Test 3 is a bit different:. "Open" one page of notes , plus a dictionary; otherwise, closed book. Analyze & evaluate a written speech. Work as an individual --no group work. Four questions including one asking you to create a section of a Commemorative speech.
CMU Prof. Randy Pausch
"Really achieving your childhood dreams"
giving an Informative Speech, is to say something worth hearing.
giving a Persuasive Speech, is to answer the audience's doubts & objections.
giving a Special Occasion Speech, is to remind the audience of what's really important.
to inspire ("Commemorative")
to entertain ("After Dinner")
Specific Purpose: to entertain and inspire us with stories of how he achieved--and failed to achieve--his childhood dreams.
Central Idea: In dreaming, trying, and failing we learn the imagination, perseverance and sense of fun we need to succeed--and to help others succeed, too.
Values are what is most important.
either as individuals or as a community.
What "hats" do ISU students wear?
ISU Students--what are your values?
What do you really care about?
What makes you who you are?
What makes you
who you are, as a community?
You might think of it this way:
As a Special Occasion speaker,
you are creating community.
Whether you are aiming to entertain or to inspire,
you should have a Central Idea--
one that expresses the values you want to remind your audience about.
You should leave your audience thinking!
Remember all these? Use them!
Speech Introductions (CARRP), Speech Conclusions, Connectives, Outlining, Patterns of Organization
Likely organizational scheme: Topical.
Have a reason for why your points are in the order they are!
Why use "high style"?
but language can make them...
Things you can't see,
Things you can see,
Techniques in textbook:
The Central Idea expresses shared values.
The organization is compelling.
The language is compelling.
(see online study guide)
(replaces quizzes; see online, & email me)
Thursday, 24 April
Three time governor of Vermont
Overall course design/ syllabus
Supervision of staff
Ten years from now, you will be giving great speeches and presentations.
Now, you know from experience: