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Part 1: To complete this assignment (Assignment 1.1):

View the Assignment 1 Overview to gain an understanding of the overall assignment requirements (Assignment 1.1 and 1.2), available topics for this assignment, and grading criteria.

  1. Download the Assignment 1 Microsoft Word Template to complete your speech outline.
  2. Submit the completed Microsoft Word Template in the Blackboard submission area for this assignment.

Assignment 1.1 Overview

Introductory Speech Outline

  • Select either Topic A or Topic B for your introductory speech.
    • Topic A: Elevator Pitch | Deliver an elevator pitch that describes your professional background and experience for a potential employer during a job interview.
    • Topic B: Dream Career | Discuss your dream career.
  • Create an outline or speaking notes in Microsoft Word.
    • Download the Microsoft Word template in the “Assignment 1.1” section located in Week 2 of your course.
    • Focus your speech on 2-3 main points so you'll stay within the 2-minute time limit.
  • Submit the completed Microsoft Word template in Blackboard (this is separate from your speech/self-review).

Part 2: To complete this assignment (Assignment 1.2), click the "Week 3 - Assignment 1.2" link above. Then complete the following:

  1. Record or upload your speech (Video Recording)
  2. Complete the self review (Written Review)

Assignment 1.2 overview

Introductory Speech and Self-Review

  • Part 1: Record or upload your speech.
    • Refer to your outline or speaking notes to deliver your speech. Do not read your notes word for word.
    • Follow the technical instructions for recording your video in the “Assignment
    • Remember to watch your recording. Do you want to submit it, or do you want to record another version?
  • Part 2: Complete the self-review questions.
    • After you have recorded your speech, address the self-review questions in the
  • Submit your speech and self-review in Blackboard.


