Welcome to Module 2 of SP180 – Principles of Public Speaking.

Activities and Assignments

Below are the module assignments and activities:

Task Assignment/Activity Recommended Completion Schedule
Read Read the following early in the module to help you complete your assignments:
Chapters 5-8 in your text.
Additional Readings and Videos:
The Drum. (2016, March 31). 1981: FedEx features ‘Motormouth’ John Moschitta Spot. Retrieved from https://www.thedrum.com/news/2016/03/31/1981-fedex-features-motormouth-john-moschitta-spot
“Miss Teen USA 2007 – South Carolina answers a question. (2007, August 24). [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3iNxZ8Dww
Cartoon Network. (2016, April 19). Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends: Sarcasm Clip. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzo2D7rjIJA
McCulloch, G. (2014, July 07). 7 of the Best Dialect Quizzes. Retrieved from https://slate.com/human-interest/2014/07/7-best-dialect-quizzes-is-your-accent-american-british-canadian-australian.html
Wezowski, K. (2017, July 02). 6 Ways to Look More Confident During a Presentation. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2017/04/6-ways-to-look-more-confident-during-a-presentation?referral=03759&cm_vc=rr_item_page.bottom
Treasure, J. (2013, June). How to speak so that people want to listen. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_how_to_speak_so_that_people_want_to_listen?language=en
Duckworth, A. L. (2013, April). Grit: The power of passion and perseverance. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_grit_the_power_of_passion_and_perseverance
Miller, J. (2013, August 11). Oral Presentation Skills. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRaPmO6TlaM
TEDx Talks. (2013, November 17). Body language, the power is in the palm of your hands | Allan Pease | TEDx Macquarie University. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZZ7k8cMA-4
Practical Psychology. (2017, February 23). How to Have a Better Speaking Voice – Fun Public Speaking Tips. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKVFCicPfSc
Marshall, L. B. (2016, January 21). How to Handle Questions During a Presentation. Retrieved from https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/business-career/public-speaking/how-to-handle-questions-during-a-presentation
View Online Lecture: View the online lecture(s) on this week’s topics available on the Lecture course page.
Submit Quiz 2 Sunday
Module Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, you should be able to:

Demonstrate an ability to use the many elements of voice to communicate effectively.
Develop an understanding of standard pronunciation.
Reduce your own use of distracting vocal characteristics.
Demonstrate how to project confidence through physical delivery.
Discuss how to maintain attention through physical delivery.
Plan your use of presentation aids.
Develop clear and manageable aids that blend smoothly into your speech.
Demonstrate effective use of presentation software.
Respond to audience questions effectively.

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