Online Fundamentals of Communication—Speech Presentations*
speeches required: one informative, one persuasive (details below)
or off-campus presentations accepted
speech presentations Week 12, Day 6 (Saturday), time TBA
presentations Week 14, Day 6 (Saturday), time TBA
Can’t come to campus?
No problem —
deliver your speech in your workplace or community!
may present speeches in your workplace or community.
speech must be videotaped and include the entire presentation; taped copy
must have clear video and
audio for credit.
is a demonstration of your public
speaking skills, and speaking publicly requires an audience; you must
have a minimum of 9 people present & seated for the entire
presentation (dogs, doll collections, and snoozing grandmothers don’t
must show include audience as well as speaker before, during, and at
conclusion of speech.
must be delivered to communication faculty by Week 13 Day 7 for
informative speech presentations, and Week 15 Day
7 for persuasive speech presentations; any mailing/delivery fees are your
sole responsibility; videotape will not
identification, please photocopy two current photo IDs and include this
paperwork in your videotape package.
Videotapes delivered without this identification will not be graded.
length: 5-8 minutes (evaluator will cease grading at 7 minutes; anything
beyond the 8-minute point will not
to satisfy these requirements will result in grade deduction and possible
failure for the assignment.
NOTE: These criteria
are the same for both on-campus and off-campus presentations.
a topic from one of these three categories:
Service & Civic Engagement (Service Learning)
your topic choice to your instructor for approval. Topic must be approved in advance by
instructor; you may present only the approved topic (no changes).
of speech: 5-8 minutes. Points deducted for shorter or longer
visual aid required (you may not use yourself as the only visual aid!)
credible sources required:
website; personal interview; scholarly journal article; and books. Your
personal experience and the textbook will not be counted as part of the
three required sources. Further, you may not use more than two websites,
but you are welcome to use more than three sources for your total speech.
Sources must be cited properly in both the submitted written material and
orally in your speech.
a speech outline for each speech (you’ll find an example of a speech
outline on pages 431-433 of your text and in the supplemental outlining
material provided.) Be sure to include your bibliography, identifying all the sources you used in
developing your speech. Remember
that your sources must also be cited orally during your presentation.
review the information about academic honesty and plagiarism. Failure to include a bibliography and/or
failure to cite sources orally during the presentation is academically
dishonest. The instructors reserve
the right to apply any and all academic sanctions.
information is provided as a general overview of the presentations required for
the online course and should not be regarded as a complete list of
requirements. We (the instructors) reserve the right to modify course content
and assignments without notice.