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SPCH 277 DeVry Week 1 Discussion 1 Latest

The words we choose when we communicate with others can have a profound impact on whether or not our communication is successful. We often fail to consider the importance of word choice until it is too late, and our communication has failed. Think of a time when the words you selected contributed to your miscommunication with another person. How did your word choice impact the miscommunication? What could you have done differently?

SPCH 277 DeVry Week 1 Discussion 2 Latest

Getting off to a strong start with the course project, the Communication Change Challenge (CCC), is important. Please take some time early this week to review the following and to post any specific questions you may have about how to proceed with the project to this week’s Q & A thread.

Under Week 1: the Course Project Tab – CCC Part 1.

Under Course Home: the introduction in the Course Project tab and the screen cast tutorial: Communication Change Challenge.

Begin by defining interpersonal communication. Then, think of an instance you want to share where your interpersonal communication habits or behaviors got in the way of successful communication between you and another person. Describe the behavior, and tell us why it was a problem.

SPCH 277 DeVry Week 2 Discussion 1 Latest

This week we will explore how we use nonverbal communication. Please refer to Chapter 5 in your course textbook. Essentials of Human Communication, when responding to this Discussion topic. The chapter explains how nonverbal behavior complements our verbal messages and the impact nonverbal behaviors have on the meaning and emotional content of our messages. Give examples of how you use nonverbal behaviors to communicate what you really mean in your messages. How do you use your tone of voice, eye contact, posture, gestures, and other nonverbal behaviors to let the person you are talking to know how you feel about something?

SPCH 277 DeVry Week 2 Discussion 2 Latest

The average person speaks at a rate of 125 – 175 words per minute but can process what they hear (called “thought speed”) at a rate of 500 – 600 words per minute. This means that we are capable of listening far faster than the person speaking to us can say their words. What negative impact could this have on how you listen to another person? On the other hand, how could you use thought speed to help you be a better listener?

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The Ladder of Inference (graded)

This is a written assignment in lieu of the threaded discussions. Have a cover page, a reference page, and one page for this topic for a total of 3 pages. This assignment is due on Monday, September 21, in class. Bring a hard copy of the assignment to give directly to your professor.

An aspect of interpersonal communication not addressed in your text is the “Ladder of Inference,” a metaphor that illustrates how quickly we jump to conclusions with little data and minimal thought process – as if we are climbing up a ladder in our minds. This is a concept identified by Chris Argyris and described in his book Overcoming Organizational Defenses (1990, Prentice Hall). The ladder of inference is also described in The Fifth Discipline Field book by Peter M. Senge, Art Kleiner, Charlotte Roberts, Richard B. Ross, and Bryan J. Smith, 1994, as well as in many other resources in print and online.

Do a quick on-line research on the concept of “The Ladder of Inference.” In class, we will watch a video about this concept. After you research it, define the concept of “The Ladder of Inference, then write an example from your experience when, upon reflection, you recall how you climbed up your ladder of inference. How could things have turned out differently if you had not climbed that ladder? According to your research, what can you do to avoid making hasty, false assumptions and avoid climbing your own ladder of inference? Be specific and detailed.

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Conflict Management Strategies (graded)

This is a written assignment in lieu of the threaded discussions. Have a cover page, a reference page, and one page for this topic for a total of 3 pages. This assignment is due on Monday, Sept. 21, in class. Bring a hard copy of the assignment to give directly to your professor.

Interpersonal conflict is when the needs or ideas of one person are at odds (disagree) with the needs or ideas of another person. Interpersonal conflict is something we all experience in our life and it is neither good nor bad. How we resolve conflict may have good or bad effects on our relationships however.

Read pages 161 – 162 in Chapter 8 of your course e-Book, Essentials of Human Communication to learn about five strategies for dealing with conflict. Describe interpersonal relationship situations (either your own or another couple) where the conflict was dealt with through each of these five strategies described in the book: competing, avoiding, compromising, accommodating, or collaborating. Write a short, two-to-four sentence description of each situation where each of these conflict management strategies were used.

