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COM201:  ASSIGNMENT  4           Special  Occasion  Speech   Assignment  4.1   Due  Date   Points   Outline   Week  8   45   Assignment  4.2   Due  Date   Points   Speech  (1-­2  min.)   Week  9   70   Self-­Review   Week  9   30         You’ve  reached  the  final  step  of  your  effective  speaking  journey!  In  this  course,  you’ve  learned  about  the   power  of  effective  speaking  by  developing  and  delivering  introductory,  informative,  and  persuasive   speeches.  Your  last  assignment  is  to  prepare  and  deliver  a  special  occasion  speech.     Special  occasion  speeches  are  different  from  the  other  types  of  speeches  you’ve  given.  You’ll  develop  this   speech  around  the  purpose  of  the  special  occasion,  which  you  can  choose  from  the  two  options  provided.     Reference  Chapters   •   Chapter  18:  Speaking  on  Special  Occasions.   This  chapter  covers  the  most  common  types  of  special  occasion  speeches.   Technical  Difficulties   •   For  technical  difficulties  reach  out  to  me  via:   o   email  horner@strayer   o phone  240-­484-­4353   o   Blackboard  Chat  Line  (when  available)         See  next  page  for  instructions   Assignment  4.1   Special  Occasion  Speech  Outline   Due  Week  8:  45  points   1)   Select  either  Topic  A  or  Topic  B  for  your  special  occasion  speech.     o   Topic  A:  Who  Inspires  You?  |  Deliver  a  speech  of  introduction  in  which  you   introduce  a  person  who  inspires  you.     o   Topic  B:  Employee  of  the  Month  |  You  have  been  given  an  award  for   “Employee  of  the  Month”  and  must  give  an  acceptance  speech  at  an  awards   banquet.  Deliver  your  speech  of  acceptance.   2)   Create  an  outline  or  speaking  notes  in  Microsoft  Word.     o   Download  the  Microsoft  Word  template  in  the  “Assignment  4.1”  section   located  in  Week  8  of  your  course.     o   Structure  and  organize  your  speech  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).     4)   For  this  assignment,  you  will  not  compose  an  essay  or  speech.  You  are  only   required  to  submit  an  outline.       Assignment  4.2   Special  Occasion  Speech  and  Self-­Review   Due  Week  9:  100  points   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   4.2”  section  located  in  Week  9  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  4.2”  section  located  in  Week  9  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.         See  next  pages  for  grading   *Grading  for  this  assignment  will  be  based  on  the  following  criteria  and  evaluation  standards:     POINTS:  45     Criteria   1.  Completed   outline   submitted  to   Blackboard.   ASSIGNMENT  4.1:  SPECIAL  OCCASION  SPEECH  OUTLINE   Exemplary   100%  -­  A   Weight:  40%   3.  Outline   checked  for   spelling  /   grammar  issues.     Weight  20%   Meets  Minimum   Expectations   65%  -­  D   Unacceptable   0%  -­  F   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%     Fair   75%  -­  C   Submitted  a   complete,  well-­   developed  outline.     2.  Outline   provides  solid   flow  for  speech.   Proficient   85%  -­  B   POINTS:  75   ASSIGNMENT  4.2:  SPECIAL  OCCASION  SPEECH     Exemplary   100%  -­  A   Criteria   1.  Introduction   Proficient   85%  -­  B   Fair   75%  -­  C   Meets  Minimum   Expectations   65%  -­  D   Unacceptable   0%  -­  F   Gains  attention  and   interest,  previews   main  points   Gains  attention  and   interest,  generally   previews  main  points   Some  problems   with  gaining   attention  and   interest  and/or  with   previewing  main   points   Insufficiently  gains   attention  and   interest  or   insufficiently   previews  main   points   Does  not  gain   attention  and   interest,  and/or   does  not  preview   main  points   Weight:  15%   Reinforces  central   idea,  uses  strong   closing   Reinforces  central   idea,  uses   generally  strong   closing   Some  problems  with   reinforcing  central   idea  and/or  with   using  strong  closing   Insufficiently   reinforces  central   idea  or  uses  weak   closing   Does  not   reinforce  central   idea,  and/or   does  not  use   strong  closing   3.  Speech   Organization   Well  organized,   logical  structure   Well  organized,   generally  logical   structure   Some  problems  with   Insufficiently   organization  and/or   organized  or   with  logical  structure   insufficiently   structured   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   Clear  and  consistent   Generally  clear  and   throughout   consistent   Some  problems  with   Problems  with   clarity  and   clarity  and   consistency   consistency   throughout   Connects  well  with   audience  and   achieves  purpose   Connects  somewhat   with  audience,   partially  achieves   purpose     Weight:  15%   2.  