Assignment 1 Jubail University College Semester 361 Name: _________________________ ID Number: _________________ Length: ______ min ____ sec Self-Introduction Speech—I am like a ________________ Choose an item (object or picture) which you will use to describe your character or personality. (See textbook 71-73 for sample speeches). Prepare a 1 to 2 minute speech describing the item and showing how it represents your character. You MUST speak for at least 1 minute. You will not be penalized if it is longer but you must stop at 5 minutes. Points Points Possible Received Assessment Points Defined: Introduction: Includes a “catchy” opener and controlling idea (like a thesis) Correct format (EX. Did not start with “My name is…”, “My point/story is…”) Body: 2 - 4 body points Clear main points Item chosen illustrated points clearly Points clearly relevant to audience Logical order of points “Interesting” techniques Used transitions Points “balanced” ( about the same amount of time spent and information given for each 2 /2 8 /8 point) Conclusion: Clear indication that speech is ending 2 Concluding statement (EX. Did not finish with “Thank you for listening to my speech.”) Nonverbal Delivery: Walked confidently up to front & did not start speech while walking Finished speech before walking & walked confidently back to seat Gestures enhanced speech (rather than detracted from it) Good eye contact w/ entire audience 8 Good vocal variety Good articulation/volume Good rate & effective use of pauses Met minimum time limit of 1 minute Audience Behavior: Listened Attentively. Did not distract nor interrupt the speakers. May lose up to 2 points. Total Points: Total for Assignment 1 /2 /8 /20 /2 Assignment 1 Jubail University College Name: _________________________ ID Number: _________________ Semester 361 Length: ______ min ____ sec Introductory Speech Self-Assessment: Your task is to review your introductory speech and to reach an objective assessment of its major strengths and weaknesses. Write a thoughtful evaluation of the speech in full-sentence and paragraph form. Be specific and concrete in your comments. Note in particular the areas in which you believe you did especially well and those areas in which you want to do better in the next speech. Explain why you had difficulty with certain aspects of this speech and indicate steps you will take to improve your next presentation. Use the following questions to guide your self-assessment, though you do not need to answer each question individually. Topic and Purpose Was the topic appropriate for the audience and the occasion? Were you able to accomplish what you wanted in the allotted time? Organization Was the speech well organized? Did your introduction get the audience's attention? Did your conclusion end on a strong note? Were the main points of the body clear and easy to follow? What did you do to make the speech interesting, compelling, engaging, insightful, etc.? Audience Adaptation and Language Did you adapt your speech so it would be relevant and interesting to your audience? Did you make a conscious effort to use colorful, descriptive language? Did you include concrete illustrations to make your points come alive? Delivery Did you begin and end your speech without rushing? Did you display poise and confidence in delivering the speech? Did you use pauses, rate, pitch, and vocal variety effectively? Did your physical action add to or detract from the speech? Did you maintain strong eye contact throughout the speech? Overall Assessment What were you most pleased with in the speech? What were you least pleased with? If you had an opportunity to deliver this speech again next week, what changes would you make? Be specific.