SPCH 277 DeVry Week 4 Discussion 1 Latest

We’ve all worked in groups that had one or more members that caused problems and made it difficult for all group members. Here is a short list of these problem group members:

The know-it-all: This person has a lot of information but only wants to tell the rest of the group what to do. He or she does not listen to what the other group members have to say. They are convinced that their way is the only way to do things.

The slacker: This person shows up part of the time, but never quite manages to get their work done. You can’t depend on assignments being completed.

The quiet one: This group member seems to have good ideas but he or she does not like to volunteer and often sits silently through discussions and brainstorming sessions.

The do-it-all: This person takes charge of the project and would prefer to do it alone without feedback or contributions from the rest of the group.

The disappearing teammate: This person attends the first group meeting but is not seen or heard from afterwards. E-mails go unanswered.

Share an experience where you encountered a group member that fit one of the descriptions above. How did your group or team deal with them? Did the problem team member create problems for you?

SPCH 277 DeVry Week 4 Discussion 2 Latest

In class for Week 4 we will discuss several ways to catch your audience’s attention when you begin your presentation. You will also receive a handout on Speech Introductions in class, which can be found in Doc Sharing under Robert’s Handouts.

1. How can a speaker catch your attention in their speech introduction?

2. How can they hold your attention during the speech/

3. How do you plan to start your PowerPoint Presentation in Week 6?

4. What attention grabbing method do you plan to use?

5. Why do you think this method will work?

SPCH 277 DeVry Week 5 Discussion 1 Latest

Why is knowing your audience an important part of capturing and maintaining their attention? What aspects of your audience should you consider before you speak that might influence what you present? How will you make your presentation relevant and interesting to your audience?

SPCH 277 DeVry Week 5 Discussion 2 Latest

If you have not already done so, read the Presentation tab under Course Home and review the PowerPoint narration tutorials. There are more tutorials in this week’s lecture. Practice using your microphone and volume controls on the computer that you will be recording with, and learn to use the PowerPoint narration feature. You are required to use PowerPoint for your narrated speech PowerPoint presentation, which is due next week, Week 6.

You will be doing your PowerPoint presentation on October 5th (Week 6). Have you ever experienced “death by PowerPoint” when a speaker bored you with their presentation? Why was their presentation so bad? What are some common PowerPoint mistakes that you should avoid with your presentation?

SPCH 277 DeVry Week 6 Discussion 1 Latest

So far, we have talked a lot about speech content and organization. Which do you think is more important to the success of a presentation: good content or good delivery? (Make an argument for one or the other.) Why?

SPCH 277 DeVry Week 6 Discussion 2 Latest

What is the purpose of effective informative speaking? What is the purpose of effective persuasive speaking? What are the differences between informative speaking and persuasive speaking? How would you organize your speech differently to persuade rather than to inform?

SPCH 277 DeVry Week 7 Discussion 1 Latest

Giving and Receiving Criticism (graded)

Part One: Review information in your course e-book, pages 254 – 259, for giving criticism on another person’s speech. What are some important things to consider when giving and receiving criticism?

Part Two: How can you create an effective climate when discussing matters of importance with coworkers, clients, vendors, superiors, and employees. What factors should be considered when creating that climate? How can creating the right communication climate help you to achieve positive outcomes?

This section lists options that can be used to view responses.

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Speech Presentations Feedback (graded)

Last week you gave interesting and informative PowerPoint presentations. You received my evaluation of your presentation in class on Oct. 12. Please give each of your fellow classmates at least one positive comment regarding their PP presentation. Make this your own view point. Don’t repeat what another student says about any particular presentation.

