Presenting in English (1) Zoom meeting ID: 138-670-389
2020.06.03 and 06.10
We started off class as usual with a word, quote, and joke of the day.
Then we discussed some tips about evaluations as we got started, going beyond the basic sandwich method for ways to help speakers and listeners improve their public speaking experience. Please review the linked page and learn how to use it. We will have more chances to give feedback to classmates this semester and this method can help both listeners and speakers learn more.
We next moved on to talk about our final speech project, which is due a
little more than two weeks from now. We started by looking at the Organize your Speech assignment with info and examples from the Six Minutes Presentation site and then we continued by talking about the instructions from Toastmasters. Please refer to both these guidelines for more details.
We also looked at the first few pages of Chapter 8 in the text through page 99, which focus on persuasive speaking.
During week 13 (June 10th), we talked more about Monroe’s Motivated Sequence and the remainder of Chapter 8. You are not required to complete the Presentation Project for Chapter 8 on pages 106-110. However, you may want to use the speech topics and techniques for ideas as you build your final major project. The topic choice is yours and you do not have to make your final project a persuasive one. But it might be a good way to use what we are learning in Chapter 8.
In fact, you may want to use Monroe’s Motivated Sequence as a structure for organizing your final major presentation, which you should be preparing now and uploading the week of June 14-20th (Week 14 of the semester). We will not hold regular class week 14 (June 17th). Use that time to present and upload your speech.
We will return to class June 24th (week 15) to watch a few of our classmates speeches online and give some helpful, thoughtful feedback.
Please be sure to upload your final project to YouTube and post the link in Canvas discussions under the subject heading Your Name/Final Project. Be sure to give helpful, thoughtful feedback to two classmates on their final projects before class Week 15.
After our regular Word, Quote, and Joke of the Day, we went over Chapter 6 in class about making a demonstration or “how-to speech.” Please present a demonstration speech of your own for next week’s class and upload it to YouTube before class time. I would like to look at a few of your demonstration speeches in class next week before we move on to Chapter 8.
We then spent a few minutes learning about impromptu speeches and tried out a few to see how they work. We will be doing more impromptus in coming weeks.
In addition to viewing presentation videos and starting Chapter 8, we will be talking next week about our next major presentation assignment which will be the final performance grade for this class. Remember that performance (quality) points make up 50 percent of your score in this class, combined with homework points (40 percent) and attendance and participation (10 percent).
Have fun demonstrating something and we may watch it next week together. You are not required to use an audience for this speech, except for your YouTube audience in class. But please be sure to stand up when you give your presentation. Sitting down does not work well for public speaking.
See you in class,
In this week’s class, we started things off as usual with a great Word, Quote, and Joke of the Day. We moved on fromthere to zoom through Chapter 5 in the text, which goes over how to explain or inform our audience.
We looked over a problem/solution model, focused on transitions between parts of a speech and between one idea and the next.
In small groups, we looked over and talked about a model speech on the topic of stage fright before getting ready for our own stage fright experience in the near future as we explained how impromptu speech topics work. Expect some impromptus in the coming weeks.
The class concluded with a homework assignment for the weekend: Before midnight Sunday night, please prepare, present, and upload a speech to the class Canvas discussion area by following the instructions on pages 65-68. Then, using the rating form on page 104, please give two classmates some helpful, thorough feedback on their speeches. Make sure you’ve provided feedback before class meets on Wednesday.
We will continue then in Chapter 6.
This week we got a good chance to watch each other speak in public thanks to modern technology. In our Zoom room, we took the time to select three great presentations by students with very different passions.
It was interesting and useful to watch them together and share comments about them in class.
For next week's class, please pre-read and answer all individual questions in Chapter 5 of the text. We will continue there next week, as well as taking some time to start doing some impromptu talks.
See you next week!
In class, after our daily Word, Quote, and Joke, we finished off Chapter 3 and talked more about our major assignment, to be completed the week of May 3rd and uploaded to YouTube by midnight Sunday, May 10th.
Assignment details are below under the 2020.04.22 entry.
Don't forget to give helpful, thoughtful feedback to two classmates on their Icebreaker presentations before our class session Week 9 (May 13th).
When we meet as a group May 13th, we will review a few interesting presentation videos and get started on Chapter 5.
Enjoy your exams!
1. We will have class passwords coming in addition to Classroom IDs next week, and there may be a waiting room before I let you into class when class begins. Check the class Canvas discussion area for the Zoom password. Your patience is appreciated; Zoom security is necessary.
