Speech 1 – Informative Speech Assignment & Examples
Hybrid-Online & Online COMM 1100 Spring 2012
Speech: Present an extemporaneous informative speech to the class on a topic of your choosing in the format described.
Time limits: 3-5 minutes
Outline: “Write” your speech in the form of a detailed outline as discussed. Avoid using complete sentences; use bullet points. Do NOT write out your speech like an English paper. Notes: The outline you create will serve as your speech notes (you may bring these to the front of the room with you). You will need an extra copy for yourself. Visual Aid: A professional, college-level visual aid is required with your presentation. Bibliography/Copies of Sources: Include with your speech outline a printed, properly formatted Works Cited or References page. You may use either MLA or APA style. You must also include actual copies of your research sources (print the webpage, copy the magazine article, etc. that you use).
Vocal Citations & Supporting Material: Include at least 3 vocal citations (“According to a December 2009 article in the New England Journal of medicine, obesity is the number one heath epidemic of the 21st century”) within your speech. Include at least 3 different types of supporting material (stats, examples, quotes, stories, etc.) in your speech.
Research Sources: Use at least 3 credible and scholarly (if possible) research sources (books, journals, magazines, websites, etc.) when creating your speech. These are in addition to any personal experience you might have (you can’t count yourself as one of these sources). Turn in: At the time you give your speech, turn in the outline, bibliography and copies of sources with a copy of the “speech evaluation sheet” on the very top, your name and topic filled in. Staple these items together to make a “speech packet.” Make an extra copy of the outline to use as your speech notes. You may not present your speech without turning in...