SPCH 277 DeVry Week 1 Assignment Latest

Part I: Communication Competence Analysis

Review the Communication Competence summary on pages 22–23. Complete the checklist and write a response in three parts that addresses the following using clear headings:

  1. Pick two to three competencies from the listing for which you feel you are currently strong, and describe why you feel that way.
  2. Pick two to three competencies from the listing for which you feel you currently need improvement, and describe why you feel that way.

Each section should be written with at least three paragraphs (with a minimum of three to four sentences each) of commentary, which is in addition to any quoting from the listing you may choose to do. It may be helpful to explain your thought process and provide examples to give explanation to your descriptions of why you feel that way. This is not a formal paper, but college-level spelling, grammar, and syntax are expected.

Part II: General Improvement Strategy

Using one of the competencies you felt needed improvement in Part I, develop an improvement strategy that follows the Communication Improvement Strategy Table in the weekly lecture. You may choose to format this into a table or write it in paragraph form. With whichever option, you should include your work in the same Word file (.docx) as Part I and have clear labels for the four main areas: problem, goal, plan, and test of measurability.

Use this information to begin the Communication Change Challenge (CCC) Course Project below.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these.next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=184″>step-by-step instructions or watch this Tutorial .next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=232″>Dropbox Tutorial.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

SPCH 277 DeVry Week 2 Assignment Latest

Homework

Part I: Listening Analysis

Begin by reading the Week 2 Lecture on listening, and complete the Listening Exercise to evaluate your listening skills. Write a summary of your results, your experience, and your conclusions about this.

Next, respond to the following prompts. As you compose your responses, you should make connections to the ideas contained in the listening chapter assigned for the week.

Where in the stages of listening did you experience breakdown?

What was the reason you failed to listen effectively?

What could you have done differently to improve your listening?

This part of the assignment should be written with at least four paragraphs (with a minimum of three to four sentences each) of commentary, which is in addition to any quoting from the exercise itself you may choose to do. It may be helpful to explain your thought process and provide examples to give explanation to your descriptions of why you feel that way. This is not a formal paper, but college-level spelling, grammar, and syntax are expected.

Part II: Small Group and Public Speaking Strategies

Later in this course, you will read chapters that address skills in both small group communication and public speaking. This assignment is intended to get you thinking about those skills before that information is covered in class, so know that you are not expected to have fully researched responses for this part of the Week 2 assignment.

Using the Communication Improvement Strategy Table from the Week 1 Lecture, develop an improvement strategy that follows it according to the following assessments:

  • the checklist describing the skills covering small-group communication in Chapter 9 on page 189; and
  • the Test Yourself inventory on public-speaking apprehension in Chapter 11 on page 209 OR the checklist describing the steps in preparing a speech on page 234.

You may choose to format these into tables or write them in paragraph form. With whichever option, you should have clear labels for the four main areas: problem, goal, plan, and test of measurability.

Part III: Presentation Topics and Research Ideas

Based on the improvement strategies and work on the CCC that you have completed up to this point, put together a numbered list of at least six presentation topics you might have an interest in researching and developing for the Week 6 assignment. Rank the topics with your strongest choice at the top of the list and the others in descending order.

Using your first-topic choice, list three references that would be suitable as research sources to support a presentation. These should be in addition to your textbook and not come from the open Web (e.g., a Google search, a blog, and so on). The best place to look is the DeVry University Library.

Include your work for Parts I, II, and III in the same Word file (.docx).

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these.next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=184″>step-by-step instructions or watch this Tutorial.next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=232″>Dropbox Tutorial.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

SPCH 277 DeVry Week 3 Assignment Latest

Topic Selection for Individual Speech Presentation

Review this week’s lecture. Think about a communication topic that you would like to learn more about. Look at the Table of Contents in your textbook for more ideas. E-mail your instructor early in the week to obtain speech topic approval for an informative or persuasive speech. Research your topic and create a good thesis statement. Write at least three sentences for the main ideas concerning your topic. You will continue with this next week. Nothing is due yet in the Dropbox for your speech. Presentations are due in Week 6.

