Activity 1: Informative Speech
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. Use the concepts and best practices in Chapter 13 as a guide. Post your speech text in the discussion thread area. (The preferred way to do that is by uploading a Word document with the text and posting a brief introduction in your thread.) Then develop and record a brief summary of key points in your speech. The system allows for 1-minute audio files, so plan accordingly.
Activity 2: Persuasive Speech
Write a short persuasive speech, again two pages long, using any 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. preferably as an uploaded document with brief introduction. Then develop and record a brief oral summary of the key points. 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.