Conclusion       Weight  15%   4.  Time   Requirement     Limited  or  no   organization,   and/or  limited  or   no  logical   structure   Weight:  15%   5.  Delivery     Weight:  15%   6.  Speech   Clarity,  and   Visual  Quality     Limited  or  no   audio,  video,   and/or   other   technology   Weight:  20%   7.  Overall   Effectiveness     Generally  connects   with  audience  and   achieves  purpose   Weight  15%       Limited  connection   with  audience,   doesn’t  fully   achieve  purpose   Doesn’t  connect   with  audience  or   achieve  purpose       POINTS:  30     Criteria   1.  Submit  a   completed  self-­   review.   ASSIGNMENT  4.2:  SPECIAL  OCCASION  SPEECH  SELF-­REVIEW   Exemplary   100%  -­  A   Proficient   85%  -­  B   Fair   75%  -­  C   Meets  Minimum   Expectations   65%  -­  D   Unacceptable   0%  -­  F   Submitted  a   completed  self-­   review.   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  self-­   review  provided   excellent  comments   on  student   progress/work.   Submitted  self-­   review  provided   good  comments  on   student   progress/work.   Submitted  self-­   review  provided   acceptable   comments  on   student   progress/work.   Submitted  self-­   review  provided   minimal  comments   on  student   progress/work.   Did  not  submit   completed  self-­   review,  or   submitted  self-­   review  provided   no  comments  on   student   progress/work.     Weight:  20%   2.  Self-­review   was  well-­   developed.     Weight:  80%     COM201:  ASSIGNMENT  4           Special  Occasion  Speech   Assignment  4.1   Due  Date   Points   Outline   Week  8   45   Assignment  4.2   Due  Date   Points   Speech  (1-­2  min.)   Week  9   70   Self-­Review   Week  9   30         You’ve  reached  the  final  step  of  your  effective  speaking  journey!  In  this  course,  you’ve  learned  about  the   power  of  effective  speaking  by  developing  and  delivering  introductory,  informative,  and  persuasive   speeches.  Your  last  assignment  is  to  prepare  and  deliver  a  special  occasion  speech.     Special  occasion  speeches  are  different  from  the  other  types  of  speeches  you’ve  given.  You’ll  develop  this   speech  around  the  purpose  of  the  special  occasion,  which  you  can  choose  from  the  two  options  provided.     Reference  Chapters   •   Chapter  18:  Speaking  on  Special  Occasions.   This  chapter  covers  the  most  common  types  of  special  occasion  speeches.   Technical  Difficulties   •   For  technical  difficulties  reach  out  to  me  via:   o   email  horner@strayer   o phone  240-­484-­4353   o   Blackboard  Chat  Line  (when  available)         See  next  page  for  instructions   Assignment  4.1   Special  Occasion  Speech  Outline   Due  Week  8:  45  points   1)   Select  either  Topic  A  or  Topic  B  for  your  special  occasion  speech.     o   Topic  A:  Who  Inspires  You?  |  Deliver  a  speech  of  introduction  in  which  you   introduce  a  person  who  inspires  you.     o   Topic  B:  Employee  of  the  Month  |  You  have  been  given  an  award  for   “Employee  of  the  Month”  and  must  give  an  acceptance  speech  at  an  awards   banquet.  Deliver  your  speech  of  acceptance.   2)   Create  an  outline  or  speaking  notes  in  Microsoft  Word.     o   Download  the  Microsoft  Word  template  in  the  “Assignment  4.1”  section   located  in  Week  8  of  your  course.     o   Structure  and  organize  your  speech  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).     4)   For  this  assignment,  you  will  not  compose  an  essay  or  speech.  You  are  only   required  to  submit  an  outline.       Assignment  4.2   Special  Occasion  Speech  and  Self-­Review   Due  Week  9:  100  points   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   4.2”  section  located  in  Week  9  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  4.2”  section  located  in  Week  9  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.         See  next  pages  for  grading   *Grading  for  this  assignment  will  be  based  on  the  following  criteria  and  evaluation  standards:     POINTS:  45     Criteria   1.  Completed   outline   submitted  to   Blackboard.   ASSIGNMENT  4.1:  SPECIAL  OCCASION  SPEECH  OUTLINE   Exemplary   100%  -­  A   Weight:  40%   3.  Outline   checked  for   spelling  /   grammar  issues.     Weight  20%   Meets  Minimum   Expectations   65%  -­  D   Unacceptable   0%  -­  F   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%     Fair   75%  -­  C   Submitted  a   complete,  well-­   developed  outline.     2.  Outline   provides  solid   flow  for  speech.   Proficient   85%  -­  B   POINTS:  75   ASSIGNMENT  4.2:  SPECIAL  OCCASION  SPEECH     Exemplary   100%  -­  A   Criteria   1.  Introduction   Proficient   85%  -­  B   Fair   75%  -­  C   Meets  Minimum   Expectations   65%  -­  D   Unacceptable   0%  -­  F   Gains  attention  and   interest,  previews   main  points   Gains  attention  and   interest,  generally   previews  main  points   Some  problems   with  gaining   attention  and   interest  and/or  with   previewing  main   points   Insufficiently  gains   attention  and   interest  or   insufficiently   previews  main   points   Does  not  gain   attention  and   interest,  and/or   does  not  preview   main  points   Weight:  15%   Reinforces  central   idea,  uses  strong   closing   Reinforces  central   idea,  uses   generally  strong   closing   Some  problems  with   reinforcing  central   idea  and/or  with   using  strong  closing   Insufficiently   reinforces  central   idea  or  uses  weak   closing   Does  not   reinforce  central   idea,  and/or   does  not  use   strong  closing   3.  Speech   Organization   Well  organized,   logical  structure   Well  organized,   generally  logical   structure   Some  problems  with   Insufficiently   organization  and/or   organized  or   with  logical  structure   insufficiently   structured   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   Clear  and  consistent   Generally  clear  and   throughout   consistent   Some  problems  with   Problems  with   clarity  and   clarity  and   consistency   consistency   throughout   Connects  well  with   audience  and   achieves  purpose   Connects  somewhat   with  audience,   partially  achieves   purpose     Weight:  15%   2.  Conclusion       Weight  15%   4.  Time   Requirement     Limited  or  no   organization,   and/or  limited  or   no  logical   structure   Weight:  15%   5.  Delivery     Weight:  15%   6.  Speech   Clarity,  and   Visual  Quality     Limited  or  no   audio,  video,   and/or   other   technology   Weight:  20%   7.  Overall   Effectiveness     Generally  connects   with  audience  and   achieves  purpose   Weight  15%       Limited  connection   with  audience,   doesn’t  fully   achieve  purpose   Doesn’t  connect   with  audience  or   achieve  purpose       POINTS:  30     Criteria   1.  Submit  a   completed  self-­   review.   ASSIGNMENT  4.2:  SPECIAL  OCCASION  SPEECH  SELF-­REVIEW   Exemplary   100%  -­  A   Proficient   85%  -­  B   Fair   75%  -­  C   Meets  Minimum   Expectations   65%  -­  D   Unacceptable   0%  -­  F   Submitted  a   completed  self-­   review.   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  self-­   review  provided   excellent  comments   on  student   progress/work.   Submitted  self-­   review  provided   good  comments  on   student   progress/work.   Submitted  self-­   review  provided   acceptable   comments  on   student   progress/work.   Submitted  self-­   review  provided   minimal  comments   on  student   progress/work.   Did  not  submit   completed  self-­   review,  or   submitted  self-­   review  provided   no  comments  on   student   progress/work.     Weight:  20%   2.  Self-­review   was  well-­   developed.     Weight:  80%     Running head: CHANGING OUR LIVES 1 “Changing Our Lives” Outline Student Name Dr. Horner Correct date CHANGING OUR LIVES 2 Sample Student Outline Topic: Insert topic here Introduction – A. Capture your audience’s attention with a quote, anecdote, or personal experience B. Build up to the main reason for the speech Thesis Statement - I have now chosen to go to college at this juncture in my life because of financial, personal, and emotional reasons. I. First Main Point – Financial Reasons A. Secure and comfortable financial future B. Dissatisfaction in current job C. Goals for the future II. Second Main Point – Personal Reasons A. First in family to graduate from college B. Make family proud. C. Positive role model for children. III. Third Main Point – Emotional Reasons A. Overcome self-doubt B. Past negative experience C. Understanding my abilities Conclusion – A. Restate thesis statement and main points B. Summarize presented ideas C. Conclude with compelling remark CHANGING OUR LIVES 3
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just like you I totally agree. However, does this really mean it has to be your heart or can it be
someone else’s? In fact don’t we all run to others for...


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