This is where you will submit your Persuasive (Advocacy or This I Believe) speech recording.
For the Persuasive Advocacy / This I Believe Speech, remember that your main purpose is to persuade the audience of the effectiveness of your plan or the clarity of your vision. You will need to clearly inform your audience about your issue, providing enough detail to increase their understanding so that your plan or vision is compelling. For this speech, you are required to use a digital presentation modality. Your speech/presentation should be 5 to 7 minutes long. Time penalties are assessed for speeches that are over or under time.
You should make sure to do the following in your speech/presentation:
1. Include all five elements of the introduction
2. Clearly state each of your main points and subpoints
3. Add relevant, supporting details and evidence to support your points. Make sure your plan or vision is clear, compelling, detailed and vivid!
4. Clearly cite each of your sources of information
5. Conclude your speech with the three required elements.
Opening of speech is effective at gaining audience attention and piquing interest in topic
Introduction clearly contains all five required elements: attention getter, relevance to audience, thesis statement, preview of main points and transition to body
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization and structure
The speech is clearly organized and effectively structured, with transitions between each point. The body has three distinct main points. Subpoints are clearly noted and supporting evidence is well connected.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent
The information in the speech is clear, shows well developed analysis of the available information, and provides sufficient context and detail to increase audience knowledge. The three main points clearly offer the facts, significance, and response to the issue.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSource Quality and Citations
Sources for all information are of high quality, relevant and explained as needed to support audience understanding. Sources are of high quality, reliable and relevant. Details of expertise, statistical explanations, or other factors affecting source information or reliability are explained with sufficient detail for audience assessment. Bias or other flaws in sources are noted. At least 3 sources are clearly cited.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCompelling and detailed plan or vision NOTE POINTS FOR THIS ITEM
Plan or vision is detailed, specific, and innovative. Results of plan or vision are clearly stated with vivid examples. Use of persuasive strategies is evident.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConclusion and Review
The conclusion has all three elements (review of main points, restatement of thesis, and final close). The review and restatement are clear and concise.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePresentation Aids – Support
The selected presentation modality / aids clearly support the content and aid in increasing audience understanding. The speaker shows capability in use of the selected aid to support the content of the speech.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEye Contact
Eye contact is sustained through the speech and made across the full audience. The speaker does not appear to read from notes or screens during the speech.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMovement / Gestures
The speaker moves with purpose or stands still but is not stiff. Random or excessive movement is kept to a minimum. Gestures are not distracting, but are used to enhance elements of the speech. Frozen gestures, fidgeting or other distractions are minimal.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeVocal Quality and Variety
Voice has sufficient volume to be easily heard, without excessive speed or hesitations. Absence of filler words (like, um, you know). Variety in tone and emphasis adds interest. Delivery of speech clearly audience-centered, rehearsed and has minimal distractions, hesitations, or errors. Speaker displays confidence and capability.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePersuasive and dynamic audience engagement
Speaker demonstrates strong effort to engage and persuade audience. Effective at eliciting and sustaining positive audience response. Speaker is poised and focused on topic and audience; clearly competent with modality/aids used, demonstrates credibility for audience.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeExtemporaneous Style and Notes /Digital Aids
Speaker is prepared and organized, maintains a conversational tone, and if present, uses notes or digital aids effectively. No reading from notes or screens.Speaker notecards have minimal writing . Digital elements/presentations aids are documented, clear and appropriate for modality.
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