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(Motivational speech using the Motivated Sequence Pattern - continued) 21 Audience Analysis: You will also gather information about your audience based on your topic. You will do this by putting together a questionnaire for each member of your audience. I would like you to include in your questionnaire some demographic questions along with your topic specific questions. Please refer to the Audience Analysis Handout for more information. You will also want to refer to the

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Organizing the Information for the Motivated Sequence Pattern (MSP) Speech: You will outline the information you know and the information you gather into a Motivated Sequence Pattern preparation outline. Please refer to the MSP Handouts prior to our class discussion on the MSP. The MSP outlining format is a detailed preparation outline that we will go over in class to help you prepare and organize your information. You will also construct a Speaking Outline from your MSP preparation outline. You will use the same identical format and framework. You will have a “bare bones” version of the preparation outline for the speaking outline. You will use a skeleton of the preparation outline to present your message.

Using Visual Aids:

Ten Tips for the use of visual aids:

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    Prepare visual aids in advance.

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    Use Dark ink, Broad tip pens, Large lettering.

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    Display where ALL can see.

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    Don’t pass visuals among aud. during speech

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    Explain visual aids clearly and concisely.

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    Make sure the visual aids are large enough.

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    Avoid distracting colors or pastel colors.

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    Keep them simple and clear Not cluttered.

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    Talk to the audience, not to the visual aid.

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    Practice aloud with your visual aid.

You will use a visual aid to assist you in creating understanding in your audience. A visual aid is used to clarify and explain visually. It should not be the focal point of the presentation. Many of you will be using statistical evidence in your MSP speeches, and would benefit from the use of visual aids to help your audience visually understand your statistics and figures. There are many types of visuals to choose from: slides, graphs, charts, pictures (large enough), flip-charts, models, diagrams, PowerPoint, overheads, etc.... DO NOT USE THE CHALKBOARD. More information and tips on using visual aids are available on the Visual Aids Page on The Public Speakers’ web site.

Evaluation: You will evaluate other messages to help your classmates improve, and to improve your own skills. Evaluation is an important part of this class. It is just as important to be in class when others are presenting as when you are presenting your message. With all evaluations in this class it will be important to be thorough, concise and detailed, and also include the speaker’s Strengths, areas where improvements are needed, and specific suggestions as to exactly how the speaker can improve for the next speech.

You will also do a self evaluation of your motivational message after viewing your message. This is your final opportunity in this class to write a clear, concise, comprehensive self evaluation –make it count. The self evaluation of your motivational message is worth 30 points. It is a final summation of how you will take what you have learned from this opportunity and apply it to your commemorative speech and your future personal and public speaking situations. Be very detailed in your typed responses to the following questions. You will only receive credit for a typed or emailed evaluation that is thorough, detailed, descriptive, comprehensive, clear, and concise and includes steps that you will take to improve for future speaking situations (commemorative speech), and what you have learned in this class and how you have improved throughout the semester. Make sure that you include the question number with your response to the question on your typed/emailed evaluation.

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    Identify and describe in detail at least four areas that you have improved in your message development.

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    Describe how you have improved so far this semester in this class. Provide examples.

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    Describe, in detail, the areas you will improve your public speaking, AND EXACTLY HOW YOU WILL IMPROVE --

INCLUDE THE SPECIFIC STEPS YOU WILL TAKE TO IMPROVE your public speaking skills. Include a variety of steps you will take to improve in each area (To just “practice” is not a specific step – exactly how will you practice when faced with a speaking opportunity in the future? What steps will you take to prepare your message?).


Finally, I would like to know what you feel was the most valuable or helpful thing(s) and/or skill(s) that you learned from this Motivational Message Project that will help you in future speaking situations or other areas of your life.

I would prefer your evaluations via email.

Materials to be turned in for the MSP Speech:

Target audience and analysis questions, Rough preparation outlines due ASAP. Final draft of the Motivated Sequence Pattern Preparation Outline. Speaking Outline. If you would like to turn your Preparation, and Speaking outlines in early I am offering the incentive of one extra credit point for each day you turn your outlines in before the due date up to a maximum of 7points with a 3point bonus for 1 week early (you can still turn your final outline in more than a week early). Peer evaluations will be done in class and given to the presenter(s) after the presentation. Video self-evaluations are due ASAP or no later than the 2nd class sessions following your presentation. “Build your message, and the Grade will come.”

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