Lecture notes are posted to help students with what I said
in class. Some of the material on the lecture notes might come from different
textbooks verbatim without citations. These are merely my notes to guide me
through teaching. These notes cannot be used on an open note quiz, if there
happens to be one. There should still be a reason why you are taking notes
in class. I say a lot more than what appears on my notes.
-- Communication Process; using your voice
-- Informative Speech; delivery; organization; choosing a topic; gathering
building confidence; listening; nonverbal
Mythica -- Great place to find some interesting information for
attention-getters. Think about using some folklore to get your audience
thinking about a certain idea.
Almanac -- Great place for attention-getters and for brainstorming
possible topics for informative speech. Find biographies on famous Aferican-Americans,
African-American folklore, and African-American history.
-- Great place for attention-getters. Lots of interesting statistics.
Also a good place to brainstorm possible speech topics.
World Records -- Excellent place for attention-getters. Imagine
giving a demonstration speech on cookies. You could say that according
to the Guinness World Record, the larget cookie ever made had a diameter
of 81 feet 8 inches.
-- get statistics from various polls. Great for informative and persuasive
speeches.Excellent resource for current events.
Poets.org -- Good
place to find attention-getters. Imagine delivering an informative speech
on divorce; this site has poems categorized by theme. You can perform
a stanza from a poem about divorce. This is also an excellent site to
find poetry for your oral interpretation speech.
Song Lyric Server
-- Good place to find possible attention-getters. Or you can look for
a good song to use for your oral interpretation.