What I Expect from the Informative Speech Assignment
• Everything you turn in should be neatly typed. Your outline (following the examples I handed out in class) should not exceed two pages in length. You will need to turn in a bibliography page that includes all of the sources you use in the speech.
• No more than five note cards with writing on one side, note cards should not be larger than 4X6 an should have no more than 50 words per card.
• The speech needs to be between 5 and 7 minutes long. Falling short or going overtime will cost you points at a rate of 2 points for every 10 seconds or fraction thereof.
• You must cite at least three sources in you speech. The oral documentation of those sources should be thorough and should immediately precede or follow the information you have taken from the source. For example, you might say something like “according to the May 12, 2000 issue of Time magazine there are …” or “According to Dr. Spoc in his book, Understanding the Vulcan Culture six of the biggest…” or perhaps “In CNN interview with Alan Greenspan which can be found at CNN.com…” “According to one of the books I read…” does not constitute a source citation.
• You may use one interview with someone who would be considered an expert in the field.
• Failure to speak on the assigned day will result in a one-letter grade deduction.
• You must us visual aids and for this speech we are specifically talking about the use of PowerPoint or a similar program.
• Some Topics to Avoid: Smoking, Abortion, Golf, Diabetes, the history and development of computers, diet related topics, why Greek organizations are great, and exercise related topics.