Public Speaking


Discussion Area and post responses to two of the topics of your choice.
Option 1
Search the web for examples of informative and persuasive speeches. You?ll find some excellent examples on this site: Locate one informative and one persuasive speech. Assess how well the speeches you?ve chosen meet or fail to meet the criteria listed in Chapter 1 of your text under ?The Speaker?s Responsibilities?.
Option 2 What is your greatest weakness or fear when it comes to public speaking? What are some ways you can conquer your speech anxiety and improve your public speaking abilities?
Option 3 What is the difference between informative and persuasive speeches? Can an informative speech be persuasive? Can a persuasive speech be informative? Why or why not?
Choose two options for your response, and make two posts in the Discussion Area below. Make sure that you list your option number in the subject line of your post.
Before the end of the week, begin commenting on at least 2 of your peers’ responses. You can ask technical questions or respond generally to the overall experience. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress. Submit your responses to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area.
Assignment 1 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Quality of initial posting.
Proper labeling of option number and posting of two initial posts, one for each option topic.
Quality and frequency of responses to classmates.
Reference to supporting readings.
Language and grammar.