In this assignment, you will record the persuasive speech you outlined last week.
- Record your speech.
- Note: You can also use your mobile device and upload your recording. However, recording through Kaltura using these instructionsLinks to an external site. is the recommended option.
- Refer to your outline or speaking notes to deliver a 3-4 minute persuasive speech.
- Do not read your notes word for word.
- After you have recorded your speech, watch your recording and complete the self-review with an eye on improvement and tracking your progress.
Your assignment will be graded on the following criteria:
- Introduction. Gain your audience's attention and interest and preview the main points.
- Research. Cite at least two credible sources and support the main points.
- Methods of persuasion. Use credibility, reasoning, and emotion (ethos, logos, and pathos) to argue your position on the topic.
- Conclusion. Reinforce your central idea and finish with a strong closing.
- Organization. Organize ideas with a logical structure.
- Technology use (online), speech clarity, and visual quality. Use technology effectively so that the audio and visual quality are clear and consistent.
- Time requirement. Be sure the speech meets the 3-4 minute time requirement.
- Delivery. Deliver the speech with strong eye contact, an expressive voice, and good nonverbal communication (including gestures or other physical movements).
- Overall effectiveness. Be sure your speech is effective by connecting well with the audience and be sure you have achieved its purpose.
- Submit your recorded speech and self-review.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The library is your home for SWS assistance, including citations and formatting. Please refer to the Library site for all support. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
- Develop effective oral communication and public speaking skills.
- Deliver a speech that meets visual, content, and delivery requirements.