Outline and Speech Presentation with Narration Overview Presenting information in a clear, concise manner, while keeping the audience interested, is one of the more common speaking situations you may face in a professional setting. Often, while you may be the resident “expert” on a topic, you will find that in order to effectively inform a group on a particular subject you may need to do a significant amount of research to support your claims. In other instances, you may be asked to perform research on a topic that you are unfamiliar with and to present to a group the information that you have gathered.
In either case, this is called speaking to inform. At other times, you may have to persuade others to believe your point of view or accept your solution to a problem. This is called speaking to persuade. Assignment: Prepare an informative or persuasive speech utilizing the speech pattern of your choice. Parameters: Speech must be related to workplace communication, relevant to this audience and approved by the instructor. Brainstorm and/or look in your text for ideas. Some general topic ideas include (you are not limited to these): Virtual team communication * Developing cross-cultural communication skills * Managing conflict in the workplace * Conducting employee performance appraisals * Developing a high performance team through effective communication * Organizational communication – communication flow in the workplace * Using effective communication to facilitate change management * Communicating within a project or work team * Resolving crises in the workplace through communication * Effective meeting communication Employee coaching or mentoring * Communicating shared values in the workplace * Fostering employee motivation * Privacy rights and electronic communication * Patient care and privacy issues * Handling difficult patients * Listening and patient care You must use PowerPoint with your speech recorded using the Narration feature and include in the presentation a minimum of five slides. PowerPoint documents will be graded as part of the speech. Time: The full team presentation should fall within the time constraints of 5-7 minutes.
Outline and References: An outline is required. Main points should be full sentences, first level subpoints may be full sentences or phrases, second and third level subpoints may be phrases or key words. The outline should include a speech title, general purpose, specific purpose, thesis statement, introduction, body and conclusion. Please see the sample outline in the Doc Sharing for details. Using APA format, create a reference page documenting a minimum of four sources and all materials that are not considered “common knowledge” or “public domain. Please review the policy under Course Home that discusses plagiarism so that you can be sure to avoid it. As a general rule, when in doubt, cite the source. Per the sample outline in the Doc Sharing, a description of visuals is required as well. See the sample outline for details. The outline, references and description of visuals should be submitted in one document to the dropbox. Evaluation: 220 points; 100 points allocated to the outline. 60 points allocated to the speech delivery and 60 points allocated to the PowerPoint.