Resources: Brochure Builder Research waste in your area. How does your city, town, or state manage waste? Document your sources. Create an informational brochure to hand out at local events….
Verbal Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Informative Speaking, and Persuasive Speaking. Use the Evaluation Scale as a guideline for your paper.
Attend A Live Event: Student Rally, Council Meeting, Seminar, Sermon, Workshop, Board Meeting for an Organization, Student Government, etc. Concerts, movies, festivals and class lectures do not qualify for this project.
Provide a detailed summary of the occasion, context/ environment, audience composition & demographics, purpose of the event and if the speaker’s purpose was to inform or to persuade.
Summarize the effectiveness of the speaker/speakers and any and all observable audience reactions and / or behaviors; identify which speaker behaviors were the most effective and the least effective in the communication.
Discuss the language used and all delivery aspects, including the verbal and nonverbal elements, and what strategies were used to inspire & motivate (persuasion), or inform the audience. Were visual aids used? When in doubt, consult the instructor concerning the appropriateness of the event. A minimum of three pages to a maximum of four pages is required.
Required Reading: Chapters on Public Speaking (Chapters 11 through 15), Verbal Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Informative Speaking, and Persuasive Speaking.
Use the Evaluation Scale as a guideline for your paper. Paper must be written in an essay format. Use black ink, 12 font, Times New Roman on white paper. A bibliography must accompany this paper; a minimum of three (3) sources required.
EVALUATION SCALE: PAPER # 2 Category Points
Context & Audience: Where was event? Describe the facility. What was the size of the audience? Audience demographics? Age? Race? Gender? Religion? Class or Status? 15
Content / Observations: What was the message? Thesis Statement? Specific Purpose of speech? 25 Nonverbal behaviors of the speaker and audience responsiveness
Language Techniques: Metaphors? Similes? Visual imagery?