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[SOLVED] ASSIGNMENT: Speech 3 Social Justice Advocacy Presentation

ASSIGNMENT: Speech 3 Social Justice Advocacy Presentation

Speech 1 

Purpose of Assignment:

The final major speech assignment for this class is a special type of persuasive speech. In this speech, you will take the topic that you’ve explored in the first two major speech assignments, but you have a new goal: you want your audience to take action. The emphasis here is on improving our communities and society by addressing social justice issues.

The following video addresses the following topics: the purpose and context of this assignment, how this speech incorporates elements we’ve been working on throughout the term and in previous speeches, and how to be successful with the new elements of this assignment. Be sure to check out the grading rubric at the bottom of this page!

You will work to achieve three goals with this assignment:

  1. Students will apply ethical communication principles to raise awareness and effect social change;
  2. students will construct sound persuasive arguments proposing public policy solutions to socially significant problems; and
  3. students will demonstrate the ability to accomplish communicative goals by performing effective verbal and nonverbal public speaking skills.

Persuasive speeches can often fall into the pattern of “let me tell you three reasons why you need to recycle”. That’s not necessarily bad or ineffective. But for this class, our process has always been to inform the audience so that they can make educated decisions. It respects the decision-making process of the audience, and the audience always appreciates this practice. You will take your topic from your previous two major speech presentations and craft an advocacy speech using Monroe’s Motivated Sequence or Problem-Cause-Solution.

Monroe’s Motivated Sequence

  • STEP 1: ATTENTION(the introduction of the speech)
  • STEP 2: NEED (Main Point I: educates the audience on the social justice problem)
  • STEP 3: SATISFACTION(Main Point II: introduces the solution to the problem; this should be a specific and concrete action)
  • STEP 4: VISUALIZATION (Main Point III: further describes the effects of the solution; how will the world improve after we adopt this solution?)
  • STEP 5: ACTION (the conclusion of the speech; motivate your audience to take action!)

Problem-Cause-Solution

  • Main Point I (Problem): What’s wrong with society now? What harmful things are happening?
  • Main Point II (Cause): What is the cause of the problems I addressed in the previous point?
  • Main Point III (Solution): Here’s how we can address fix the cause (Main Point II) so we can avoid the problems (Main Point I)

Other Requirements:

  • TOPIC:The topic of this speech should be the same or directly related to the general topic from Speech 1 Social Justice Through Personal Narrative Presentation and Speech 2 Social Justice Informative Presentation. That is, your topic should be a social justice issue in our society today.
  • SPEECH LENGTH:The speech is at least 3 minutes and no more than 5 minutes. Be sure to have practiced out loud with a timer so you are within this limit.
  • DELIVERY:Delivery is extemporaneous, natural, and conversational. I will be assessing your posture, eye contact with the audience, your vocal projection, tone, gestures, and pace of speech. You should sound, essentially, like this is not the first time you’re reading your speech aloud!* Please look at our module on delivery for tips, explanations, and demonstrations.
  • INTRODUCTION, CONCLUSION, AND TRANSITIONS:
    • Introductionstarts with an attention-grabber, not your name, “ok” or “hello.” Address the audience purpose: why should we listen to this speech? What will we know that we didn’t prior to your speech? You should end your introduction with a preview of the three main points that you will address in the body of the speech. New element: in a sentence (usually in the audience purpose), explain how you are qualified to speak on this topic.
    • Similarly, the conclusionshould also review those three main points and remind the audience what they got out of the speech. The conclusion does not end with “that’s it” but does let us know that the speech is over.
    • There should be definite, logical transitionsbridging each component of the speech. This means you should indicate that you are finishing one main point and moving on to the next point. The speech should be easy to follow for the audience, even though they will not have your speech outline in front of them.
  • MAIN POINTS:Your three main points should be clearly stated and developed. You could talk about most topics for hours! But in this case, your main points should demonstrate a meaningful and manageable chunk of information about your source so that your audience can better understand your topic.
  • CITING YOUR SOURCES:You must provide information and citations from a minimum of FIVE outside sources. That means I should hear a minimum of five oral citations (one from each source) in your speech and see a minimum of five in-text citations in your final outline. Your outline also needs to contain a Works Cited page with those five sources.
  • PRESENTATION AID:You will use presentation media in the process of your speech. Examples include: Microsoft PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides, and Prezi. See this resource for how to include presentation media in your speech. NOTE: your presentation aid should complement your speech, NOT overwhelm or replace it.
  • NOTE CARD/OUTLINE:You may use note cards OR a keyword outline on a binder or clipboard as you present your speech. You will submit the outline as a separate assignment.

*A signification portion of your delivery grade (50%) relies upon the following:

  • Being able to see as least 50% of your body (from the waist up) while you deliver the speech
  • Successfully maintaining eye contact with the audience (and referring to your note cards/paper outline when necessary, NOT your computer/phone/tablet.
  • Fitting your speech within the three to five minute time requirement

Useful Links

  • SIGN UP: Speech 3 Schedule; make sure you’ve signed up to present your speech, and double-check the schedule! We’ll be following this order in presentations.
  • DELIVER YOUR SPEECH: All sessions occur on Tuesday, 6 December. See SIGN UP: Speech 3 Schedulefor all Zoom links.
  • Submit your Speech 3 Final Outlineby 11:59 PM on Tuesday, 6 December.

 

ASSESSMENT: Please see more information about my grading policy.

Rubric

Social Justice Advocacy Speech Evaluation

Social Justice Advocacy Speech Evaluation
Criteria Ratings Pts
Introduction: Attention-getting material
5 to >4.0 pts

Speaker employs effective attention-getting strategies that are relevant and appropriate.

