Welcome to the course! If you’re looking for a copy of the syllabus, you can download a copy in PDF format here: Syllabus, Public Speaking 2 (Fall 2011) I will ask you, with a partner, to fill out the student information paper which you can download here: Student Info Sheet (PDF) … but please wait […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Welcome to Public Speaking 2, Fall 2011
Folks, for homework I asked you to: Practice the “home position” posture and eye contact exercises we worked on last week. Prepare a song (in any language) for Monday. Prepare a simply fairy tale for Wednesday. That’s it! See you next week!Continue Reading... Comments Off on Homework
I have just received permission/funding to make some beer for the Cocktail Party we will be holding later in semester. (With leftover beer being saved for the Movie Night, supposedly, and maybe an end-of-department party.) I thought it might be a good chance for any students who want to learn how, to get a lesson […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Want to Learn How to Make Beer? Want to Help Make Beer for the Department Cocktail Party?
As promised, there is now a poll where you can vote for your midterm and final speech event topics. That poll is here. I might have you vote again on the final topic. I’m just curious what you’ll vote. Please do vote ASAP and I’ll announce the date and time of the event, plus the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Vote for your Midterm!
Folks! We have a date and time and room booked for your Midterm Speech Event: Date: 25 October, 2011 Time: 7:00pm Place: Nichols Gwan, 301 (N301) The voting was very intense for this event. In fact, when I added up all the votes and deleted the double-votes (when people voted for the same thing twice, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Your Midterm & Final Exams
Folks, Here are the tickets for the midterm exam: Midterm Speech Event Tickets (PDF) You only need three of your friends to show up, but since some people inevitably don’t show up, I’d invite a few extras. Remember to write your name on the back of each ticket, so that when I count them, each […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Tickets for the Midterm
Folks, Your current assignment is to perform a 3-minute rant in front of our class on 16 Nov. 2011. This post is going up a little late, but a pretty good example of a student rant (done by video) is here: She could be a little angrier, but otherwise it’s great!Continue Reading... Comments Off on A Rant
Folks: Two things. I’ve confirmed that your public speaking final exam was booked as I requested. It will be held in the same room, N301, on Tuesday, 6th Dec. 7 to 10pm. Please study this page on Logical Fallacies. Ignore the ads and enjoy the content — it’s a pretty good exploration of all kinds of […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Your Final Public Speaking Event
Folks, 22 Nov. 6:30pm IH267 23 Nov. 6:00pm N301 24 Nov. 6:00pm IH340 You are expected to attend one complete session as part of your Department Events grade for any course you take with me. (If you are taking my Public Speaking course, you are required to attend two (2) full sessions.) For each speaker, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Presentation Contest: Schedule and Feedback Sheets
We have a few more rants to get through next class. Then we’ll follow up with some beginning steps in our discussion of logic and argumentation, as well as structuring arguments. Please make sure you review the link I gave you last week about logical fallacies: I think we’ll get to discussing those next week!Continue Reading... Comments Off on Rants & Logical Argumentation