Assignment Schedule

Day Topics Speaking Due Writing Due Reading Due*
1 Course overview     Sample (Gates); Sample (Jobs)
2 Public Speaking defined, Planning, Topic/Thesis, Main Points, Arrangement, Outlines, Tributes, Delivery     1, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 23, 24
Tribute: Postel
3 Anxiety, Transitions, Practice, Voice, Body Speech 0   4, 12, 25, 26, 27
Tribute: Rice (text), Tribute: Rice (audio)
 
4 Introduction, Closing, Credibility, Informative Strategies Speech 1 preview Audience Analysis 1 13, 14, 19, 21
Tribute: Cleese
Tribute: Moyers
5   Rehearsal 1 Outline 1 (first draft)  
6 Group 1: Speech 1 Outline 1 (final draft) and speaker's notes  
7 Group 2: Speech 1 Outline 1 (final draft) and speaker's notes  
8 Conference presentations     Penrose, ch. 5
9 Ethics, Research, Support, Reasoning, Persuasion   Post-mortem 1 3, 8, 15, 16, 22
10 Visual Aids Speech 2 preview Audience Analysis 2 28
11   Rehearsal 2 Outline 2 (first draft)  
12 Group 2: Speech 2 Outline 2 (final draft) and speaker's notes  
13 Group 1: Speech 2 Outline 2 (final draft) and speaker's notes  
14 Audience, Attention, Motivation     7, 18, 20,

Models: Political

Evans

15 Group Speaking, Speech Situation     23a-e, 29
16 Day off for public hearing   Post-mortem 2  
17 Language and Style, Answering Questions Speech 3 preview Audience Analysis 3 17, 30
18   Rehearsal 3 Outline 3 (first draft)  
19   Speech 3 Outline 3 (final draft) and speaker's notes  
20   Speech 3 Outline 3 (final draft) and speaker's notes  

* Numbers refer to chapters in The Speaker's Handbook, Seventh Edition.