Chapter 14 Learning Objective: 14:3 Apply the guidelines for persuasive speaking to a speech you will review.
You will complete this assignment in the following steps:
1) Read Chapter 14 of your textbook Understanding Human Communication (pp. 375-398).
2) View the Ted Talk below entitled: “Try Something New” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNP03fDSj1U by Matt Cutts. The video is 3:27 minutes in length. Watch the video without anything in front you. Simply enjoy Matt’s Ted Talk!
3) Use the attached Speech Evaluation Sheet and watch the video a second time. As you watch the speech, you will grade the elements under each Speech Goal. You will place a check mark in each box on a scale of 1 to 5. The points explanation for each box is below:
1 – (Incoherent) – the element is not present in the speech
2 – (Poor) – the element is unclear
3 – (Fair) – the element is present and somewhat clear but could be improved
4 – (Good) – the element is present, clear, and meets the expectations
5 – (Excellent) – the element is not only present and clear, but also exceeds expectations
You can make comments in the “comments box” to the right of each element.
You will Give Matt a grade (A, B,C,D, or F) for this speech and explain why you awarded the grade.
Answer the two questions at the bottom of the Evaluation Sheet relating to Matt’s speech. Each answer must be in complete sentences and a minimum of 25 words.
4) Attached your graded view sheet to the assignment link.
Note: You will be awarded up to 15 points based on how thoroughly and insightfully you evaluate the presentation. The completed Speech Evaluation Rubric is worth 5 points and the questions that follow are worth 10 points total.