SPCH275 Full Course Latest 2017 August

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SPCH275 Week 1 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 August

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WEEK 1: COMMUNICATION BASICS

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This discussion will enable us to lay some of the theoretical groundwork for communication and public speaking. Let’s begin by exploring the basics. How do you define the term communication? Take a few minutes to go through the “Is This Communication?” activity included in this week’s lesson material and report your results.

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WEEK 1: EXPERIENCES WITH PUBLIC SPEAKING

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What have your experiences been with public speaking? Try to share with us a little about the things that you have already done in your personal and professional lives.

SPCH275 Week 2 Discussion 1,2 & 3 Latest 2017 August

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WEEK 2: YOUR LISTENING

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After reviewing this week’s material on listening, share with us some of your listening habits and views. Do you find yourself practicing useful listening habits or do you have some habits that might be working against you?

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WEEK 2: CHOOSING TOPICS AND ORGANIZING IDEAS

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Picking a topic often proves difficult for people, so it’s helpful to have some dialogue about how to do that. Begin with some ideas about how someone might begin to pick a topic for a presentation. What are some good approaches?

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WEEK 2: OUTLINE SHARING

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Please feel free to post your outlines in progress for the Personal Attitude Speech due in Week 3. In addition to the feedback available from Smarthinking, your classmates may have ideas about how to improve your outline for its final delivery.

SPCH275 Week 3 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 August

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WEEK 3: AUDIENCE ANALYSIS AND ADAPTING

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Part of establishing a strong audience-centered perspective is about knowing to analyze and adapt to an audience. What are some frames of reference identified in the text that may influence how an audience may interpret your messages? Discuss how some of what you mention might influence the meaning of your message.

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WEEK 3: GIVING AND RECEIVING FEEDBACK

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Think about the purpose of criticizing presentations. What are some of the practical things you might be able to gain from this?

SPCH275 Week 4 Discussion 1,2 & 3 Latest 2017 August

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WEEK 4: DESIGNING EFFECTIVE VISUAL AIDS

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Please take a look at these four sample slides (SPCH275_Week_4_Discussion.pptx in doc sharing) that demonstrate some of the common mistakes of designing effective visual media. Let’s have a few people share their critique of these slides and explain why they probably do not work so well. What is the downside of having such ineffective slides?

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WEEK 4: RESEARCH AND SUPPORT STRATEGIES

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Let’s discuss some of the reasons why we need to support presentations with research. What may enable you to choose research sources well and avoid traps of using poor quality sources?

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WEEK 4: OUTLINE AND VISUAL AIDS SHARING

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Please feel free to post your outlines or visual aids in progress for the Informative Speech due in Week 6. In addition to the feedback available from Smarthinking, your classmates may have ideas about how to improve your outline for its final delivery.

SPCH275 Week 5 Discussion 1,2 & 3 Latest 2017 August

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WEEK 5: FOUNDATIONS OF PERSUASION

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Think about something you have found online that persuaded you. It might be a video, an article, or any other form of rhetoric. Let’s have a few people share a sample with the group and then post a minianalysis for why it seemed so convincing. Try to be specific as you break down the content.

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WEEK 5: CONTEMPORARY COMMUNICATION

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Review this list of possible goals, and begin to discuss how you might apply them in a contemporary context as a communicator developing your skills:

To pursue mastery of oral, written, visual, and nonverbal communication
To use a variety of communication media with proficiency
To continue to use and develop communication skills on an ongoing basis
To design communication with an audience-centered focus in mind
To maintain a standard of ethics with communication
To engage in the political process to aid in bettering the world
To use communication to foster clarity and understanding
To seek out and learn new ways of enhancing communication experiences

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WEEK 5: OUTLINE AND VISUAL AIDS SHARING

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Please feel free to post your outlines and visual aids in progress for the Informative Speech due in Week 6. In addition to the feedback available from Smarthinking, your classmates may have ideas about how to improve your outline for its final delivery.

SPCH275 Week 6 Discussion 1,2 & 3 Latest 2017 August

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WEEK 6: PERSUASION STRATEGIES

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This week, we take a more advanced look at persuasion, with the ultimate aim of attempting to apply possible strategies to your Course Project, in addition to your understanding of successful persuasive formulas, tactics, and strategies. Begin by sharing some of the ways persuasion may show up in your Course Project.

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WEEK 6: COMMUNICATING AND PRESENTING IN GROUPS

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Communication usually becomes more and more complex with each person who is added to the interaction. Because of this complexity, let’s begin to think of the ways that we modify the messaging when communicating within a group. What are some of the ways we may communicate to a group working together? Later in the week, we will move on to how this affects presenting as a group.

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WEEK 6: COURSE PROJECT SHARING

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Please feel free to post your outlines, visual aids, and possible handouts in progress for the Course Project Group Presentation due in Week 8. In addition to the feedback available from Smarthinking, your classmates may have ideas about how to improve your outline for its final delivery.

SPCH275 Week 7 Discussion 1,2 & 3 Latest 2017 August

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WEEK 7: YOUR PROGRESS

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Looking back at your progress over the session, what are your thoughts? Try to describe the journey of change that you have taken over the course of the session.

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WEEK 7: PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES

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Developing a sense of professional communication is critical as you enter the workforce, apply for promotions, seek investors, work with clients, or manage colleagues. Try to describe some of the situations in which you might be finding yourself in the future. What strategies of professional, audience-centered communication will you employ?

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WEEK 7: COURSE PROJECT SHARING

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Please feel free to post your outlines, visual aids, and possible handouts in progress for the Course Project Group Presentation due in Week 8. In addition to the feedback available from Smarthinking, your classmates may have ideas about how to improve your outline for its final delivery.

SPCH275 Week 1 Homework Latest 2017 August
Communication Anxiety Report and Analysis

Fill out the Personal Report (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. of Communication Anxiety, and complete the following questions:

What does your report seem to suggest about your level of communication apprehension?

What effect do common causes of communication apprehension noted in the reading (e.g., heredity, learned apprehension, skill deficit, etc.) have on this?

What are some ways found in this week’s readings and this week’s discussion about managing apprehension that may help alleviate challenges or prove useful?

For each question, you should write at least 100 to 200 words in response, using correct grammar, spelling, and syntax. Please submit a copy of your report and your responses in a separate Word (.docx) file.

SPCH275 Week 1 Presentation Latest 2017 August
Self-Introduction Speech

Deliver a short presentation (1 to 2 minutes) in which you introduce yourself to a group of people. Think for a short bit about what you might share with either an audience of your peers or people you might be meeting for the first time in a professional situation. Then take a look at the recording presentations guidelines to ensure that you have everything, and begin recording when you are ready. It may take you some time to get all of the logistics (e.g., adequate light, ensuring that the sound level is audible, and framing yourself), so plan to capture at least several test runs before the final recording. Though you may wish to include them, no outline or audience members are required for this presentation.

SPCH275 Week 2 Homework Latest 2017 August
Impromptu Speaking and Self-Evaluation

Part I: Present and record a 1- to 2-minute impromptu presentation on a topic of your choice. Though you should choose something that allows you to be clear, the topic may be relatively free flowing. It may help to start with a single question. Here are sample questions that may be used to get you started with ideas:

How would you spend lottery winnings?
What charity or cause would you support?
If you were able to travel to a time or place in history, where would you go?
What is one challenge you have faced?
What is your favorite book, video game, television show, or song?
Where would you like to take a vacation?
What is a current event that interests you?
Whom do you admire?
What was your most embarrassing moment?
Part II: Listen and view your presentation, and write a short critique of your work. Use the following prompts to frame your critique:

1. Write two paragraphs about what did or did not surprise you about watching the video of your presentation. Feel free to discuss the differences or similarities between your perceptions immediately after the presentation and those after watching the video.

2. Identify both two strengths and two areas of opportunity in your public speaking skills.

Submit Part II as a Word (.docx) file. Save your file with the following naming convention: James Schneider SPCH 275 Week 2 Assignment.

SPCH275 Week 3 Presentation Latest 2017 August
This week, you will deliver your Personal Attitude Speech.The details for this speech is located under Presentations Overview. You will also need to submit your outline in Word (.docx) format. Save your file with the following naming convention:Teresa Hayes SPCH 275 Week 3 PA Outline.

SPCH275 Week 4 Homework Latest 2017 August
Classmate Feedback

Please deliver and record a structured critique of at least one of your classmates’ presentations. It’s a good idea to assemble notes or write a brief outline of your comments before you begin, though neither is required for this assignment. To frame the basis of your feedback, please consider the following areas:

Have a clear plan and avoid the tendency to ramble.
Balance positive comments with areas of opportunity.
Address all four canons of rhetoric (invention, arrangement, style, and delivery) for content.
Use examples to support your comments.
Provide both honest and encouraging feedback aimed at your classmates’ awareness and improvement.
Though there is no strict time limit for this presentation, aim to keep it concise but still address the above listed areas with sufficient details. Your classmate will receive this feedback, so please make this an exercise in developing your critiquing skills and a tool for other speakers’ growth.

SPCH275 Week 4 Great Speeches Assignment Latest 2017 August
General Rationale

This document contains the instructions for the Great Speeches Assignment. It is designed as a listening opportunity for one of the most influential presentations in modern history and also as an exercise to aid in developing an appreciation for the impact that language has on public speaking.

Instructions

1. Carefully listen to and view the assigned presentation for this assignment. If your professor has not provided another requirement for this assignment, locate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech online. The entire presentation is roughly 20 minutes in length.

2. Write at least 100–200 words about the context (e.g., year, season, location, time of day, etc.), the audience (e.g., demographics, characteristics, frame of reference, etc.) and events (e.g., what happened before, what was planned to happen afterward, motivation, etc.) surrounding this presentation.

3. Write at least 100–200 words about style from the four canons of rhetoric described in Week 3. Address one or two ways in which language aids in making this presentation a success. Give examples to support your point of view.