Note: Notify your instructor now by e-mail if you do not understand how to choose a speech topic.

Assignment: Conflict Analysis

Conflict Analysis Part 1: Observe an instance that you are not personally involved with where conflict is present (you will need to be a bit of a covert operator to accomplish this). Answer the following:

In several detailed paragraphs, describe the conflict scene.

1a. Who was involved in the conflict? What was the relationship between the participants prior to the conflict? Did it appear as if the relationship between the participants had any impact on how either person responded to the conflict?

1b. When and where did it take place? Was it formal or informal? Planned or unplanned? What impact did the location and time have on the outcome?

1c. What transpired? (Be specific.)

Many times when we face conflict, there is a surface-level problem and an underlying problem. The surface-level problem acts only as a symptom of the real problem. Consider both.

1d. What was the surface problem?

1e.What was the underlying problem, or the real problem? If this is unclear, what might you speculate the real problem to be?

There are many conflict management strategies that can be employed when dealing with conflict. Consider which were present in this conflict.

1f. Which conflict management strategies were employed by each of the participants? Did the conflict management strategies change during the course of the conversation? How do you know?

1g. What was the outcome? Was there a winner? A loser? Did there appear to be an impact on the relationship? If so, what was that impact?

1h. Looking back, describe at least two variables that could be changed in this scene to alter the outcome.

Conflict Analysis Part 2: Much of the learning in this course requires you to draw conclusions about your experiences and observations based on the concepts we have read about and discussed. Take this into consideration:

2a., 2b. List two specific things you learned about conflict as a result of this exercise. Reference material from the text, discussions, lecture, terminal course objectives, and so forth. Answers that demonstrate application of the course material and effective critical thinking will earn the greatest number of points.

Your submission should be approximately one page in length: one paragraph per item for 1a.–1h. and 2a. and 2b.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these.next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=184″>step-by-step instructions or watch this Tutorial.next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=232″>Dropbox Tutorial.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

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Homework

Individual Speech Presentation: Draft

From last week: E-mail your instructor early in the week to obtain speech topic approval if you have not already done so. Continue researching your topic and create a good thesis statement. Write at least three sentences for the main ideas concerning your topic.

This week, update your thesis statement and your main idea sentences, create at least two subtopics for each of the three main points, and add to your research notes. Use these items to write a first draft for your outline. Do the outline tutorial exercises provided in the lecture. Spend time learning about outlining and solving your topic organization, sequence, and outline problems. Your outline is not due this week. You will complete working on this outline next week. Nothing is due in the Dropbox yet for your speech.

PowerPoint presentations with recorded narration are due in Week 6. Begin practicing the use of your microphone with your computer and the PowerPoint narration feature. See the iConnect area and the Presentation area under Course Home for the tutorials on how to use these features.

Note: Notify your instructor now if you do not understand how to create an outline. If you are having great difficulty creating a draft of your outline, e-mail specific questions to your instructor. You may wish to ask for a personal phone call.

Written Assignment: Team Collaborative Outline Exercise

The following is a list of ideas that were brainstormed in a meeting with your company employees. The company needs to include all these ideas in an all-company presentation, but the list is very disorganized right now. What would be the best way to sort these ideas into some sequence of main points with sub points?

With your assigned team, unscramble the following statements to create a logical outline for an upcoming business presentation. Use standard outline format as described in your textbook.

