In this section, you will critique yourself in three different categories. First, discuss the impact of your introductions and conclusions.
View your recorded Informative speech. Evaluate yourself using the rubric, your textbook readings and online class discussions. Then, watch yourself again for a more in-depth analysis.
In this section, you will critique yourself in three different categories. First, discuss the impact of your introductions and conclusions. You may want to consider some of the following questions. In your introduction, did you provide a hook that made your audience want to listen? Did you establish structure/organization that allowed your audience to easily follow the rest of your speech? Did you end your conclusion on a strong note? Did you continue to keep the structure of the speech by providing an adequate review of key points?
Second, you should evaluate the body of your speech based on some of the following questions. Did your organizational pattern add to the impact of your speech? Were your points informative, clear, concise, and effective? Could you follow your citations? What kinds of supportive evidence did you incorporate? How could have this been improved?
Finally, review your delivery. How was your eye contact? Did you deliver an extemporaneous or a manuscript speech? Did you do anything that might have distracted the audience from your message? Did you use vocal variety, movement, and gestures to keep your audience alert? How could you improve in future speeches?
Section Two (approximately 1 page – 10 points)
Next, write down word for word, including vocalized pauses (um, ah, ok, like, you know), ONE section of your presentation. You may choose your introduction, one main point section, or your conclusion. After you have transcribed the section, rewrite that section more powerfully. Use your knowledge of powerful language based on textbook materials and class discussions. Incorporate the senses, tools such as alliteration, metaphor, simile etc. Consider concepts like connotative meaning and non-biased, inclusive language, etc. The goal is to recreate a section of your speech with carefully thought out, skillfully used language.
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