Category Archives: Public Speaking, Fall 2010

  • Welcome!

    Posted on September 13, 2010 by mrgord in Public Speaking, Fall 2010.

    Welcome to the webpage for the Public Speaking course for Fall 2010 at CUK. This page will contain copies of (selected) handouts, information on events and homework, and more.Here are copies of two important documents for our class: Student Info Sheet (PDF) which I will/have asked you to fill out with a partner and return to […]

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  • Want to Join a Book Club?

    Posted on September 15, 2010 by mrgord in Creative Writing 2, Fall 2010, English & American Culture Through Film, Fall 2010, Listening & Speaking 2, Fall 2010, Public Speaking, Fall 2010.

    One student in the Dept. of English Language & Culture, Seoyeon Kim, is starting a book club. Did you know that reading is a great way of improving all of your English-related skills? Not only your reading ability, but also your writing, speaking, and listening will improve more quickly, if you are reading English text […]

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  • Video & Report

    Posted on September 30, 2010 by mrgord in Public Speaking, Fall 2010.

    Hi everyone! While I didn’t (and won’t) grade you on in-class speeches, I do want you to evaluate yourself. This is simple: I want you simply to report on the following for each speech you make for our class: In general, how you thought the speech went. How successful you think you were at doing […]

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  • No No No Video…

    Posted on October 3, 2010 by mrgord in Public Speaking, Fall 2010.

    Hi folks, Sorry, I know I promised a video to you, but a few things have come up. (The biggest one being the videocam on my iPhone is gone wacky.) I don’t think I’ll be able to make a video for you this weekend, so instead I’m going to ask you to do a little […]

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  • Midterm Speech Night

    Posted on October 19, 2010 by mrgord in Public Speaking, Fall 2010.

    Hi everyone! The location for our midterm speech is N308, and the time booked is 7:30-10:00 pm. Here are some “tickets” for you to distribute among friends: Speech Midterm Tickets (PDF) I will be asking the night secretary to come and collect tickets from people coming to the speech night; if she cannot come, I […]

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  • Self-Evaluations

    Posted on October 29, 2010 by mrgord in Public Speaking, Fall 2010.

    Congratulations, everyone. I consider tonight’s public speaking event a success. I was pretty impressed. Now, don’t forget you owe me a self-evaluation. It should be thorough, and be honest. I expect you to assess your speech in terms of a few things: All of the issues we’ve been working on: self-presentation; eye-contact; voice projection; modulation […]

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  • Fallacies Page

    Posted on November 12, 2010 by mrgord in Public Speaking, Fall 2010.

    I promised you a page explaining informal (argumentative) fallacies. This is a pretty good page, especially if you have an adblocker. (The advertisements are a bit distracting, but the explanations of the fallacies are pretty good, especially if you clink through the list of links on the names of the various fallacies, listed on the […]

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  • Final Speech Evening

    Posted on December 2, 2010 by mrgord in Public Speaking, Fall 2010.

    Hi everyone! Good news! Our final speech evening will be in a proper hall: it’s room N301, which I am told is a large-ish lecture hall in Nichols Gwan. As I said, you will need to make sure that at least five people come to the evening–the rules are the same as last time, with […]

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  • Final Speech Night Tickets

    Posted on December 3, 2010 by mrgord in Public Speaking, Fall 2010.

    Here are the tickets for the final speech night for our class: Public Speaking Final Exam Event Tickets (PDF) As with the midterm event’s tickets, you should print these out and write your name on the back of each ticket before giving them to the people you invite to the event. I decided not to […]

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  • Self-Evaluations and Our Final Class

    Posted on December 9, 2010 by mrgord in Public Speaking, Fall 2010.

    I don’t have exact information on when the digitized videos of your midterm speeches will be available, but it looks like it will be sometime next week. When I know more, I’ll post it here (or, hopefully, announce it in class). In any case, you should try to get your self-evaluations mostly written up prior […]

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