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Objective:
To use the knowledge and experience you have gained so far this term to evaluate another speaker’s performance. You will analyze the speaker’s verbal content and nonverbal behavior. You will only get to watch the speech once, so pay especially close attention!
Length:
2 – 4 pages, double spaced
Format:
Use a sans serif font (Arial, Calibri, etc.), 12 point size; 1.5 or double line spacing; left heading with name, class meeting time, date, and assignment name; last name and page # in right header
Assignment Requirements
First, select a speech to analyze and evaluate. I would recommend checking online or in the local paper to see if there are any speakers scheduled to give a talk. You might look for community events, or check with a nearby university or community college. –> this assignment has been modified due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic! Instead of attending a live speech at some sort of public place, you may use another TED Talk, or watch a speech on television or online. I ask that you watch the speech only once (so it is closer to seeing it live).
Then, open your paper with a brief Introduction that explains who the speaker is, when and where the speech was given, and gives a very short synopsis of the speech.
In the first part of the Body of your paper, analyze and evaluate the speaker’s verbal content. Is their speech informative or persuasive, or something else? Is their main topic or argument easy to identify? Are there clear main points with transitions between them? Does the speaker use the same 4-part Introduction and Conclusion as we use in class, or do they use an abbreviated version? Do they use a visual aid? If so, what kind? Please answer these questions, and indicate if the speaker could improve or clarify some aspect of their verbal content or visual aid – use at least five (5) terms from the class/book in your analysis, and then highlight or underline those terms in the paper.
In the second part of the Body of your paper, analyze and evaluate the speaker’s nonverbal behavior and overall delivery. Using terminology from the class/book, please consider the following questions: does the speaker have effective vocal variety? Is the speaker enthusiastic or monotone? Does the speaker use gestures and movement effectively? How is the speaker’s eye contact – do they appear to make a connection with their audience? What kinds of facial expressions does the speaker make, and do they match the speaker’s verbal content? How does the speaker’s attire and appearance affect their presentation and credibility? Since you will be a live audience member, pay special attention to how you react to the speaker, and how other audience members react too. How does the speaker make you feel? Please answer these questions, and indicate if the speaker could improve their delivery – use at least five (5) terms from the class/book in your analysis, and then highlight or underline those terms in the paper.
Briefly conclude your paper. Please indicate your overall evaluation of the speaker and their presentation. You do not have to necessarily assign a grade, but do explain whether you think it was below average, average, or above average.
Grading
An “A” paper… Answers most or all of the above questions regarding the speaker’s verbal and nonverbal communication, and uses 10 + terms in their analysis. Has few or no spelling/grammatical/punctuation errors. Uses proper format. Meets the page length requirement.
A “B” paper… Answers most of the above questions regarding the speaker’s verbal and nonverbal communication, and uses 9-10 terms in their analysis. Has a few spelling/grammatical/punctuation errors. Has some format errors. Page length may be a little too short or a little too long.
A “C” paper… Answers most of the above questions regarding the speaker’s verbal and nonverbal communication, and uses 7-8 terms in their analysis. Has several spelling/grammatical/punctuation errors. Has several format errors. Page length may be a little too short or a little too long.
A “D” or “F” paper… Answers some or few of the above questions regarding the speaker’s verbal and nonverbal communication, and uses just a few terms in their analysis. Has several spelling/grammatical/punctuation errors. Has several format errors. Page length is too short or too long.

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