Dr. Leila Brammer — FAC 324 — 933-7372
Office Hours — TTH 1:30-2:30, 4:30-5:30 and by appointment
Email — Lbrammer@gac.edu
Attendance is expected on all days. NO late assignments or makeups will be accepted, except in cases of EXTREME DOCUMENTED EMERGENCY.
Attendance is MANDATORY on ALL presentation days. Those not in attendance
will have 5 points deducted from their grade; those arriving late
will have 2.5 points deducted.
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Intro Speech: 1-2 minute speech introducing yourself to the class.
Introductions: A speech will be given to introduce both the informative and advocacy presentations of a classmate.
Informative Presentation: This is a 4-5 minute speech in which you will inform the audience about an object, process, concept, or event.
Sales Presentation: A 6-7 minute speech to persuade the audience to "buy" a product, service, idea, or person.
Advocacy Presentation: A 8-9 minute speech advocating a change in public or organizational policy or establishing goodwill for an organization.
Special Occasion Presentation: 3-4 minute speech appropriate to a specific special occasion.
Outlines: An outline for each speech will be due the day of the speech. No late outlines accepted.
Self Evaluations: The informative, sales, and persuasive presentations
will be videotaped, and an evaluation of your performance on each will
Come see me in my office for help. If the hours are inconvenient, make an appointment. Since I will be grading you, my input may be important to you.
If the situation warrants, this syllabus may be subject to change at my discretion.
Sep 10 Introduction to Course
Sep 15 Introduction to Public Speaking/Assignments 1,2
Sep 17 Intro Speeches
Sep 22 Audience 4
Sep 24 Organization 5,8,10
Sep 29 Introductions/Conclusions 9
Oct 1 Evidence/Research/Visual Support 6,13
Oct 6 Nobel Conference
Oct 8 Delivery/Language/Visual Support 11,12
Oct 13 Sample Speeches
Oct 15 Informative Presentations//Introductions
Oct 20 Informative Presentations//Introductions
Oct 22 Reading Day
Oct 27 The Art of Selling--Midterm Exam Due
Oct 29 Persuasion 7,1
Nov 3 Persuasion
Nov 5 Sales Presentations
Nov 10 Sales Presentations
Nov 12 Sales Presentations
Nov 17 Special Occasion Speaking 16
Nov 19 Special Occasion Presentations
Nov 24 Lab Day
Dec 1 Advocacy Presentations//Introductions
Dec 3 Advocacy Presentations//Introductions
Dec 8 Advocacy Presentations//Introductions
Dec 10 Advocacy Presentations//Introductions
Dec 15 Final Due Tuesday at Noon