" basis, so reserve your grp's topic with me
  
as soon as you decide on it! ]]  


3. Decide if your discussion approach will be aimed toward FACT , VALUE , or POLICY.
(see #4 on p.242 in text) [Note: Despite the implications in your text, Group Discussion Presentations are not necessarily problem solving in purpose. Instead, your group might choose to share information or to decide on the worth/value of something or decide on a policy.]  

     
4. Phrase your "DISCUSSION QUESTION" [which does for a group discussion the same thing
that a Thesis Statement does for an individual speaker].  See your text for examples (esp. pp.243) 
 
 
5. Complete  a "Preliminary Agenda/Outline" worksheet. I'll be giving you a hard copy handout, but you can submit it via e-mail. This will give me some idea about how the group is progressing on its own. (we won't be all together as a class for a while!)  
***** See  the details above for the deadline for this this prelim. posting/ h.c. submission, but the earlier the better.*****  
 


6.
Determine the amount & type of research necessary to complete Segment 1 of the presentation. Remember, Segment 1 is based on data & evidence, not opinion. It will be presented as a series of "mini-informative  extemporaneous speeches".  


7. Prepare a hard copy of the FINAL Agenda/Outline for the group's planned presentation. This document should be a group effort although it is the
responsibility of the designated leader/moderator to make sure it is ready to hand in Due just BEFORE the group gives its presentation.  
 
 
8. Remember, Group Presentations differ from individual presentations because they are NOT rehearsed in advance. Of course, each group member should rehearse his/her individual "mini-informatives" that will be delivered in
Segment 1;  however, the best you can do to prepare for segments  2 & 3 is to be very familiar with your additional data and evidence. {{N.B. - Allow approximately 4-5 minutes for EACH of the 3 parts of th
overall presentation.}}  
 


[Yes, debate-format, roleplaying, and TV news-formats are some of the variations you could use in your presentations. It's up to you & your imaginations. Visual/presentation aids are welcome.]  

 



 

S07  XB - GROUPS:  dates updated

Group #1

Luciana CARDONA  ,  Jessica GINGERELLI  , Matt STOLARZ  John GOFF , Nicole PORTILLA

 

[in-class planning sessions for this  pres. = ([ 3/14 & 3/19 & 3/21  & 3/28] 

    [the  group presentation is o  Mon 4/2  ]  

 

____Effects of Video Games on US Culture._______________ A/0 rec'd   

Group #2 Pierre AVALOS , Joe DOTY , James CAPRIGLIONE , Audra GOOCH , Jackie VASQUEZ

[in-class planning sessions for this  pres ( 3/14 &  3/19[] & 3/21[] & 3/26[] & 3/28)     

   [the  group presentation is on Weds  4/4 ]  

 ______Political Correctness_____________________________ A/0 rec'd   

Group #3  Courtney WILSON , Mimi KASKEL , Rudel RODRIGUEZ , George DI MAYUGA , Su-Tanna FELDER

[in-class planning sessions for this  pres (3/14  &  3/19 & 3/26 & 3/28 ]    

       [the  group presentation is on Mon 4/2/]  -         

_____Newer kinds of fuels for the newer types of cars__________ A/0 rec'd     

Group #4

Krystle JONES , Marche TURNER , Brian TYBURSKI , Megan FENTON , Josh JONGSMA

[in-class planning sessions for this  pres (3/14  &  3/21 & 3/26 & 3/28]    

   [the  group presentation is on Mon 4/2/]                             

________Vigilantism ____________________________________ A/0 rec'd   

 

 

 

last updated 4/2/07

 

 

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