Informative Speaking Assignment

135 points
Overview
This speech continues to build your public speaking skills by introducing research skills and orally citing research in your speech. You will learn the importance of finding credible sources, ¬including ¬online sources, and how use a variety of appropriate supporting ¬materials in your speech.
As with the other speeches, keep in mind the basic parameters of your instructor’s requirements. There are four basic types of informative speech: objects, processes, events, and concepts. Some instructors may prefer one type of speech at the exclusion of other types.
Using the guidelines established by your instructor, create an informative speech 5–7 minutes in length. Your instructor may ¬deduct points if you are over/under the time limit.
Topic
When choosing a topic, consider what you know and use it as the starting point. Then do some research to increase your knowledge and credibility. Be sure to relate the topic to your audience.
Requirements
1. Introduction. Your introduction should have a captivating, attention-
getting device that reveals the topic and establishes your credibility leading to a preview statement of the main points to be covered in the body of the speech.
2. Organization. The main ideas should clearly connect to the central idea ¬using an appropriate organizational pattern and transitional statements. The conclusion should summarize your main points and contain meaningful closing remarks.
3. Supporting Materials. Research and verbally cite at least three sources in the body of your speech. Include a variety of supporting materials such as brief examples, extended examples, peer testimony, expert testimony, and statistics. Incorporate a visual aid in your presentation. Your instructor may have specific requirements about the visual aid requirement.
4. Language. Your language should be vivid and have a sense of rhythm that captivates the audience and is appropriate to the topic.
5. Delivery. Speak clearly and accurately. Be sure that you know how to pronounce every word of your speech. In doubt, find out. Use your body and gestures to enhance the audience’s listening experience.
6. Preparation outline supports verbal message, including resources used in a bibliography. You are required to turn in an outline for your presentation that may be due before you give it in class. Your instructor may have requirements about notes that you may use during your speech.
Grading Criteria—See Rubric
Name: _______________________________________ Total points _________________
Criteria Excellent
5 Satisfactory
4 Developing
3 Unsatisfactory
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Introduction All parts of the introduction listed in Satisfactory are present.
PLUS
Creative attention getter
Projects interest in the topic
Begins the speech with strong delivery Effective attention-getting device.
Credibility established.
Common ground established.
Topic revealed meets assignment requirements.
Clear, concise central idea.
Preview of main points is easily identifiable.
One or two of parts of the Introduction listed in Satisfactory are missing or absent. Three or more parts of Introduction listed in Satisfactory column are missing or absent.
Organization All parts of Organization listed in Satisfactory are present.
PLUS
Variety in types of connectives
Everything ties together nicely.
Standard Organizational pattern used appropriately.
Connectives present between each main point.
Signal of ending, summary and memorable closure components are easily identifiable.
One or two of parts of the Organization listed in Satisfactory are missing or absent Three or more parts are missing or absent.
Supporting Materials All parts of Supporting Materials listed in Satisfactory are present.
PLUS
Four or more credible sources verbally cited in the body according to instructor guidelines.
Content and explanation
significantly enhances the presentation.
Supporting material is exceptional in quality and variety.
Three credible sources verbally cited in the body according to textbook/instructor
guidelines.
Content and explanation (including visual aid, if required) supports the presentation or makes topic easily understandable
Supporting material is appropriate in quality and variety. Less than three credible sources cited.
Supporting material is lacking quality and variety.
Content and explanation
minimally supports the presentation. Less than three credible sources cited.
Supporting material is inadequate and/or inappropriate.
Language
All parts of Language listed in Satisfactory are present.
PLUS
Language is creative and appropriate for topic and audience. Language is free from grammatical errors.
Language is appropriate for topic and audience
Proper usage and pronunciation of terms Language is generally understandable.
Some terms may be mispronounced, misused or undefined.
A few grammatical errors in language. Some language choices are inappropriate for topic or audience.
Multiple terms mispronounced, misused or undefined.
Delivery Posture, gesture, eye contact, and vocal expressiveness make the presentation engaging.
Speaker appears well-prepared. Posture, gestures, eye contact, and vocal expressiveness enhances presentation.
Speaker appears prepared. Posture, gestures, eye contact, and/or vocal expressiveness detracts from the presentation.
Speaker appears somewhat prepared. Posture, gestures, eye contact, and vocal expressiveness substantially detract from the presentation.
Speaker appears unprepared.
Video recording All parts of Video Recording listed in Satisfactory are appropriate.
Camera is focused eye level.
Appearance, setting, lighting and framing are appropriate for a public speaking presentation.
Speaker is noticeably standing.
Speech is recorded in one take. Two elements of online performance (appearance, setting, lighting and framing) are inappropriate for a public speaking presentation. Three or more elements of online performance (appearance, setting, lighting, and framing) are inappropriate for a public speaking presentation.
Name: _______________________________________ Total points _________________
Criteria Excellent
5 Satisfactory
4 Developing
3 Unsatisfactory 2
Outline
Content All parts of Outline Content listed in Satisfactory are present.
Introduction and/or conclusion are fully developed.
Abundant support is provided for main points.
Introduction and conclusion are fully developed.
Main points and subpoints written as complete sentences.
Adequate support is provided for main points.
Introduction and/or conclusion are not fully developed.
Some main points and/or subpoints written as sentence fragments.
Minimal support is provided for main points.
Introduction and conclusion are not developed.
Numerous incomplete sentences.
No support is provided for main points.
Outline
format
Proper outline format utilized.
Specific purpose included above introduction.
Transitions written between all speech segments.
Spelling, grammar and punctuation used correctly.
Fonts and indentation used consistently.
Proper outline format utilized.
Specific purpose included above introduction.
Transitions written between main points.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation mostly correct.
Fonts and indentation used fairly consistently.
Proper outline format utilized inconsistently.
Specific purpose and/or transitions missing.
Spelling, grammar and punctuation not used correctly.
Fonts and indentation are inconsistent.
Outline is not a preparation outline.
Works Cited/ References Contains more than the minimum number of sources required
MLA/APA style used correctly with no errors.
Contains the minimum number of sources required
MLA/APA style used correctly with few errors.
Contains fewer than the minimum number of sources required
Contains numerous formatting errors. No Works Cited/ References submitted.
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