Informative Service Speech

Informative Service Speech 

Building stronger communities through service and positive communication.

DESCRIPTION:

You will develop the content of your speech based on your past service experience and connections to communication concepts, principles, and ethical implications. The speech must be recorded in a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra virtual presentation session scheduled by your instructor.

RATIONALE:

First, using service in our community as a vehicle for the application of and reflection on course concepts expands our classroom “walls” while providing the academic structure that helps us understand the experience in the context of furthering our learning. Second, we create a reciprocal relationship with our community. Third, this speech is designed to showcase students’ understanding of professional public-speaking skills.

REQUIREMENTS: (must be met in order to be eligible to pass the assignment)

Service must be completed prior to giving the speech.Speech must meet and not exceed the time requirement.
Required main points must be the focus of the body of the speech.Speech must be delivered in instructor-facilitated virtual session using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.Speech must be delivered extemporaneously (no reading from speaking outline).  
  

FORMAT:

Time: 6-9 minutes

Formal Speech Outline: Structure labeled, full sentences, approximately 4 pages typed

Speaking Notes: One-sided sheet of paper placed on a lectern or table; KEY WORDS only

Visual Aids: Slideshow is required. A maximum of 3 content slides is allowed in addition to the Title slide at the beginning and end. Each slide must follow the Visual Aids: 4Cs Guidelines.

Content: Main points are assigned as follows:

  1. Service Story.

A) Provide the mission of your service site. (orally cite online source)

B) Tell the “story” of your service experience.

C) Explain how your specific service work helped support the organization’s mission.

  1. Communication Analysis of Story.

A) Identify, define, and explain ONE foundational communication principle that is represented in the story in Main Point I. (orally cite Survival Guide)

B) Identify, define, and explain at least TWO communication concepts from the textbook that are represented in the story in Main Point I. (orally cite textbook)

III. Communication Recommendations/Implications

A) Identify, define, and explain at least ONE new communication concept from the textbook that you would use, based on your service experience, to improve your own communication. (orally cite textbook)

B) Identify, define, and explain ONE ethical implication of communication that illustrates how communication helps us improve our community as represented by your service experience [you may NOT use Care for Community]. (orally cite Survival Guide)

Supporting Material: Along with your own personal experiences, oral citations (author, date, and type) are required for this speech: Online source, Textbook, and Survival Guide.

Instructor Rubric: Informative Service Speech Assessment Rubric

Service Completed: yes    noRequired Main Points: yes    noExtemporaneous:  yes    noTime Met:  yes    no

5 = fully developed                      3 = adequatelydeveloped                  1 = underdeveloped            0 = incorrect/missing

CREDIBILITY (10pts)5,3,1,0Feedback
Initial/Terminal Credibility: The speaker conducts themselves professionally.  
Slide Construction/Integration: Slides are clear, concise, and use an alternate symbol system (not all words). Slides are referenced appropriately and demonstrated smoothly.  
INTRODUCTION (35pts)5,3,1,0Feedback
Attention Getter: Attention getter focuses audience on speech purpose. The speaker does not begin speech by announcing the topic or reading title slide.  
Listener Relevance Connection (LRC): The speaker makes a clear connection between those in the audience and the topic.  
Credibility: The speaker establishes expertise through his/her knowledge of and personal experience with the topic.  
Thesis: The speaker clearly states the central idea of the speech.  
Preview: The speaker explicitly states the main points of the speech.  
Transition: The speaker clearly previews the upcoming main point.  
Delivery: Includes strong eye contact, is not monotone, and is free from distracting mannerisms.  
BODY: Main Point I Service Story (30pts)5,3,1,0Feedback
LRC: Common ground is used to connect content to audience.  
Organization mission: Stated with an oral citation.  
Service experience: Shared in story format (beginning, middle, end).  
Service work: Explanation of how service work supported organization mission is clear.  
Transition: The speaker clearly reviews the point covered and previews the upcoming point.  
Delivery: Includes strong eye contact, is not monotone, and is free from distracting mannerisms.  
BODY: Main Point II Communication Analysis of Story (45pts)5,3,1,0Feedback
LRC: Common ground is used to connect content to audience.  
Communication Principle: Principle is identified, defined, and includes an oral citation.  
Communication Principle: Principle is explained accurately using communication examples from the story.  
Communication Concept 1: Concept is identified, defined, and includes an oral citation.  
Communication Concept 1: Concept is explained accurately using communication examples from the story.  
Communication Concept 2: Concept is identified, defined, and includes an oral citation.  
Communication Concept 2: Concept is explained accurately using communication examples from the story  
Transition: The speaker clearly reviews the point covered and previews the upcoming point.  
Delivery: Includes strong eye contact, is not monotone, and is free from distracting mannerisms.  
BODY: Main Point III Communication Recommendations/Implications (35pts)5,3,1,0Feedback
LRC: Common ground is used to connect content to audience.  
Communication Concept 1: Concept is identified, defined, and includes an oral citation.  
Communication Concept 1: Concept is explained accurately and applied as a practical recommendation tied to examples of communication from the story.  
Ethical Implication 1: Implication is identified, defined, and includes an oral citation.  
Ethical Implication 1: Implication is explained accurately using examples of communication from the story to emphasize positive community change.  
Transition: The speaker verbally and nonverbally signals the conclusion.  
Delivery: Includes strong eye contact, is not monotone, and is free from distracting mannerisms.  
CONCLUSION  (20pts)5,3,1,0Feedback
Restate thesis: The speaker clearly restates the central idea of the speech.  
Summary: The speaker explicitly reviews the main points of the speech.  
Clincher: The speaker makes a clear reference to the attention getter and avoids a call to action.  
Delivery: Includes strong eye contact, is not monotone, and is free from distracting mannerisms.  
Total Points:              /175pts

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