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COM201: ASSIGNMENT 1 Introductory Speech Assignment 1.1 Outline Assignment 1.2 Speech (1-2 min.) Self-Review This is the beginning of your journey to becoming an effective speaker! Strong oral communication skills will be valuable to you throughout your academic journey and are in high demand by many employers. In this course, you’ll have multiple opportunities to practice and improve your speaking skills through a variety of assignments. Your first assignment is to prepare and deliver a short, introductory speech. Don’t worry—your first speech doesn’t have to be perfect. Assignment 1 is your first opportunity to complete the process of outlining, delivering, and recording a speech with the Webcam Recorder tool. You will also review and reflect on your speech. Reference Chapters • Chapter 3: Listening. This chapter covers listening skills that will help you complete your Self Review. • Chapter 4: Giving Your First Speech. This chapter covers the steps you’ll complete to prepare and deliver your speech. Assignment 1.1 Introductory Speech Outline 1) Select either Topic A or Topic B for your introductory speech. o Topic A: Elevator Pitch | Deliver an elevator pitch that describes your professional background and experience for a potential employer during a job interview. o Topic B: Dream Career | Discuss your dream career. 2) Create an outline or speaking notes in Microsoft Word. o Download the Microsoft Word template in the “Assignment 1.1” section located in Week 2 of your course. o Focus your speech on 2-3 main points so you'll stay within the 2-minute time limit. 3) Submit the completed Microsoft Word template in Blackboard (this is separate from your speech/self-review). Assignment 1.2 Introductory Speech and Self-Review 1) Part 1: Record or upload your speech. o Refer to your outline or speaking notes to deliver your speech. Do not read your notes word for word. o Follow the technical instructions for recording your video in the “Assignment 1.2” section located in Week 3 of your course. o Remember to watch your recording. Do you want to submit it, or do you want to record another version? 2) Part 2: Complete the self-review questions. o After you have recorded your speech, address the self-review questions in the “Assignment 1.2” section located in Week 3 of your course. This reflection helps you step back and take a second look at your work, with an eye on improvement and highlighting your achievements! 3) Submit your speech and self-review in Blackboard. *Grading for this assignment will be based on the following criteria and evaluation standards: POINTS: 35 Criteria ASSIGNMENT 1.1: INTRODUCTORY SPEECH OUTLINE Exemplary 100% -A Proficient 85% -B Fair 75% -C Meets Minimum Expectations 65% - D Unacceptable 0% - F 1. Completed outline submitted to Blackboard. Submitted complete, welldeveloped outline. a Submitted a complete outline but some areas needed more information or development. Submitted an outline but it was partially developed and / or was missing some information. Submitted an outline but it was insufficiently developed and / or missing large amounts of information. Did not submit any outline to Blackboard. Submitted outline provided excellent sense of flow without any noticeable errors for speech. Submitted outline provided strong sense of flow with only minor errors for speech. Submitted outline provided partial sense of flow for speech. Submitted outline provided little sense of flow for speech. Did not submit or outline structure provided no sense of flow for speech. Outline was clean, clear, and easy to read throughout the entire submission. Outline had no major spelling / grammar issues but minor issues throughout the submission. Outline had major spelling / grammar issues in 25% and minor issues throughout the submission. Outline had major spelling / grammar issues in 50% of the submission. Did not submit or outline had major issues that impacted readability. Weight: 40% 2. Outline provides solid flow for speech. Weight: 40% 3. Outline checked for spelling / grammar issues. Weight 20% POINTS: 65 Criteria 1. Speech Quality ASSIGNMENT 1.2: INTRODUCTORY SPEECH Fair 75% -C Meets Minimum Expectations 65% - D Clear and consistent Generally clear and throughout consistent Some problems with clarity and consistency Problems with clarity and consistency throughout No audio [online only] or speaks so low audience cannot hear it Clear and consistent Generally clear and throughout consistent Some problems with clarity and consistency Problems with clarity and consistency throughout No video [online only] or inappropriate visual Entirely focused on topic Minimum 75% focused on topic Minimum 50% focused on topic Minimum 25% focused on topic No focus on topic 1-2 minutes +/- 15 seconds 1-2 minutes +/- 30 seconds 1-2 minutes +/- 40 seconds 1-2 minutes +/- 50 seconds 1-2 minutes +/60 seconds Strong eye contact, Good eye contact, expressive voice, generally and natural gestures expressive voice, and natural gestures Average eye contact, some expressive voice, minimally distracting gestures Insufficient eye contact, limited expressive voice and/or unnatural gestures Very little/no eye contact, no expressive voice, unnatural gestures Connects well with audience and achieves purpose Connects somewhat with audience and/or partially achieves purpose Limited connection with audience, and/or doesn't fully achieve purpose Doesn't connect with audience or achieve purpose Exemplary 100% -A Proficient 85% -B Weight: 15% 2. Visual Quality Weight: 15% 3. Speech Topic Focus Unacceptable 0% - F Weight 20% 4. Time Requirement Weight: 15% 5. Delivery Weight: 15% 6. Overall Effectiveness Weight 20% Generally connects with audience and achieves purpose POINTS: 30 Criteria 1. Submit a completed selfreview. ASSIGNMENT 1.2: INTRODUCTORY SPEECH SELFREVIEW Exemplary 100% - A Proficient 85% - B Fair 75% - C Meets Minimum Expectations 65% - D Unacceptable 0% - F Submitted a completed selfreview. Submitted a generally completed self-review. Submitted a partially completed self-review. Submitted a minimally completed self-review. Did not submit a self-review. Submitted selfreview provided excellent comments on student progress/work. Submitted selfreview provided good comments on student progress/work. Submitted selfreview provided acceptable comments on student progress/work. Submitted selfreview provided minimal comments on student progress/work. Did not submit completed selfreview, or submitted selfreview provided no comments on student