Unit VII Project – Speech Delivery

Course Book; Beebe, S. A., & Mottet, T. P. (2016). Business and professional communication: Principles and skills for leadership (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson (Chapter 11 & 12 covers the assignment referencing for this unit).

***Additional Note – You are not required to record the speech as noted, but only write the transcript ( I am guessing that a two-page transcript will be sufficient to complete a two-minute speech??). I plan to complete the speech off of the transcript that you provide (two – minute duration) and I will post it to Youtube. I am thinking that a good topic could include how to deliver a speech without losing interest with the audience? or possibly on how to conduct a successful interview? You decide what is best. Please simulate the audience evaluation while completing the three-page reflection.

Assignment: Improving Your Speech Delivery Project.

This assignment includes two parts. Be sure to pay close attention to the directions in each part as they build upon each other. Part 1 Write and record a two-minute speech on any topic that is important to you. Present your speech to an audience of one or more persons. You may record the video and present the recorded version to the audience, or you may present the speech in person and record it for submission for this assignment. Your reflection statement will be Part 2 of this assignment which will consist of three pages. Also, include a transcript of your speech at the end of the reflection statement in Part 2 of this assignment. Have your audience use the following evaluation questions to evaluate your delivery, and personally answer all the same questions for your self-evaluation. 1. Did I use an extemporaneous delivery style? 2. Did I use appropriate notes but not read or memorize my speech? 3. DidIestablisheyecontactwithmyaudiencebeforeIbeganmyspeech? 4. DidImaintaineyecontactduringmyspeech? 5. Did I use gestures in a natural way? 6. DidIhaveanappropriateposture? 7. DidIhaveanappropriatefacialexpression? 8. DidIvarymyfacialexpression? 9. DidIspeakloudenoughtobeheardclearly? 10. DidIspeakwithvocalvariety? Part 2 This is the reflection part of the assignment. Write a paper about the experience, which should be a minimum of three pages in length. Discuss what aspects of this assignment you found helpful for your future career. Mention some strategies you can use to improve your speech-making abilities. Your paper should include the items below. 1. Include a link to the YouTube video of your speech. 2. Write a reflection that examines the responses to the evaluation from both you and your audience in light of what your textbook says about presentations. 3. Write a conclusion with a reflection on what you can do to improve your presentation skills. 4. Include a transcript of your speech at the end of your paper. (This does not count toward meeting the minimum page requirement for Part 2 of the assignment.) Your paper should be three pages minimum in length (not counting the transcript, title, and reference pages). All facts should be cited and referenced listed using APA style.

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