Objective: To construct a well-written informative presentation following the criteria below and effectively presenting to an audience consisting of at least 5 people. My outline format is a bit more detailed than the book so make sure you employ the items listed on presentation outline format I provide under assignments.
1. All topics must be submitted under the assignment Research & Topic Post for Informative speech under the ‘Assignment’ tab. Topics will be approved on a first come, first serve basis. Please peruse the submissions on the discussion board to make sure your topic is not already taken.
2. This presentation will cover aspects of your chosen documentary or biography. You may read this or watch something on netflix, youtube, etc. Choose which key aspects of the book or film you would like to inform us about. You will not be able to cover everything, but choose key aspects that are interesting. For additional support material you may include related materials such as personal interviews, brochures, newspaper articles, magazine articles, etc related to your topic if appropriate.
1. This presentation will include a minimum of 2 research sources. These may come from movies, academic journals, credible magazines, newspapers, personal interviews, books, television broadcasts, and valid web sources. Make sure you diversify your sources, particularly when using the web. Be sure to state your references in the text of your presentation.
2. The outline is full-sentence as if you were transcribing it for someone else to deliver from the outline. You will write it in full-sentence outline form versus paragraph form so that I can measure your understanding and application of the specific components (i.e. attention getter, credibility statement, transitions, etc.).
3. Your outline will be about 2 double-spaced pages in length. If delivered this would be 4-5 minute presentation.
4. Make sure to write out your sources used and highlight them.
1. Make eye contact with the audience and the camera during your presentation.
0. The presentation will be 4-5 minutes long. Speeches that run (under) or overtime will be penalized
1. The speaker is expected to dress professionally.
2. The speaker is permitted to use a maximum of two note cards with phrase or word outlines only (full sentence outlines are not to be used on the note cards). No outlines or papers are allowed while speaking other than (2) 3 X 5 note cards as long as you can still present an organized speech. Make sure you look at the camera as it is very obvious when speakers read of cards or don’t make eye contact. A zero will result if you read off of a script, outline or a laptop behind the camera.
3. The speaker must upload the speech and submit the link by due date, you must also show that you have 5 people in your audience before and after speech with no editing.
4. Make sure to include a presentation aid, this can be a visual aid, pictures, movie clip, power point, prezi, objects, audio clip. The purpose is to enhance your speeches by making it more interesting, clarify information, enhance, cover a lot of material in a short period of time like a chart, or to build credibility, etc.
1. Reference page must be typed. Refer to a manual for APA or MLA style. Reference page must adhere to APA or MLA style.
2. You must cite your sources appropriately within the text of your speech (including the outline) in order to avoid plagiarism.
3. Avoid citing references in your reference page that are not used in the text of your presentation.
4. Please include any personal communications such as interviews or emails in your reference page even though the APA manual does not require you to do so.