LCOMM301-21A (HAM)

Professional Speaking

15 Points

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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 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

This paper is also delivered in Flexi-mode. It is possible to complete this paper online. For more details, please see Moodle.

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Paper Structure

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Week 1 Please Note: We will only meet and use the Wednesday 2-4pm class for our face-to-face week 1 skills practice session.

From week 2 onward: Please watch the prerecorded content/information lectures and other supporting material on Moodle, in your own time, before attending the workshop.

From week 2 onward: Please note that we may need to use the Wednesday 9-11am class (same room) as well as the Wed 2-4pm class for the speech assignments. Depending on class numbers and the time deadline for the speeches - some speeches will have to be divided across both Wednesday sessions for that week.

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

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper 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: Self Introduction Speech
17 Mar 2021
1:00 PM
5
  • In Class: In Tutorial
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Individual: Introducing a Speaker (at an event to speak after you)
14 Apr 2021
1:00 PM
12
  • In Class: In Workshop
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. GROUP: INFORMATIVE Speech: Organisational Pitch
12 May 2021
1:00 PM
20
  • In Class: In Workshop
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Individual: PERSUASIVE Speech
2 Jun 2021
1:00 PM
25
  • In Class: In Workshop
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Individual: Critical Reflection
14 Jun 2021
1:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Individual: Attendance & Providing Feedback
2 Jun 2021
1:00 PM
8
  • In Class: In Tutorial
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: Chapters 1 & 2

Week TWO: Chapters 3, 4 & 5

Week THREE: Chapters 6, 7 & 8

Week FOUR: Chapters 8, 9, 10, 11 & 20

Week FIVE: Chapters 18 & Appendices Speeches by Genre

Week SIX: Chapters12, 13 & 14

Week TEN: Chapters 15, 16 & 17

Week TWELVE: Chapters 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)

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Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: MCOM230, MCOM330, MCOM430 and LCOMM201

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