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COMM 109 - Speech Communication - Prof. Joseph Fall 2021: Demonstrative Speech

Demonstrative Speech

Assignment #1

Demonstrative Speech - The purpose of this speech is to be the teacher/trainer, the authority on a topic. Select a topic of interest and intellectual value. Give the audience full benefit of your credibility, enthusiasm for the topic and expertise. Select a topic from your hobbies, interests, awards, past/present jobs, ethnic/tradition, or experiences. (1 possible topic)

  1. Decide on your approach to the subject by putting it into a sentence

How to …Fix …Use …Do … How X Works … How something is done, produced, or made... Design…Integrate…Organize…Plan…Produce…Structure… "X Steps to…"

Examples: 

How to use "counter attacks" to succeed in soccer. 

How to make kimchi at home. 

10 steps to a productive start of your day. 

Fix an old bicycle for resale. 

etc. 
 

2. USE THE LIBRARY/PROFESSIONAL SOURCES TO: 

I. FIND IDEAS/EXAMPLES OF DEMONSTRATIVE ARTICLES, WEBSITES, AND VIDEOS

II. FIND BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE TOPIC TO SUPPORT YOUR KNOWLEDGE. 


3. OUTLINE & WRITE YOUR SPEECH, CONCENTRATING ON STEPS/TEACHING THE AUDIENCE. CONTACT THE WCC WRITING TUTORIAL FOR ASSISTANCE. 

 

4. CITE ANY INFORMATION YOU USE THAT IS FORM AN OUTSIDE SOURCE. 

Examples - Demonstrative Articles/Websites/Videos

Background Research (Library Databases)

The Dreyfus Model to Learning Skills

Dreyfus Model Infographic

"Use the Dreyfus Model to Learn New Skills," CollegeInfoGeek.com, https://collegeinfogeek.com/dreyfus-model/

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