Speech Assignment Sheet [be sure to read this item in its entirety] updtd 3/10

                   "...same difference... "

TA / XB / TA / BBF



{"The Combo"}

 Extemporaneous  Presentational Speaking combined with a Manuscript excerpt

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 SOME FAQ's........

*The Rationale for this presentation

* What's "unique" about  the formatting & presentation of this presentation? 

        -> the topic

        -> the grading

        -> the  presentation  format & specifications

        -> the videotaping & small class+workshop splitting up of the class

* The steps in preparing for this presentation

* The Items to be submitted:  Preliminary  /  Final  /  Followup

* Reminders about what to do, what to bring, where to go, how to sign in


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  The purposes of this presentation are:

<1> to combine both the extemporaneous and manuscript  methods of speech delivery, and 

<2> for you to use the Comparison/Contrast approach of order of  organization. {i.e. "combo"}





  The major portion (approx 2-3 minutes) of your presentation will be Extemporaneous (delivered from notecards)  and the other part (approx 30 sec-1 minute )will consist of reading a Manuscript-style written excerpt and/or block quote that coordinates with  your presentation's goal and topic.

  Evaluators will not be using a specific rating sheet this time. Instead, they should write down  their own comments  (at least 4) on a sheet of paper.



 In terms of topic, this will be the most abstract presentation done so far; therefore you will have a special challenge to make the supporting materials within your presentation as concrete as possible.

1. The basic Theme/Topic of these presentations is "Same Difference". In other words, your speech's basic goal is to compare/contrast 2 different perspectives on the same issue.  You can select ANY issue that interests you (except for those 1-2 discouraged topics that I mentioned in class. If you are unsure, be sure to email me in advance). As you know from your English composition classes, comparison/contrast is an organizational style that highlights the similarities and the differences between 2 items.

Your general speech purpose can be to inform, to inspire, or to express an opinion--but it should not be overtly persuasive.  

Prepare a "brief"
[2-3 min] speech on your selected  concept/issue that interests you & can be thought of from a least 2 different credible viewpoints.   {i.e. "same difference"}

Find written excerpts from essays, articles, or literature selections that represent each  or either of the different perspectives . You are looking for a piece of writing that  represents at least one of the 2 perspectives being discussed, and, therefore, will complement your overall message.  Insert the excerpt(s) meaningfully and strategically-- somewhere within your prepared, extemporaneous speech.  

Visual/presentation aids are optional for this presentation.

4. Make sure the entire presentation is well coordinated, interesting and lasts from 3 to 4 minutes.   (This short time slot is necessary to ensure enough time for playback & oral post mortem)

  {NOTE: I will not be giving time signals during this presentation, but, as always, timing will be factored into the presentation's grade.   You may want to ask a classmate to give you time signals} 


     You will be graded on:


   <a> your adeptness with these two methods of delivery: extemporaneous + manuscript

   <b> the logical development of the BODY portion of your message
                [whether it clearly uses a specific order-of-organization
- refer to pp. 342-344  &  338 - 342]11e

   <c> the smooth coordination of the various vocal & physical elements of your presentation.

    <d>  whether outline is handed in on time / whether the bibliography [not just a "works cited" list] is correct & correctly formats  for all types of sources--including Internet items /  whether presentation  timing is within  specified time slot / whether there is evidence of evidence of individual improvement 






     The HARDCOPY submission requirements ...

      PRELIMINARY - optional email submission of your proposed outline.  If you do want to send it for a preliminary review, email it  no later than   Mon  4/5- 11:00 am but, PREFERABLY, SEND IT EARLIER IN THE  PRECEDING  WEEK IF YOU WANT A TIMELY RESPONSE!!



        [1] a correct, complete outline [including the Intro w/ Th. Stmt./Body/Conc]

                    {HARDCOPY: ready to hand in BEFORE you  give your presentation}

        **[2] a bibliography  [at least 1-2 sources required.] HARDCOPY:Follow standard

                        style sheet (APA or  MLA ) for formatting]



           video critique sheet [click to see the critique format to-be-copied & pasted for your e-mail attachment]

               ( This is an expanded "Personal Post Mortem") in which you will evaluate the audible &  organizational  & visible aspects of your presentation. Pay special attention to the presence (or absence of )"RAPPORT" .  It is due -- via E-mail -- within  one  week  of your presentation date.  




VIDEOTAPING is planned for this presentation. This will help you get a clearer idea of the visible aspects of your delivery style. Due to these special  time constraints of recording & replaying, for this time only, instead of the usual volunteer method, be prepared to give your presentations in the order be prepared to give your presentations in the order indicated on the Presentation Schedule. This schedule will be posted extra early because these Combo presentations will overlap with the groups' meeting & planning times.  Let me know NOW if you would prefer a particular date or a particular slot. 
    This videotaping will take place in the Speech Laboratory FH:58A  (
your usual classroom).      Stay tuned for details. 


 SPECIAL NOTE: During these 3 class sessions, the class will actually split up: 

All students will report to  the designated classroom  to "check in", but only that day's speakers will remain in the classroom. The rest of the class members will then go elsewhere {anywhere, your choice} to work in their groups (for planning the upcoming Group Presentation ).

As usual, attendance will be taken on all days, so be sure to sign in .





 * If you have a blank videocassette {VHS format}, you should bring it as back-up in case there are problems with to the lab's digital system. If not, bring your cued, audiorecorder  (just-in-case...) /

    * The special, video self critique form is due to be completed & returned via email within 1 week of the presentation

    * Plan carefully for such specifications as TIMING ACCURACY, HARDCOPY- OUTLINE-FORMAT, "Competent" EXTEMPORANEOUS DELIVERY (i.e. conversational, but not colloquial / with good articulation , strategic vocal inflection, effective eye contact)

     * No Hats of Course

    * As always, you are expected to be present & prepared for all your assigned activities.