This week, you will prepare, practice, and deliver a 5- to 7-minute persuasive presentation with a PowerPoint. Review and apply the feedback from your instructor on your speech preparation outline and visual aids.
Live presentations should include a Q&A session at the end of the speech. Review Answering Questions From the Audience in this week’s lesson.
Your speech will be evaluated based on the following:
- Content: The Week 7 presentation needs to be persuasive in tone and execute a fully developed persuasive strategy that is supported by a PowerPoint presentation. This is not a narrated PowerPoint; it should be a live or recorded video presentation of you delivering your presentation with PowerPoint (or something similar) as your visual aid. Keep in mind that a visual aid assists the presenter and does not become the entire presentation. The slides should not be read to the audience.
- Preparation: Your final presentation should incorporate all four canons of rhetoric (invention, arrangement, style, and delivery) in designing and delivering your message. You should have a strong introduction, several main points supported by research, and a strong conclusion. Incorporate the techniques for vocal variety and using language vividly. Address opposing viewpoints to your stance, and incorporate at least one into your speech, followed by a strong rebuttal.
- Timing: The presentation should be 5 to 7 minutes. You should have 5 to 10 slides, plus a title slide at the beginning and an APA-formatted reference slide at the end (in addition to the 5-10 slides of content).
- Research: Incorporate the research from scholarly sources that were referenced in your speech preparation outline. During the delivery of the presentation, there should be a minimum of three oral citations.
Delivery: This speech should demonstrate a mastery of the extemporaneous speaking style.
Instructions for Recording: Kaltura Capture (under My Media) is recommended for recording your computer screen that displays your PowerPoint slides while you are on camera delivering your persuasive speech. Check to confirm that the link to your recording is a shareable link that works!
Review your speech to ensure that it meets the grading rubric criteria.
Be sure to submit by the due date.
This week, you will prepare, practice, and deliver a 5- to 7-minute persuasive presentation with a PowerPoint. Review and apply the feedback from your instructor on your speech preparation outline and
READ THESE INSTRUCTONS CAREFULLYDELETE THIS PAGE WHEN YOU SUBMIT YOUR OUTLINE FOR GRADING General Rationale This document contains the template for the preparation outline, which is required for your informative and persuasive speaking assignments in this course and will guide you in formatting your assignment correctly. Use this template to create your outlines, paying careful attention to the expectations required for your assignment. General Writing Style Everything should be written in complete sentences. The general purpose statement should be one of the four generally identified: to inform, to persuade, to entertain, or to commemorate. Here is an example: “The general purpose of this speech is to inform.” The specific purpose statement should be written as a more detailed infinitive phrase. (An infinitive phrase begins with to added to a verb and an object.) Here is an example: “The specific purpose of this speech is to explain the benefits of internships for college students.” The thesis statement should be a one-sentence statement of your overall theme for the speech. Here is an example: “Students who complete internships are more likely to get hired after graduation.” See the examples of a Relevance statement, Credibility statement, Thesis statement, and Preview statement on the Example of Informative Speech Preparation Outline document in the course Files. When using research to support your topic and the points you are making, write enough of your interpretation in complete sentences to demonstrate to your professor your understanding of the source. Use in-text citations to indicate where the reference materials are used. Every item on the references list should be cited in the outline at least once. What Should and Should Not Be Changed Fill in all of the top heading information (e.g., Name, Professor, Title, etc.) without removing any of the italicized labels. This is necessary information for your audience (your professor). Fill in all of the outline information (e.g., Introduction, Attention-getter, Transition, etc.) without removing any of the italicized labels. Those are signals to you and your professor. Eliminate any prompts that are in brackets by typing over them (e.g., Main point, Subpoint, Summary, etc.). Include corresponding citations in the appropriate subpoint and sub-subpoint places on the outline. Example documents in the course Files area are provided to show you how to format this page. Replace the example references with your own relevant references. Type your speech title on the page header [Your Speech Title]. Remove this instructions page entirely once you have read it. The first page should be your outline. Save your file as a Microsoft Word document: LastnameSPCH275Week_Outline Final Note: You should not assume that this particular template shows you exactly how many main points, subpoints, and sub-subpoints to use. Every formal outline has its distinct number of main points and subordinate points. The number of those points depends on your speech topic, its content, and your development. The traditional alphanumeric system of a formal outline, however, does not change and should be followed. Your Name: Click here to enter text. Professor: Click here to enter text. Assignment: Click here to enter text. Title of Presentation: Click here to enter text. Date: Click here to enter text. General Purpose: Click here to enter text. Specific Purpose: Click here to enter text. Thesis Statement: Click here to enter text. I. Introduction A. Attention-getter: [start typing here—eliminate the brackets throughout the outline] B. Relevance statement: [start here] C. Credibility statement: [start here] D. Preview statement: [start here] Transition: [start here—keep the green text to have the visual distinction] II. Body [Main point] 1. [Subpoint] a. [Sub-subpoint] b. [Sub-subpoint] 2. [Subpoint] Transition: [start here] [Main point] 1. [Subpoint] 2. [Subpoint] a. [Sub-subpoint] b. [Sub-subpoint] Transition: [start here] [Main point] 1. [Subpoint] 2. [Subpoint] 3. [Subpoint] a. [Sub-subpoint] b. [Sub-subpoint] Transition: [start here] III. Conclusion [Summary of main points] [Action statement (only for persuasive speeches)] [Memorable close] Example References Lucas, S. E. (2020). The art of public speaking. McGraw-Hill Education. Natcom.org. (1999). NCA credo for ethical communication. National Communication Association Legislative Council. https://www.natcom.org/uploadedFiles/About_NCA/Leadership_and_Governance/Public_Policy_Platform/PDF-PolicyPlatform-NCA_Credo_for_Ethical_Communication.pdf Simonds, C., Hunt, S. & Simonds, B. (2010). Public speaking: Prepare, present, participate. Allyn & Bacon.