progress/work. Weight: 20% 2. Self-review was welldeveloped. Weight: 80% COM201: ASSIGNMENT 1 Introductory Speech Assignment 1.1 Outline Assignment 1.2 Speech (1-2 min.) Self-Review This is the beginning of your journey to becoming an effective speaker! Strong oral communication skills will be valuable to you throughout your academic journey and are in high demand by many employers. In this course, you’ll have multiple opportunities to practice and improve your speaking skills through a variety of assignments. Your first assignment is to prepare and deliver a short, introductory speech. Don’t worry—your first speech doesn’t have to be perfect. Assignment 1 is your first opportunity to complete the process of outlining, delivering, and recording a speech with the Webcam Recorder tool. You will also review and reflect on your speech. Reference Chapters • Chapter 3: Listening. This chapter covers listening skills that will help you complete your Self Review. • Chapter 4: Giving Your First Speech. This chapter covers the steps you’ll complete to prepare and deliver your speech. Assignment 1.1 Introductory Speech Outline 1) Select either Topic A or Topic B for your introductory speech. o Topic A: Elevator Pitch | Deliver an elevator pitch that describes your professional background and experience for a potential employer during a job interview. o Topic B: Dream Career | Discuss your dream career. 2) Create an outline or speaking notes in Microsoft Word. o Download the Microsoft Word template in the “Assignment 1.1” o Focus your speech on 2-3 main points so you'll stay within the 2-minute time limit. 3) Submit the completed Microsoft Word template in Blackboard (this is separate from your speech/self-review). Assignment 1.2 Introductory Speech and Self-Review 1) Part 1: Record or upload your speech. o Refer to your outline or speaking notes to deliver your speech. Do not read your notes word for word. o Follow the technical instructions for recording your video in the “Assignment 1.2” section. o Remember to watch your recording. Do you want to submit it, or do you want to record another version? 2) Part 2: Complete the self-review questions. o After you have recorded your speech, address the self-review questions in the “Assignment 1.2” section. This reflection helps you step back and take a second look at your work, with an eye on improvement and highlighting your achievements! 3) Submit your speech and self-review *Grading for this assignment will be based on the following criteria and evaluation standards: POINTS: 35 Criteria 1. Completed outline submitted to Blackboard. Weight: 40% ASSIGNMENT 1.1: INTRODUCTORY SPEECH OUTLINE Exemplary 100% -A Submitted complete, welldeveloped outline. a Proficient 85% -B Submitted a complete outline but some areas needed more information or development. Fair 75% -C Submitted an outline but it was partially developed and / or was missing some information. Meets Minimum Expectations 65% - D Submitted an outline but it was insufficiently developed and / or missing large amounts of information. Unacceptable 0% - F Did not submit any outline to Blackboard. 2. Outline provides solid flow for speech. Weight: 40% 3. Outline checked for spelling / grammar issues. Submitted outline provided excellent sense of flow without any noticeable errors for speech. Submitted outline provided strong sense of flow with only minor errors for speech. Submitted outline provided partial sense of flow for speech. Submitted outline provided little sense of flow for speech. Did not submit or outline structure provided no sense of flow for speech. Outline was clean, clear, and easy to read throughout the entire submission. Outline had no major spelling / grammar issues but minor issues throughout the submission. Outline had major spelling / grammar issues in 25% and minor issues throughout the submission. Outline had major spelling / grammar issues in 50% of the submission. Did not submit or outline had major issues that impacted readability. Weight 20% POINTS: 65 Criteria 1. Speech Quality ASSIGNMENT 1.2: INTRODUCTORY SPEECH Fair 75% -C Meets Minimum Expectations 65% - D Clear and consistent Generally clear and throughout consistent Some problems with clarity and consistency Problems with clarity and consistency throughout No audio [online only] or speaks so low audience cannot hear it Clear and consistent Generally clear and throughout consistent Some problems with clarity and consistency Problems with clarity and consistency throughout No video [online only] or inappropriate visual Entirely focused on topic Minimum 75% focused on topic Minimum 50% focused on topic Minimum 25% focused on topic No focus on topic 1-2 minutes +/- 15 seconds 1-2 minutes +/- 30 seconds 1-2 minutes +/- 40 seconds 1-2 minutes +/- 50 seconds 1-2 minutes +/60 seconds Strong eye contact, Good eye contact, expressive voice, generally and natural gestures expressive voice, and natural gestures Average eye contact, some expressive voice, minimally distracting gestures Insufficient eye contact, limited expressive voice and/or unnatural gestures Very little/no eye contact, no expressive voice, unnatural gestures Connects well with audience and achieves purpose Connects somewhat with audience and/or partially achieves purpose Limited connection with audience, and/or doesn't fully achieve purpose Doesn't connect with audience or achieve purpose Exemplary 100% -A Proficient 85% -B Weight: 15% 2. Visual Quality Weight: 15% 3. Speech Topic Focus Unacceptable 0% - F Weight 20% 4. Time Requirement Weight: 15% 5. Delivery Weight: 15% 6. Overall Effectiveness Generally connects with audience and achieves purpose Weight 20% POINTS: 30 Criteria ASSIGNMENT 1.2: INTRODUCTORY SPEECH SELFREVIEW Exemplary 100% - A Proficient 85% - B Fair 75% - C Meets Minimum Expectations 65% - D Unacceptable 0% - F 1. Submit a completed selfreview. Submitted a completed selfreview. Submitted a generally completed self-review. Submitted a partially completed self-review. Submitted a minimally completed self-review. Did not submit a self-review. Submitted selfreview provided excellent comments on student progress/work. Submitted selfreview provided good comments on student progress/work. Submitted selfreview provided acceptable comments on student progress/work. Submitted selfreview provided minimal comments on student progress/work. Did not submit completed selfreview, or submitted selfreview provided no comments on student progress/work. Weight: 20% 2. Self-review was welldeveloped. Weight: 80%
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