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Informative and Persuasive Speaking Checklist for All Speech Communication Students

1.  Choose a compelling speech topic.

2.  An outline is due the day of the presentation.

3.  At the bottom of the outline include a bibliography in the APA style.

4.  A clearly phrased thesis statement follows the attention-getting opening.

5.  Cite sources effectively and correctly when delivering the speech.

6.  Evaluating Further the Credibility of Web Sites: A Tutorial

7.  Speak with conviction rehearsing the nonverbal aspects of delivery: body language, vocal variety, pitch, intonation and rhythm as well as verifying the authority and credibility of a variety of tests and types of evidence.

8.  You will be evaluated on content, organization and delivery as per the newly revised speech evaluation rubric distributed in class.

9.  Remember that content follows connection. (There are also power point tutorials at this link.)

10.  Observe the Do's and Dont's of Power point presentations. (Observe the use of Power point in the following Speech on Virtual Reality Therapy and the Fear of Flying.)

11. Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling

12.http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/fallacies.html

13.Here are examples of some of the most common logical fallacies:

a. "The Straw Man/Person Fallacy:"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5vzCmURh7o

b. "The Red Herring Fallacy:"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exdK7Lirngg

c. "The Slippery Slope Fallacy:"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtmAw9Ia7LA

d. "The Ad Hominem Appeal to Hyocrisy:"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GM5yEOPKUw

e. "Affirming the Consequent: A Formal Fallacy"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85QJZdbgEoc

 

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Comment by D on October 25, 2013 at 12:27pm

Thank you for all these helpful and insightful links! Its really helped me prepare my Informative speech. I hope I do well! 

Comment by Richard Green on October 7, 2013 at 6:09am

Analyzing an Argumentative Essay in the links provided below will help you learn to structure the logic of argumentation with a thesis statement in a clear introduction, body and conclusion.

Comment by Richard Green on October 7, 2013 at 6:01am
Comment by Richard Green on October 7, 2013 at 6:01am
   Here are the 2nd and the 3rd Arguments for the body of
   the argumentative/persuasive essay:
 
Comment by Richard Green on October 7, 2013 at 6:00am
   And here is the rewrite of the essay:
Comment by Richard Green on March 6, 2013 at 5:02pm

You are welcome. The checklist will help to stay focused. 

Comment by Diana Shimunova on March 6, 2013 at 2:57pm

Thank you for outline what we should do for homework.

Comment by Yosef Trachtenberg on July 13, 2012 at 1:09pm

Wow who knew there were so many possible logical fallacies in an argument..  thank you for telling us about them!

Comment by Eliyahu Rosenthal on July 10, 2012 at 11:12am

Thank you professor for this extremely helpful checklist, it really helped me properly structure my speech.

Comment by Eliyahu Ungar on October 30, 2011 at 1:48pm
I'm having trouble displaying the outline from the above link is this just me or is anyone else having problems?

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