LCOMM301-20G (HAM)

Professional Speaking

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Management and Marketing

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: helena.wang@waikato.ac.nz

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: 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 experience in analysing, writing and presenting speeches across different professional contexts.
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Paper Structure

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LCOMM301 - 20G requires students to participate in three hours sessions twice a week over six weeks. Each session will include a lecture and a tutorial.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

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

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As a highly practical paper, most of the assessment comes from preparing 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. Attendance & active participation
9 Nov 2020
9:00 AM
6
  • In Class: In Tutorial
2. Self Introduction Speech
11 Nov 2020
9:00 AM
0
  • In Class: In Tutorial
3. Informative speech
25 Nov 2020
9:00 AM
24
  • In Class: In Tutorial
4. Persuasive speech
14 Dec 2020
9:00 AM
30
  • In Class: In Lecture
  • In Class: In Tutorial
5. In-class test
9 Dec 2020
9:00 AM
20
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
6. Speech analysis
16 Dec 2020
9:00 AM
20
  • 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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Lucas, S. E. (2015). The Art of Public Speaking (12th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill

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 12th edition.


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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 130 hours completing all activities in LCOMM301 - including attending lectures and tutorials, 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)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: MCOM230, MCOM330, MCOM430 and LCOMM201

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