A note on speech assignments
There are any number of ways to do speech assignments, of course. At my university students came into the class after taking an English class focusing on research, which assigned a “current issues” paper and presentation. I wanted to come up with assignments that avoided “current issues” so that I did not get warmed-over English projects.
I had a total of five speech assignments:
- Impromptu speeches
- Introductory speeches (tell a story)
- Informative speeches (describe your birthday)
- Persuasive speeches (sales presentation)
- Group persuasive speeches (improve something at the university)
I will describe each one in detail in separate posts and include the web resources that I made available to help the students.