  1. Ensure that the language is used correctly.
  2. Speaker credibility influences how listeners feel about the speaker.
  3. Character is the quality of being honest, trustworthy, and showing goodwill.
  4. Deliver the speech with confidence.
  5. Credibility is an extremely important factor in determining speaker effectiveness.
  6. Connect the audience to the topic.
  7. Practice your delivery.
  8. Verbally cite personal subject knowledge.
  9. Present error-free written materials.
  10. Credibility has three primary characteristics: the three Cs.
  11. Ensure that typographical errors are eliminated.
  12. Charisma is the quality of being assertive, confident, and enthusiastic.
  13. Speaker credibility influences the listener’s ability to learn or to believe.
  14. Demonstrate expertise.
  15. Verbally cite expert sources.
  16. Connect yourself to the topic.
  17. Plan your delivery.
  18. Ensure that facts are correct.
  19. Competence is the quality of being an expert and being intelligent.
  20. Connect with the audience on a personal level.
  21. Establish common ground.
  22. Credibility is established in four ways.

Note: All team members must collaborate and submit the same version of the outline to the Dropbox.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these.next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=184″>step-by-step instructions or watch this Tutorial.next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=232″>Dropbox Tutorial.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

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Speech Written Assignment: Final Outline, Description of Visuals, and References

  • Written Assignment: Your Final Outline needs to have a General goal for a topic for a certain audience, a Specific Goal, a Thesis Statement sentence, Introduction, Body of the Outline, and Conclusion.
  • Include a separate page for the Description of Visuals (PowerPoint images plan).
  • Include a separate page named References and list sources in alphabetical order with hanging indents and use APA style. Do the APA tutorials provided in the Syllabus.
  • Call a DeVry librarian for help on formatting your References page.

Team Editing

  • Early in the week (Day 1, 2, or 3), share your completed first or second outline draft with your team to ask for feedback. If you do not share your first draft early in the week, you cannot expect other people to have time to review it for you.
  • During the week (Days 1–5), respond to team members who have asked for your suggestions, comments, and corrections on their outlines. You can respond by any communication method of your choice—IM, chat, phone, e-mail, texting, team threads, and so on. Try to respond as early as you can, or at least within 2 days. If you can’t review an outline or provide any comment within 2 days of receiving a team member’s outline, notify your team member about when to expect your comments. Day 5 should be your latest date to respond to other people, or Day 6 for emergency last-minute reviews. Remember that other people need time to use your ideas and revise their outlines!
  • Review the suggestions, comments, and corrections that you receive daily from your team and incorporate the best ideas into your first draft outline.
  • Save the end of your week (Days 6 and 7) for revising your own outline and preparing the Final Outline version, completing the Description of Visuals (PowerPoint images plan) page, and checking the References page.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these .next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=184″>step-by-step instructions or watch this Tutorial.next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=232″>Dropbox Tutorial. See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

Speech: PowerPoint Presentation

  • If you have not already done so, see the Presentation area under Course Home for complete details of this assignment.
  • Presentations are due next week in Week 6.

SPCH 277 DeVry Week 6 Presentation with Narration Latest

PowerPoint Presentation with Narration

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Objectives

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Preparing and presenting an effective speech can be a challenge. It is important to understand the fundamentals of speech preparation and delivery because you will use these skills often during your education and your career.

Project Overview

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The tasks associated with the presentation are an outline, reference page, and PowerPoint presentation with visual aids.

From a task perspective, you will need to identify a topic and have it approved by your professor. Consider how you might adapt your presentation to your audience when preparing your presentation.

Next, begin your research and consider how you will narrow your topic by creating a general goal, and then a specific goal that will meet the needs of your audience. Then establish an effective thesis statement that must be written as a complete sentence. Once you know where your speech is headed, outline the body of your speech. Then add a strong introduction and conclusion. Create visual aids that will enhance the audience’s understanding of your material or that will make your presentation more memorable. Determine how you will transition between main ideas and slides. Finally, practice and deliver your presentation.

Let’s recap what is involved in this speech project. You will need to select a topic and have it approved by your professor. Then you will do research and create a rough draft of the speech outline for yourself. Be sure to spend enough time polishing up the final version of your outline for your speech.

