Assignment Schedule

Day Topics Speaking Due Writing Due Reading/viewing Due*
1 Course overview     Speech: Gates (video); Jobs (video); DiSesa (video)
2 Public Speaking defined, Planning, Topic/Thesis, Main Points, Arrangement, Outlines, Tributes, Delivery    

1, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 32, 23


Tribute: Postel (video); (outline)

3 Anxiety, Transitions, Practice, Voice, Body Speech 0  

4, 12, 24, 25, 26, 33


Tribute: Souder

4 Introduction, Closing, Credibility, Informative Strategies Speech 1 preview Audience Analysis 1

13, 14, 19, 21


Tribute Sample: Sebelius (video)
Tribute Sample: Bollinger (video); (text)

5   Rehearsal 1 Outline 1 (first draft)  
6   Speech 1 Outline 1 (final draft) and speaker's notes  
7   Speech 1 Outline 1 (final draft) and speaker's notes  
8 Conference presentations     Penrose, ch. 5

Conference Sample: Talk about AIDS

9 Ethics, Research, Support, Reasoning, Persuasion   Post-mortem 1 3, 8, 15, 16, 22

Conference Sample: Water in Microgravity

10 Visual Aids Speech 2 preview Audience Analysis 2 27

Conference Sample: Multiplayer Online Communities

11   Rehearsal 2 Outline 2 (first draft)  
12 Group 1: Almquist, Chagnon, Cicatiello, Debes, Foschini, Ibrahim Speech 2 Outline 2 (final draft) and speaker's notes
 
13 Group 2: Khunti, Levin, Mukalian, Patel, Pham, Rooney Speech 2 Outline 2 (final draft) and speaker's notes  
14 Audience, Attention, Motivation     7, 18, 20, 34

Corporate defense Sample: Hatfield (video)

15 Group Speaking, Speech Situation    

35, 28

Corporate defense Sample: Google (video)

16     Post-mortem 2 Campbell

Q&A Sample 1: Financial Analysts

Q&A Sample 2: Bernanke

17 Language and Style, Answering Questions Speech 3 preview Audience Analysis 3 17, 29
18   Rehearsal 3 Outline 3 (first draft)  
19 Group 2: Khunti, Levin, Mukalian, Patel, Pham, Rooney Speech 3 Outline 3 (final draft) and speaker's notes  
20 Group 1: Almquist, Chagnon, Cicatiello, Debes, Foschini, Ibrahim Speech 3 Outline 3 (final draft) and speaker's notes  

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