Assignment 3: Submission of the Informative Speech
time limit for this speech is 4-6 minutes.
Please consider the following when you create your informational speech video:
Your introduction should engage your audience.
Your introduction should possess a single, purposeful thesis that previews the main points of your speech.
After the introduction, the body of your speech should have clear main points and smooth transitions between them.
Present your speech with objectivity, relevancy, and credibility.
Use your voice tone, inflection, and volume appropriately.
Use eye contact, facial expression, hand gestures, and other body language smoothly and appropriately in line with your words. Any other visual aids should be used appropriately as well.
In your conclusion, be sure that you relate back to the main points and provide a memorable final statement.
Your speech should make relevant and effective use of sources that have been gathered from academic outlets.
Assignment 3 Grading Criteria
The speaker made a deliberate attempt to engage the audience in the introduction.
The speech possessed a single, purposeful thesis statement that previewed the main points.
The speaker made smooth transitions between main points.
The speaker presented information in an objective manner.
The speaker established relevancy to the audience’s interests and needs.
The speaker established credibility.
The speaker made conscious use of voice tone, inflection, and volume.
The speaker made conscious use of eye contact, facial expression, hand gestures, and/or other body language.
Visual aids were used effectively.
The conclusion related back to the main points, and the speaker provided a memorable final statement.
The speech made relevant and effective use of sources.
Sources were taken from appropriate academic outlets, such as the South University Online Library databases and cited accurately.
Participated in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with rationale, challenging a point of discussion, or making a relationship between one or more points of the discussion. Respond to at least two other students’ posts, commenting on the use of the six principles of a good speech and applying the principles of critical listening in your feedback.