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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.
 
Guidelines:
  • 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