Monday, August 25, 2014

Introduction Speech-August 2014

Please reflect on your first speech by writing one well-written and thought out paragraph. Upper class students should be writing paragraphs with compound and complex sentences that are a minimum of six sentences long. Use complete sentences and correct grammar. 

Things to consider (you do not need to include all of them)

*eye contact
*audience feedback
*preparation (enough? not enough? What will you change for next time?)
*voice (rate, variation)
*confidence level
*introduction and conclusion

What went well? What do you need to work on? Be as specific as possible. 

Please leave feedback for at least two of your classmates. Feedback should be constructive, original, and well-written. 
Reflection: 20 points
Feedback: 10 points each

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Assignment for 8/21

Key Word: Practice!

Practice is going to be the biggest key to your success this semester. A good speaker will practice 3-6 times before a speech. No more. No less. Don't leave out this very important step!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Welcome back to school! I am excited to teach you this semester. All your blog assignments, videos, reflections, and feedback will be done on this website. Please bookmark it and become familiar with it! I will be posting the assignment (The Key Word) in a new blog post after class today. I can't wait to get to know each as you all improve in public speaking.
-Mrs. Dennert