Informative Speech Essay

1499 Words Jun 26th, 2014 6 Pages
ORGC 201
Informative Speech Assignment

Create a 5-6 minute presentation using PowerPoint visuals. Make sure your PowerPoint follows the guidelines discussed in class. The purpose of the presentation should be to inform the audience. Your presentation should reflect a topic, theme, or issue relevant to your major. For ideas of topics, you may consider looking at issues of Crains’ Chicago, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune,, The Huffington Post,, Slate, Wired, or industry-specific papers/journals in your area of study.

Presentations should reflect a careful analysis of audience interest and be relevant. Presentations should also reflect the theory we
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Everyone will receive all emails by Friday, April 30th. If you do not have all your group members’ videos by then, contact the instructor IMMEDIATELY.


Students will be randomly organized (by the instructor) in to “peer review groups” of 4 students for each group on the D2L Discussion Board. You will be told via email and in class when your groups are posted. Each student will be responsible for reviewing and critiquing each others’ videos, as well as their own, using the Peer/Self-Evaluation Guidelines (posted on D2L). Therefore, if you are in a group of 4 students, you will need to write 3 peer evaluations, and 1 self evaluation.

Peer evaluations will be done through comments posted to your Group Page on the D2L Discussion Board. Post your comments directly to your group’s page. Comments should be 10-12 sentences (2 paragraphs, or 5-6 expanded bulletpoints) for each peer and self evaluation.

Comments must be posted on your group’s discussion board on D2L BY THURSDAY, MAY 8th BY MIDNIGHT or every student in your entire group will receive no credit and forfeit 50 points each (1 letter grade).

Peer Evaluation Questions

Concepts to consider: Organization, flow, topic selection, transitions, presentation creativity, slide content/format/creativity/effectiveness, credibility, relevance to audience, delivery (voice – pitch, pace, tone, variety; eye contact; gestures;

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