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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.

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Test 3 is a bit different
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.

  • Still: Bring a Blue Book!

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Last lecture
Last Lecture

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Last lecture1
Last Lecture

CMU Prof. Randy Pausch

"Really achieving your childhood dreams"

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The responsibility of a speaker
The responsibility of a speaker

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.

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Resources you ll need to give a great special occasion speech
Resources you'll need to give a great Special Occasion speech.

  • A point!

  • Compelling organization.

  • Compelling language.

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1 your point what is important
1. Your point: What speech.is important?

General purpose:

to inspire ("Commemorative")

to entertain ("After Dinner")

Specific Purpose

Central Idea

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Example the last lecture
Example: the "Last Lecture" speech.

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.

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Central idea basic values
Central Idea=Basic Values speech.

Values are what is most important.

  • the things we care about

  • our visions of what we want to achieve

  • what makes us who we are

    either as individuals or as a community.

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What "hats" do ISU students wear? speech.

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?

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You might think of it this way: speech.

As a Special Occasion speaker,

you are creating community.

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So remember
So remember: speech.

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!

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2 compelling organization
2. Compelling organization speech.

Remember all these? Use them!

Speech Introductions (CARRP), Speech Conclusions, Connectives, Outlining, Patterns of Organization

Likely organizational scheme: Topical.

So remember:

Have a reason for why your points are in the order they are!

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Compelling language
Compelling language. speech.

Why use "high style"?

  • "Dress up" your speech.

  • Reinforce your organization.

  • Make your values real for your audience.

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General speech.


Values are...

but language can make them...



Things you can't see,

hear, touch...

Things you can see,

hear, touch...

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FREEDOM speech.

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So remember use vivid language

Imagery speech.

Concrete words








So remember:Use vivid language.

Techniques in textbook:

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Three key standards for assessing a special occasion speech
Three key standards for assessing a Special Occasion speech: speech.

The Central Idea expresses shared values.

The organization is compelling.

The language is compelling.

(manuscript delivery)

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What s to come
What's to come speech.

  • Friday: Experiments with language

  • Monday: Impromptu speeches

  • Wednesday: Test 3!

    (see online study guide)

  • All bonus work (end of 14th week)

  • Optional final exam

    (replaces quizzes; see online, & email me)

  • Outside speech evaluation assignment

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Lecture the skeptical environmentalist s guide to global warming
Lecture: "The skeptical environmentalist's guide to global warming.


Memorial Union,

Sun Room

6:00 p.m.

Bjorn Lomborg

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yesterday warming.

beginning of





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Lecture pearls politics power how women can win and lead
Lecture: "Pearls, politics & power: How women can win and lead."

Thursday, 24 April

7:30 p.m.

Memorial Union,

Great Hall

Madeleine Kunin,

Three time governor of Vermont

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Course evaluations

Lecturer lead."

Overall course design/ syllabus

Supervision of staff

Lecture sessions



Lab instructor

Lab sessions

Speech grading

Course evaluations


dead week

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How to give feedback
How to give feedback lead."

  • Focus on what's most important

  • Be specific & detailed

  • Give advice about how to do better

  • Take personal responsibility ("I think/feel") and be civil

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What have you achieved
What have you achieved? lead."

Ten years from now, you will be giving great speeches and presentations.

Now, you know from experience:

  • that you can stand up and speak.

  • some techniques for how to do it.

  • why it is important.

  • that public speaking can be fun!

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