4. Write at least 100–200 words about how you can use this example to refocus your efforts for language use in your public speaking and communication skills.

Additional Expectations

Use headings to identify clearly which prompt you are addressing.

Write in complete sentences.

Check carefully to ensure that your spelling, grammar, syntax, and overall writing style are professional or college level. This should not show sloppy writing.

Save your file with the following naming convention: First Last SPCH275 Week 4 Great Speeches Assignment.

SPCH275 Week 5 Course Project Latest 2017 August
Course Project Proposal (due Week 5)

As a team, you should submit a proposal of your Course Project Team Presentation. In this document, you should include the following relevant information.

Listing of all team members (with any assigned titles)
Specific purpose
Thesis statement
Two or three references listed in APA style from the DeVry University Library that would support the topic
Description of the audience for this presentation
Explanation of how the presentation will target this audience specifically
Assignment of roles and responsibilities, with specific tasks for each team member
Rehearsal schedule with specific dates, times, and time zones for the meetings
Treat this as a formal report, and aim to be as thorough as possible. The team’s proposal should be around two or three pages. All team members need to submit a copy of the proposal by the end of Week 5. This assignment is worth 50 points.

SPCH275 Week 6 Informative Speech Assignment Latest 2017 August

Informative Speech (due in Week 6)

This week, you will deliver your Informative Speech. Look to the detailed instructions for further guidance. You will also need to submit your outline in Word (.docx) and visual aids in PowerPoint (.pptx) formats to the Dropbox. Save your files with the following naming conventions: Carol Dietrich SPCH 275 Week 6 Outlineand Jason Rose SPCH 275 Week 6 Visual Aids.

SPCH275 Week 7 Speech Criticism Assignment Latest 2017 August

Use the template provided, in addition to the handout about the Canons of Rhetoric, from the Files section to write a critique of a presentation selected by your professor. Save your file with the following naming convention:Tara Mills SPCH275 Week 7 Speech Criticism

General Rationale

This document contains the instructions for the Speech Criticism Assignment. It is designed as an opportunity for you to observe and critique a presentation in a formal manner using the canons of rhetoric as a framework.

Instructions

1. Carefully listen to and view the assigned presentation for this assignment. Review your professor’s announcements for the specific presentation(s) for this assignment.

2. Write an introductory section that gains the audience’s attention, gives a sense of your overall impression of the presentation, and sets up the rest of your critique.

3. Write a section about the invention canon of rhetoric as related to this presentation.

4. Write a section about thearrangement canon of rhetoric as related to this presentation.

5. Write a section about thestyle canon of rhetoric as related to this presentation.

6. Write a section about thedelivery canon of rhetoric as related to this presentation.

7. Write a concluding section that summarizes the major critiques of the presentation and ends comfortably.

Additional Expectations and Suggestions

This should be three or four double-spaced pages.

Use headings to identify clearly which canon through which you are evaluating. The four middle sections should be relatively equally developed.

Use the Questions for Canons of Rhetoric document in Doc Sharing to generate ideas for content. You are not required to answer every question or prompt in that document.

Aim to write this in third person, and use examples to support your ideas.

Write in complete sentences, and use transitions to connect the sections into one coherent critique document.

Check carefully to ensure that your spelling, grammar, syntax, and overall writing style are professional or college level. Thisshould not show sloppy writing.

The remainder of this document gives some general formatting that you may use. Delete this first page before submitting it to the dropbox.

Save your file with the following naming convention: First Last SPCH275 Week 7 Speech Criticism Assignment.

[Name]

SPCH275: Public Speaking

[Title of Presentation] Critique

[Date]

Presentation available at [URL]

Introduction

Invention

Arrangement

Style

Delivery

Conclusion

SPCH275 Week 8 Course Project Latest 2017 August

Course Project Team Presentation Requirements (due Week 8)

· Content: The presentation needs to be persuasive in tone and execute a fully developed persuasive strategy that is supported by electronic visual aids. Any techniques used in supporting the content should be the result of careful planning, editing, and rehearsal.

· Preparation: The presentation needs to be fully rehearsed with all team members and with all technology components (e.g., PowerPoint, web conferencing, etc.). The preparation should also incorporate all four canons of rhetoric (invention, arrangement, style, and delivery) in designing and delivering the messaging.

· Timing: The presentation should be an appropriate length, and gauging your presentation’s length should be part of your rehearsal process. Generally, each person should speak for 5–6 minutes. For groups with more than five people, consult with your professor on appropriate timing.

· Research: The presentation needs to make a meaningful integration of research, which includes both written and oral components. A references list with at least seven to eight DeVry University Library sources should be part of the outline, with each reference parenthetically cited on the outline. During the delivery of the presentation, there should be an oral citation for every reference item.

· Documentation: The group needs to submit a presentation outline written in complete sentences (along with a references list), a copy of the PowerPoint file (and any other visual aids used in the presentation), and any handouts the team may choose to distribute during or after the presentation.

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