Be sure to include the information you found during your research and investigation in the body of your outline, and organize it in a visually pleasing manner. Break out each main idea you will use in the body of your outline and presentation. Show some type of division like levels of headers or titles and then separate sections that are labeled and indented for the outline; state the main idea, state major sub points in each main idea, and provide evidence for each sub point. Cite your evidence, quotes, and statistics using APA format.

Finally, you will create a PowerPoint presentation and post it to the week 6 dropbox. You will also present your slides in class during week 6.

Assignment 1: Outline Guidelines

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Outlines must be six to seven pages in length (this would be roughly one to two pages per area included in the outline), 10-point font, double spaced, including these five sections:

Title Page (title of speech, name of presenter, audience prepared for – school or institution, date): You can use this information to create your first slide in PowerPoint.

Table of Contents: Include final outline (general goal, specific goal, thesis statement sentence, introduction paragraph, full sentence outline), conclusion paragraph, description of visuals (images for PowerPoint), and APA references.

General goal, specific goal, thesis statement, introduction paragraph, body of the outline in sentence format (one to two pages)

Summary or conclusion paragraph (one to two pages)

Visuals description plan – images for the PowerPoint slides, by slide number if known (one to two pages)

Five authoritative, outside references are required (anonymous authors or web pages are not acceptable). References must be written in APA format with hanging indents, in alphabetical order, and with everything double spaced. The word references should not be formatted. Include copyrighted image resources in this list. See the APA tutorial in the Syllabus. Call a DeVry librarian for help with APA formatting. You can copy and paste this to use as the last slide in your PowerPoint.

NOTE: Do not copy and paste your table of contents, final outline, or visuals description plan into your PowerPoint slides! Your speech slides must be created as a meaningful presentation. Use a few bullets for each slide with one phrase or one sentence for each bullet. Do not put any paragraphs into the slides.

Any questions about this assignment may be discussed in the weekly Q & A Discussion topic.

Assignment 2: Speech Guidelines

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Creating a PowerPoint Presentation

You are required to deliver a graded oral presentation for this course. You will deliver your presentation to your audience in week 6 of the course during your class time.

Creating the PowerPoint Audio Recording

Follow these steps to create and record your PowerPoint audio presentation.

  • Open MS PowerPoint; create your PowerPoint slides and then save them.
  • Go to the Slide Show tab located in the top menu.
    • Make sure to read your slides carefully and be sure that you have cited all information properly.
  • Evaluate your final presentation. What could you have done better? What will you do differently next time?

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these.next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=184″>step-by-step instructions or watch this Tutorial .next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=232″>Dropbox Tutorial.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

Milestones

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To summarize your presentation project

Step 1:            Explore possible topics for a speech related to communication. Your topic should be something you are interested in learning more about.

Step 2:            Select and submit a speech topic, general goal, and specific goal by e-mail to your instructor for approval. The general goal and the specific goal should detail the purpose of your speech (To inform? To persuade?) and meet the needs of your audience (Who are they?).

Step 3:            Research your approved topic. Look for five or six resources and put them in APA format. You might not really want to use all of them for your outline and/or speech.

Step 4:            Organize your notes. Create a rough draft outline based on your research. Write sentences for the body of the outline.

Step 5:            Revise your outline and create a final draft outline with all required items included: cover page, table of contents, final outline (general goal, specific goal, thesis statement sentence, introduction paragraph, full sentence outline), conclusion paragraph, description of visuals (images for PowerPoint), and APA references in alphabetical order and with hanging indents. Note: Press F1 in MS Word for help with hanging indent paragraphs, or tab or space over for all lines except the first one.

Step 6:            Create a PowerPoint Presentation. Study the tutorials provided in the lectures and under presentation areas.

Step 7:            Evaluate your presentation. What could you have done better? What will you do differently next time?

