LCOMM301-20A (HAM)

Professional Speaking

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Management and Marketing

Staff

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Convenor(s)

Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

: helena.wang@waikato.ac.nz

Placement/WIL Coordinator(s)

Tutor(s)

: ashlee.boulton@waikato.ac.nz

Student Representative(s)

Lab Technician(s)

Librarian(s)

: nat.enright@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This highly practical paper focuses on the skills, principles and practices of developing and delivering professional speeches and presentations. Participants gain extensive practice in analysing, writing and presenting speeches across a wide range of professional purposes and contexts.

Ted Talk ' How Public Speaking Will Change Your Life' by Bridget Sampson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioTo11P0P9g

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Paper Structure

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After Week 1 Please Note: NO face-to-face lecture for the whole semester.

From week 2 onward: Please watch the prerecorded lectures, in your own time, before the workshop. Select 1 tutorial workshop from the 3 offered that you can attend each week.

Due to Current Climate - Please Note: NO face-to-face workshops. The student rep for the class and the tutor Ashlee have set up a Facebook page for you all to connect if you wish and share constructive feedback around your practice speeches.

Workshop 1Wed14:0016:00MS4.G.01

Essential: Please review the weekly course schedule and keep an eye out for Moodle announcement notices.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • 1. Improve personal confidence in public speaking
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  • 2. Identify, apply and practice the principles of effective speaking in diverse contexts with diverse audiences
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  • 3. Analyse diverse audiences and design speeches for those different audiences
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  • 4. Demonstrate creative, argumentative and critical thinking skills developed through analysing and writing different kinds of speeches
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Assessment

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As a highly practical paper, most of the assessment comes from preparing, practicing and delivering speeches.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Individual: Attendance & Providing Feedback
3 Jun 2020
4:00 PM
7
  • In Class: In Tutorial
2. Individual: Self Introduction Speech
18 Mar 2020
4:00 PM
2
  • In Class: In Tutorial
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Individual: Introducing a Speaker (at an event to speak after you)
8 Apr 2020
4:00 PM
18
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Individual: PERSUASIVE Speech
20 May 2020
4:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Individual INFORMATIVE Speech: Organisational Pitch
3 Jun 2020
4:00 PM
18
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Individual: Written Critical Reflective Essay
15 Jun 2020
4:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Recommended textbook: Lucas, S. E. The Art of Public Speaking. McGraw-Hill (13th edition). There are several editions in the library - any can be used just make sure the chapters are in the same sequence as below for the 13th edition.

Week ONE: Chapter 1 & 2

Week TWO: Chapter 3 & 4

Week THREE: Chapter 5, 6 & 7

Week FOUR: Chapter 12, 13 & 14 plus 9, 10 & 11

Week FIVE: Chapter 18

Week NINE: Chapter 15, 16 & 17

Week TWELVE: Chapter 20


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Online Support

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This paper uses Moodle to support delivery of material and to facilitate marking and assessment. You should submit your speech outlines through Moodle and you can then gather your feedback through Moodle also. You can find the lecture slides, your marks, and other resources there too.
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Workload

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You should expect to spend about 150 hours completing all activities in LCOMM301 - including attending lectures and tutorials = and outside of class time reading, research, writing, preparing and practicing. Most of your assessment is presented in class but you will need to research, practice and prepare for the assignments in your own time.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: MCOM230, MCOM330, MCOM430 and LCOMM201

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