4 to >3.0 pts

There is a purposeful attention-getter, but it is not effective in the context of the speech; may not be relevant or appropriate for the speech.

3 to >0 pts

No attempt to provide the audience with an effective attention-getter to the speech.

5 pts
Introduction: Audience Purpose
5 to >4.0 pts

Student provides social significance to the audience and identifies why students should want (or need) to hear the speech.

4 to >2.0 pts

Student makes an attempt to establish a purpose to the speech, but there is no establishment of social significance for the audience.

2 to >0 pts

No attempt to provide social significance to the audience.

5 pts
Introduction: Thesis and Preview of Main Points
10 to >8.0 pts

Student clearly establishes the thesis of the speech and previews the main points.

8 to >3.0 pts

Student provides a thesis statement OR a preview of the main points, but not both elements. Or the thesis statement/preview of main points is unclear.

3 to >0 pts

No thesis statement or preview of main points in the introduction of the speech.

10 pts
Introduction: Establishing Credibility
5 to >4.0 pts

Excellent. Student establishes speaker competence, trustworthiness, dynamism, and care for audience.

4 to >1.0 pts

Average. Other elements present. No speaker competence. How are you qualified to present on this topic?

1 to >0 pts

No Marks

5 pts
Organization: Logical organization
10 to >8.0 pts

Very good use of Monroe’s Motivated Sequence or Problem-Cause-Solution. There are three main points that are about equal in length and development.

8 to >3.0 pts

Fair organization. Main points aren’t quite equal in terms of time and development. OR the speech might not be using either Monroe’s Motivated Sequence or Problem-Cause-Solution.

3 to >0 pts

Main points are organized in an unclear way. Transitions and/or connective sentences would help to demonstrate the organization of the speech.

10 pts
Organization: Use of Transitions and Connectives
10 to >8.0 pts

Student employs full sentence connective sentences between main points to demonstrate the overall organization of the body of the speech. Connective sentences summarize the previous main point and preview the next main point.

8 to >3.0 pts

There is some effort to transition between the main points. Connective sentences would be more effective.

3 to >0 pts

No noticeable transitioning between main points to guide audience members through the speech.

10 pts
Development: Social Significance
5 to >4.0 pts

Student uses relevant sections in the introduction and conclusion and throughout the speech to make this speech timely and relevant to your audience.

4 to >2.0 pts

Student makes the effort to establish audience relevance in EITHER the introduction or conclusion, or in the body, of the speech.

2 to >0 pts

Very vague establishment of audience relevance in the speech.

5 pts
Development: Main Points
15 to >14.0 pts

Very well done. The speech includes information from at least five outside sources to support the main points and thesis statement.

14 to >6.0 pts

Fair. The speech includes information from four or fewer outside sources to support the main points and thesis statement.

6 to >0 pts

Student provides unclear or minimal outside evidence to support the main points or thesis statement.

15 pts
Conclusion: Restatement of Thesis and Review Main Points
10 to >8.0 pts

The conclusion of the speech features a complete restatement of the thesis and a concise review of the main points.

8 to >4.0 pts

The conclusion of the speech features EITHER a complete restatement of the thesis OR a review of the main points.

4 to >0.0 pts

Thesis statement and review of main points are very unclear.

0 pts

No thesis statement or review of main points at the end of the speech.

10 pts
Conclusion: Review Audience Purpose
5 to >4.0 pts

Student provides social significance to the audience and identifies what the audience got out of listening to the speech.

4 to >2.0 pts

Student makes an attempt to review the purpose to the speech, but there is no establishment of social significance for the audience.

2 to >0 pts

No attempt to provide social significance to the audience.

5 pts
Conclusion: Provide closure (clincher)
5 to >4.0 pts

Speaker employs effective closure strategies that are relevant and appropriate.

4 to >2.0 pts

There is a purposeful closing, but it is not effective in the context of the speech; may not be relevant or appropriate for the speech.

2 to >0 pts

The conclusion felt a bit rushed and unplanned.

5 pts
Delivery: Effective extemporaneous delivery
40 to >35.0 pts

Outstanding. Confident presentation. Effective use of note cards and presentation aid. Mostly very good eye contact with the entire audience. Appropriate tone, pace of speech, and vocal projection. Good posture.

35 to >20.0 pts

Exceeds expectations. Good use of note cards and presentation aid. Good eye contact with the entire audience. Appropriate tone and posture. Vocal projection might be low, and the pace of speech might be either too quick or too slow. Some vocal fillers.

20 to >10.0 pts

Acceptable. Good use of note cards. Some reading of notes while maintaining some eye contact with the audience. Fair tone and posture. Some consistent vocal fillers. Watch your pace of speech and volume.

10 to >0 pts

Less effective style of delivery. Heavy reading and minimal eye contact with the audience. There may be consistent use of vocal fillers. Heavy reading can also lead to speaking too quickly. Keep volume up so the audience can hear.

40 pts
DELIVERY: Did you fit the speech within the three to five minute speech time requirement?
10 to >9.0 pts

Yes! My speech did not exceed the five-minute maximum time.

9 to >0 pts

Unfortunately not! My speech exceeded the 5-minute maximum time.

10 pts
DELIVERY: Were we able to see you from the waist up (50% of your body) throughout the speech?
20 to >19.0 pts

Yes! I was not too close to my screen and was visible to my audience from the waist up for the majority of my speech.

19 to >0 pts

My posture was less effective. I was too close to the screen throughout my speech (so my audience couldn’t see at least 50% of my body). My audience was unable to effectively assess my posture. I may also have been reading from my screen instead of using an outline or note cards.

20 pts
Total Points: 155

 

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