Grading Rubrics

The PowerPoint presentation and final outline will be graded using the rubric in Doc Sharing. Outlines and presentations will be graded on content such as relevance and quality of topic research information; organization and cohesiveness; formatting and visual appeal; editing such as spelling, grammar and sentence structure; APA documentation; and use of citations as required. For a detailed list of criteria, see the rubric provided in Doc Sharing.

Best Practices

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The following are the best practices for creating your speech outline and presentation:

  • Begin now! Start thinking about what you would like to speak about during Preview Week and Week 1. Look over the Table of Contents of your textbook for ideas.
  • Title page or slide – Include the title, audience (who you prepared the presentation for [school or institution]), the presenter who prepared it and will be the speaker, and date.
  • Attention getter – Give the audience a reason to pay attention. Make them want to listen to your speech.
  • Overview – List the main ideas and sections of your presentation.
  • The purpose of an overview:
    1. Introduce the subject and why the subject is important.
    2. Preview the main ideas and the order in which they will be covered.
    3. Establish the tone of the presentation.
    4. Try to include the questions you think your audience might have about your topic, and then be sure to answer them during your presentation.
  • Body of your outline and presentation – Include the information you found during your research and investigation and organize it in a visually pleasing manner. Break out each main idea you will use in the body of your outline and presentation. Show some type of division like levels of headers or titles, then separate sections that are labeled and indented for the outline, and separate groups of bullets for the presentation. Use a header for the title of your presentation or subtitle of the section. Then proceed to break out the main ideas. State the main idea, state major subpoints in each main idea, and provide evidence for each subpoint. Cite your evidence, quotes, and statistics using APA format.
  • Summary and conclusion – Summarizing is similar to paraphrasing but presents the gist of the material in fewer words than the original. An effective summary identifies the main ideas and major support points from the body of your outline or presentation. Minor details are left out. Summarize the benefits of the ideas and how they affect the thesis statement of the outline and main objective of the presentation.
  • References – Use the APA citation format as specified in the Syllabus. The illustrations should be included with your resources. APA tutorials are available in the Syllabus. Call a DeVry librarian for help.
    • At least Five authoritative, outside references are required. (Anonymous authors or web pages are not acceptable.)
    • Appropriate citations within the presentation are required on the last slide. Just copy and paste this from the last page of your outline – the References page.
    • References should be in APA format. These should be listed in alphabetical order on a separate last page titled References with no formatting. Each resource should be entirely double spaced. All entries must use hanging indents – the first line is flush left, and all the rest are indented.
    • All DeVry University policies are in effect including the plagiarism policy.
  • Additional hints on preparing the best possible project:
    1. Apply a three step process of writing . . . plan, write, and complete.
    2. Prepare an outline of your presentation before you try to create the presentation.
    3. Complete a first draft and then go back to edit, evaluate, and make any changes required.
    4. Use visual communication to further clarify and support the written part of your presentation. You could use example graphs, diagrams, photographs, flowcharts, maps, drawings, pictograms, tables, and Gantt charts.
    5. Animation and video clips should not be used for this speech. YouTube is not allowed.

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Written Assignment: Analyzing Interpersonal Relationships & Conflict Styles

Part I:

Review the Skill Development Experience on page 152 of your textbook. For the four questions provided, write a concise reflection for each question.

Part II:

On page 161 of your textbook, different conflict styles are described. Using the questions provided in Table 8.1, write a concise reflection about which style describes you best. Consider how adopting a different style may be positive or negative for you.

Both Parts I & II should be included in the same Word (.docx) file and should total about one double-spaced page in length.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these .next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=184″>step-by-step instructions or watch this Tutorial.next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=232″>Dropbox Tutorial.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

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Objective

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Select a relevant interpersonal communication behavior to work on; attempt to change your behavior or pattern in the communication area you selected, and evaluate your progress and performance.

Guidelines

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Before you can begin this communication change project, you will need to select a relevant interpersonal communication behavior to work on. One word of advice: spend some time choosing your goal. Since you will be devoting significant time and energy to this particular project, and since it is such a rare opportunity to spend your time working on self-improvement, it is worth taking some extra time to choose a behavior that is particularly significant to you and worth this much attention. You will also find it easier to stay committed to the project over time if you are invested in the desired outcome.

We all have communication strengths and weaknesses that have a profound impact on our interpersonal relations with others. The way that we communicate is often the result of behavioral habits and patterns that we form over time vs. conscious decisions that we make as a result of a given set of circumstances. The communication behaviors that we develop, whether positive or negative, are indicative of what is often referred to as our communication style. In fact, our communication style is as much a part of us as the way we walk or the rate of our breathing.

Because the way that we communicate has been developed over a lifetime, changing the way we communicate is not easy and requires commitment. Changing the way we communicate is entirely possible however, and the results of such a change can be profound.

The following outline presents a method for making such a communication change. In short:

  • First, analyze your communication behaviors and patterns.
  • Second, identify a specific communication behavior or pattern that you feel you need to change or improve.
  • Third, construct a plan for changing that communication behavior or pattern.
  • Last, attempt to change your behavior or pattern in the communication area you selected, and evaluate your progress and performance.

Over the course of the session you will work through an eight-step process, which will require you to document how you analyzed, identified, changed, and evaluated your communication behaviors. You will be graded based on demonstrating that you followed this process and your final analysis, not on whether you actually achieved the desired change.

Milestones

The following eight steps will form the structure of the CCC experience and the written assignments. You will receive specific information on how to perform each step and when to submit them as we move through the session.

Part 1: Selecting a communication goal (due Week 1)

Part 2: Describing communication patterns (due Week 2 and 3)

Part 3: Establishing behavioral goals: What will it look like when I am doing it well? (due Week 2 and 3)

Part 4: Goal Analysis (due Week 4)

Part 5: Covert Rehearsal: Practicing in your imagination (due Week 5)

Part 6: Behavioral Rehearsal: Practicing your new behavior (due Week 5)

Part 7: Actual Implementation: Performing your behavior in real-life situations (due Week 6 and 7)

Part 8: Evaluating your progress (due Week 8)

CCC Evaluation

Parts 1 through 7 are evaluated as weekly Course Project assignments. To earn full credit for the first seven parts, it is important that you provide all of the detail requested in the blue box at the end of each part. The blue box for each step is located in the respective Course Project tab each week at the bottom. It is recommended that you organize your material with headings that demonstrate that you have worked through the process.

Grading Rubrics

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The grading rubric for the CCC Part 8 Evaluating Your Progress is located in the Doc Sharing area. You will be graded based on your reflection and analysis, not on whether you achieved the desired change. Your analysis in Part 8 will require your thorough application of the course material.

CCC Project Examples

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Problem 1:

A 20-something woman recognizes that she appears to frown and/or has a negative facial expression when communicating interpersonally. Others often misread her as a result.

Outcome 1:

She set the goal of using a positive facial expression when communicating interpersonally. She was more successful at work and received significantly more attention in her personal life as well. She made many new friends and broke off a long-term, unhealthy relationship with her boyfriend as a result of the increased attention.

Problem 2:

A 40-something woman with a successful career recognizes that she does not accept criticism well. Generally, she jumped to the defense and never heard, nor considered, the merit of the feedback.

Outcome 2:

She set the goal of changing her response to receiving criticism. She found that she was able to learn from constructive feedback and was recognized in her review for the positive change in her behavior.

Problem 3:

A 30-something man recognizes that he is taken advantage of by his co-workers because he does not know how to say no. He often does the work of several employees and is sometimes even mocked by the co-workers who know that he has this deficit.

Outcome 3:

He set the goal to clearly evaluate requests from co-workers and say “yes” to those that are appropriate and to say “no” to those that are unreasonable. The co-workers were surprised at first and continued to challenge him for a time, but ultimately he won their respect and improved the working relationships significantly.

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