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* It is mandatory that you upload a complete outline onto Blackboard on the same day you post your speech presentation video.
This outline includes a citation page with a minimum of 3 MLA format citations, which you will also orally cite during your presentation.
Remember: LESS typing is best in outlines. Look at the sample outline.
Your outline serves as the skeleton for your speech, so don’t try to put everything there. Much of what you will say belongs in the speech, itself.
Follow the template provided for you in the Weekly Modules tab: Week 2.
*Use varied sources, rather than only dot coms.
*Use your spell check feature. Deductions are taken for each misspelled word.
*Make sure that you know the proper format for outlining a speech, including proper subordination of main points and subpoints, and sub-subpoints.
Follow the template provided for you, PLEASE. 🙂 (Yes, this is a repeat for a reason.)
*In addition, make sure that your outline is typed in TIMES NEW ROMAN 12 POINT FONT.
* Your Introductions and Conclusions should be typed in the actual words you plan to say during your speeches. BE SURE TO LABEL EACH PART OF THE INTRO AND CONCLUSION (The labels have already been provided on the template).
PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE! This step is the one that will make or break your presentations. It takes time to practice, especially because your slides are only visible for 20 seconds each. This moves the speech along pretty quickly for you. In order to do that, you must practice out loud. There’s no way around it.
Keep your speech between 5-7 minutes. When you practice out loud, you get a better sense of how long your speech will be.
During this presentation, there are 3 MANDATORY ORAL CITATIONS. Practice stating citations out loud when you are practicing your speech.
Vocal, Verbal, Physical***
Use vocal variety to your advantage. Vary your inflection, so that you have a conversational tone as you speak. Clearly articulate the words, and be sure to look up any pronunciations of words that you may not be familiar with ahead of time. You want your audience to listen to you, so what you say is just as important as how you say it. Use the tips in the textbook (Chapter 10 & Chapter 12) for gaining and maintaining your audiences’ attention throughout your presentation.
Stand up straight, (you may not sit) with your weight distributed on both feet. Dress in a professional manner (think job interview).
Record yourself in a well-lit place and make sure that we (at home) can see your slides. Make eye contact with the camera. It serves the purpose of being your “public” when speaking. Use index cards to jot down a few notes to reference as you speak, not for reading. Reading your notes will rate your speech at a D or below.
BE SURE TO INCLUDE AT LEAST ONE GRAPH OR CHART IN YOUR SLIDES. You will explain the graph or chart. Explain any significance the graph/chart has to supporting your central idea, main points, etc.
Most of your slides are simply images. There is little to no text used in the slides, so keep that in mind when selecting images to use. Be creative and use slides that move you and support the points you are trying to make in the presentation.
If you are unfamiliar with PowerPoint, you may use Prezi.com. Be sure to sign up for a student account, if you use Prezi, so you can access it for free. Google Slides also can be saved in PowerPoint format.