3. We started in Chapter 3, moving throughto page 32. For next week, continue reading and pre-answering questions in Chapter 3 and prepare the Presentation Project on pages 35-40. As always, you should present this speech standing up and the video should show you speaking from the waist up. Please upload this speech by 12 midnight Sunday night, April 26th. Using the feedback form on page 142, give helpful, thoughtful feedback to two classmates before we meet as a class Week 7 (April 29th)
4. Major assignment – The Icebreaker
Here is the info from Toastmasters, as well as some helpful details from the Six Minutes presentation website.
Please present your icebreaker, upload the video to Canvas under the subject “Your Name/Icebreaker” during exam week. This should be done by 12 midnight Sunday night, May 10th. Use the evaluation questions on the last page of the Toastmasters Icebreaker instruction sheet to give helpful, thoughtful feedback to two classmates before we meet as a class Week 9 (May 13th).
To prepare for next week, see items 2, 3, and 4.
See you next week!
NOTICE: Since Wednesday, April 15th is election day, we will not have class on that day.
Go vote or do something else useful.
We will meet again on April 22nd.
Going through the activities in Chapter 2 of the book took up the entire session.
Homework: Present your Chapter 2 speech on Youtube and upload it to Canvas by midnight Sunday. Please ost comments on Canvas to two classmates’ speeches using the feedback form on page 141 of the textbook.
Remember, you must be standing to give your presentation and we need to be able to hear you and see you from the waist up. The assignment says the speech should be two to three minutes long. Go for three minutes, please. And have fun!
We will get into Chapter 3 next week. And expect to see a major presentation assignment coming soon to be graded for quality points.
In class today, we went over the Word, Quote, and Joke of the Day in our cool new Zoom classroom. After most people had left at the end of class, one student remembered that some people might have forgotten to choose next week's Word, Quote, and Joke person. If you did the Word, Quote, or Joke of the Day this week, please choose someone to do it next week BEFORE class time. If you wait to choose someone during class time next week, it's too late, and you'll need to do it again.
We then broke up into three small groups to decide which introduction speeches we would watch this week. We chose three great examples, watched them, and gave them helpful, thoughtful feedback from the whole class.
We then briefly started looknig at Chapter 2, going over a unit on eye contact. Students were asked to practice eye contact this week at least three times when talking to groups of people in their day-to-day life. Also, please pre-read and complete the answers to all the material in Chapter 2 that you can do on your own before class. Save discussion topics and questions for class time. Use your judgment, but you need to complete as much as possible in Chapter 2 before we meet next week, including being ready to present the Chapter 2 speech in front of class.
See you next week!
We really put our Zoom classroom through the paces this Wednesday, starting off with a student-presented Word, Quote, and Joke of the Day
Then we moved on to working with the text, going over a model introduction speech from a Brazilian student on page 3, and working on some pronunciation practice with minimal pairs on page 4 and 5. In class, we didn't go over the common English sayings on page 6, but it's a good idea to look them over for idiomatic language practice when you have a minute to check them out.
For next week, please use the suggestions in the second half of the chapter to create and present a speech of introduction to yourself. For this one time ONLY, you may present your speech into a webcam. Upload a video of your speech to YouTube and post the link to the discussion area of the class Canvas site. On this post, please use the subject "Your Name/Introduction". Future recorded speaking assignments will be done standing up, with the camera viewing you from at least the waist up. You also should have an audience of at least three people for future presentations, including the camera operator.
We will get moving on Chapter 2 next week, looking at effective speech delivery. Remember your Word, Quote, and Joke of the week.
Coronavirus and all, our class got off to a good start with an online Zoom session of 23 people plus the instructor. After tracking first day attendance, we took some time to introduce ourselves in our virtual classroom.
Next, we moved on to a brief course overview, and the instructor shared information about the text for this semester. You can complete the exercises in the first chapter at this link. You can buy the text at the HUFS bookstore or online from these online vendors:
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Please get a copy of the text ASAP (as soon as possible).
Then, complete all written exercises you can do on your own in Chapter 1, and put together and practice the presentation project (choose from Method A on pages 6-12 or Method B, pages 12-14).
Be ready to share your presentation with classmates next week.
Next week's Zoom class will be at the same link as this week's class.
Also, remember to have your Word, Quote, and Joke of the Day ready at the beginning of class.