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COMM 110 Entire Course

COMM 110 Entire Course

INTRODUCTION TO ORAL COMMUNICATION

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COMM 110 Week 1 Introductions
 

This first assignment gives you the opportunity to practice recording videos by introducing yourself to the class.

Part A

Complete the Week 1 Worksheet on public speaking basics to help you prepare for Part B. As you answer the questions, think about how you can lessen any fears you may have about public speaking.

Submit your worksheet to the Assignment Files tab.

Part B

Review the Bongo™ article, “How to Complete Individual Project” to help you complete Part B.

Access Bongo™ by selecting the Worksheet tab, then external content launch. Within the Activities List section of Bongo™, select the Introductions Activity.

Record a 2- to 5-minute video within Bongo™ in which you answer the following questions:

 

 

 

What is your name?
 

 

Where are you from?
 

 

What is an interesting fact about you (i.e., any special talents or interests)?
 

 

What are you studying? Why?
 

 

What is the value in learning about public speaking and effective communication? In what ways might you use public speaking in your personal life and career?
 

 

 

Local Campus Students

Be prepared to present your introductions in class.

 

 

 

COMM 110 Week 2 Informative Presentation
 

The most effective presentations are customized to the intended audience. Consider how an audience can influence the messaging for a presentation topic.

Part A

Select one topic and one audience from the following lists of potential topics and audiences.

Topics

 

 

 

A recent event in the news or from your community
 

 

A significant event in history
 

 

A summary of a national law
 

 

Another topic as approved by your instructor
 

 

 

Audiences

 

 

 

A group of elementary or school-aged children
 

 

A group of recent high school graduates
 

 

A group of elderly adults
 

 

A group of your workplace superiors
 

 

A group of visiting scholars from a foreign country
 

 

Another group as approved by your instructor
 

 

 

Create an outline in preparation for your presentation, using the Informative Presentation Worksheet as a guide.

Refer to Ch. 15 of Public Speaking for College & Career for more information on informative speeches.

Submit your outline to the Assignment Files tab.

 

Part B

Review the following Bongo™ articles, to help you complete your recording:

 

 

 

How to Complete Individual Project
 

 

How to Record a PowerPoint Presentation on a Single Screen
 

 

 

Access Bongo™ by selecting the Worksheet tab, then external content launch. Within the Activities List section of Bongo™, select the Informative Presentation Activity.

Create a 5- to 8-minute informative video presentation in Bongo™ that is based on your outline and directed toward your selected audience about your selected topic.

Local Campus Students

Be prepared to give your presentation in class.

 

 
 

 

 

COMM 110 Week 3 Demonstration Presentation
 

To explore the use of visual aids and nonverbal and verbal communication, you will either demonstrate a task or explain an event or phenomenon. You may wish to create an outline to help structure your information.

Choose from the following demonstration examples or select another professional topic of interest to you:

 

 

 

Preparing a recipe
 

 

Building or assembling an item, such as a piece of furniture or model plane
 

 

Creating a do-it-yourself project or craft
 

 

 

Access Bongo™ by selecting the Presentation tab, then the external content launch link. Within the Activities List section of Bongo™, select the Demonstration Presentation Activity.

Create a 5- to 7-minute video of yourself in Bongo™ demonstrating how to do a task. It is important to be mindful of your verbal and nonverbal cues throughout your demonstration.

Local Campus Students

Be prepared to present your demonstration in class.

 

 

 

COMM 110 Week 3 Presentation Peer Review
 

Review the following Bongo™ Tutorial:

 

 

 

Peer Review
 

 

 

Access Bongo™ by selecting the Practice/Simulations/Homework/Game tab, then the external content launch link.

Watch the Week 3 demonstrations of your classmates.

Complete a peer review for at least two of your classmates’ demonstrations by commenting on what you liked about the presentation and what he or she could improve.

Local Campus Students

Be prepared to give feedback to your classmates’ Week 3 Demonstration Presentation in class.

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

COMM 110 Week 4 Persuasive Presentation
 

Oftentimes, one must persuade an audience to act. This requires the presenter to speak to the history of the presentation topic, as well as consider how best to persuade their audience to take the action suggested. If you find it helpful, you may wish to create an outline to help you prepare for your presentation.

Select a topic from the following list:

 

 

 

An issue in your community or on a national scale that requires a resolution, such as a local policy or law you feel should be created or changed
 

 

An event or action plan for your local community or workplace, such as hosting an art fair, introducing a recycling program, or cleaning up a local park
 

 

Another topic as approved by your instructor
 

 

 

Refer to the following Bongo tutorials:

 

 

 

How to Complete Individual Project
 

 

How to Record a PowerPoint Presentation on a Single Screen
 

 

 

Access Bongo™ by selecting the Presentation tab, then external content launch. Within the Activities List section of Bongo™, select the Persuasive Presentation Activity.

Create 5- to 7-minute video with an 8- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation and accompanying visuals and narration in Bongo™ that does the following:

 

 

 

Summarizes the topic and the effect of the issue on the community
 

 

Proposes a solution or plan of action that addresses the selected issue or event, while including a balanced summary of potential audience responses in order to best persuade everyone to action
 

 

Includes visual aids and outside resources
 

 

Uses effective language to persuade your audience
 

 

 

Local Campus Students

Be prepared to give your Persuasive Presentation in class.

 

 
 

 

 

COMM 110 Week 4 Presentation Peer Review
 

Review the following Bongo™ tutorial:

 

 

 

Peer Review
 

 

 

Watch the Week 4 persuasive presentations of your classmates in Bongo™.

Complete a peer review for at least two of your classmates’ demonstrations by commenting on what you liked about them and what could be improved.

Local Campus Students

Be prepared to give feedback to your classmates’ Week 4 Persuasive Presentations in class.

 

 

 

COMM 110 Week 5 Speech and Presentation Critiques
 

As you have experienced in this class, you may be called on to either provide feedback or incorporate feedback in a workplace project.

Review the feedback you received from your peers during Weeks 3 & 4.

Write a 175- to 350-word reflection that contains responses to the following questions:

 

 

 

What role do peer review and critique play in effective presentations?
 

 

What are some constructive presentation and speech critique methods?
 

 

How do you plan to implement your classmates’ suggestions in future school or work presentations?
 

 

How do you plan to incorporate the successful practices you have observed in your classmates’ presentations into your future presentations?
 

 

What are some effective group presentation methods or skills?
 

 

 

Submit your reflection to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 
 

 

 

COMM 110 Week 5 Effective Listening Presentation
 

Refer to the following Bongo™ tutorials:

 

 

 

How to Complete Individual Project
 

 

How to Record a PowerPoint Presentation on a Single Screen
 

 

 

Create an 8- to 10- slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, then record a 5- to 7-minute video within Bongo™ giving your presentation. Your presentation should include the following:

 

 

 

A description of what makes an effective listener
 

 

An explanation of why listening skills are important for effective presentations
 

 

A description of common symptoms of poor listening skills
 

 

A description of at least two methods for improving one’s listening skills
 

 

 

Access Bongo™ by selecting the Presentation tab, then clicking the external content launch tab. Within the Activities List section of Bongo™, select the Effective Listening Activity.

Local Campus Students

Be prepared to give your presentation in class.

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