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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Welcome!
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Want to Join a Book Club?
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Video & Report
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on No No No Video…
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Midterm Speech Night
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Self-Evaluations
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Fallacies Page
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Final Speech Evening
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Final Speech Night Tickets
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Self-Evaluations and Our Final Class