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COMM 301 (Works)

COMM 301 (Works)


Speech Assignment Instructions

Students will be working on a group speech in which they will research and present about a local organization. They will be required to cite 2 peer-reviewed scholarly articles and will need the most help finding these.
Speech instructions:
This is your first research based speech. In groups of 3, you will choose a community organization which serves the greater Sacramento area. This should be an organization that is of interest to your group, but also one that would be interesting for your audience.
  • 15-18 minutes (or 5-6 minutes per speaker, 10 second buffer on each end)
  • Develop and present 2-5 main points which cover the following information
  • What the organization does
  • Who started the organization and why
  • Where the organization is located
  • Why organizations such as this are important in our communities
  • How people can become involved with or help the organization reach their goals
  • Any other information your group thinks would be important to include
  • Include an introduction covering the 5 objectives of intros
  • Include a conclusion covering the 3 objectives of conclusions
  • Include clear transitions from section-to-section and between main points, and from speaker-to-speaker
  • Submit one formal, full-sentence outline per group (use the outline template found in the Files section of Canvas)
  • 12 pt. Font
  • Double spaced
  • Cover page
  • Running headers
  • A minimum of 6 sources should be cited in APA format in-text and in a reference page attached to your outline
  • Sources should be orally cited regularly throughout the presentation
  • At least 2 of your sources must be scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles
  • One source must be an interview from someone who works for the organization. The interview can be done in person, over the phone, or through email.
  • A multimedia visual aid (Prezi, Google Docs) is required.
  • A minimum of 1 chart/graph and 1 picture should be included
  • Please make sure to follow the guidelines for preparing and presenting professional multimedia presentations.
  • Each speaker may use up to 6 3x5 note cards for this speech