COMM104 - A. FOX


Type of Speech: Informative speech about an event, place or thing(s). (See "chili peppers" for example.)
This may be an event that you have participated in or one that you have read or heard about, a place you have been or want to go or something you believe would be of interest or use for your audience. This speech should have new and interesting information for your audience. If you have already spoken on this topic, please choose another one.

Goals of this speech:
To learn to use description in order to make this event, place or thing(s) come alive for your audience.
•To learn to use narrative, concrete terminology and to cite outside sources.
*To learn to use presentation aids.

Audio/Visual Aids:
Presentation aids are required for this speech. PowerPoint is required. Use 2-8 slides, not including blanks. Test your slides before your speaking date.

Supporting Materials:
You must include at least three published or valid Internet sources in addition to your own knowledge.

Outlining your Speech:
Submit a preparation outline on the day of your speech according to the format that your instructor provides and pages 213-215 of your text.. All supporting material must be included on the outline. Your bibliography of at least three sources may be in APA or MLA style.

Extemporaneous style (planned, outlined, not read)
Write a “Speaking Outline” (Pages218-219) on (6 or less) note cards. Practice at least three times, aloud and on your feet from the speaking outline. Time yourself; if the speech is too long or short, adjust it. Remember, this outline contains less material the full outline. Turn these notes in to your professor after you speak.

Try: History, Nature, Countries, Cities, Cultures (

Time: Four to seven minutes. Five point penalty for going over or under.
Value: 100 points (90 for speech, 10 for outline)

Presentation dates: 1PM - M, 3/15 - Sarah S., Emaly, Ben, Sarah A., Dana (T-Garry)
W, 3/17 - Regina, Hannah, Corby, Audrey, Cara (T-Dana)
F, 3/19 - Rosie, Blake, Paul, Garry, CJ (T-Michael)
M, 3/22 - Q, Ryan, Grant, Michael (T-Regina)

2PM: M, 3/15 - Daniel, Melissa, Lexie, Haley, Emma (T-Nick)
W, 3/17 - Abby, Jen, Nick, Sarah, Mike (T-Daniel)
F, 3/19 - Brittany, Emily, Nicole, Hanna, Christine (T-Abby)
M, 3/22 - Tierison, Brenna, Theresa, Beau (T-Emily)