This week you have a choice of topic to use as you develop your Week 5 activities. Looking forward to hearing your summary ideas! Post your speech text in the discussion thread and then create your audio file. Instructions for creating your audio file are available at the end of this thread. And don’t forget to respond to at least two of your colleagues’ speeches.
Activity 1: Informative Speech
First, you want to write a short informative speech, just two pages long, using any one of the following speech types: (1) explanation, (2) report, (3) description, or (4) demonstration. You want to draw on the concepts in Chapter 13 to guide your efforts. Post your speech text in the discussion thread area. Then develop and record a brief summary of your speech ideas. The system allows for 1 minute audio files so plan accordingly.
Activity 2: Persuasive Speech
First, you want to write a short persuasive speech, just two pages long, using any one of the following five speech types: (1) stimulate, (2) convince, (3) call to action, (4) increase consideration, or (5) develop tolerance of alternate perspectives. Use the Principles of Persuasion in Chapter 14 to develop your speech. Post your speech text in the discussion thread area. Then develop and record a brief summary of your speech ideas. The system allows for 1 minute audio files so plan accordingly.
To Create An Audio Response:
Once you’ve posted AND SAVED your speech text in the discussion thread area, click on the Add Attachments link on the bottom of the screen. Click on the Record Audio option. A prompt asking if you agree to allow Flash to run on your computer. Click the ALLOW radial button. Once you’re ready to record, simply click the RED square button and the system begins to record. Hit the same RED square button to stop recording.
To listen to your speech, press the GREEN play button. Once you are satisfied with your speech, click on the Save button and the system will post your .wav file. To listen to a wav file, simply click on the file.