Instructor: Pamela Cosman
Phone: 822-0157, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hour: Thursday 10-11, and by appointment
Office location: EBU-1, Room 6607
Course Requirements and Grading:
3 main speeches 45%
3 speech evaluations 5%
3 introductions 5%
Attendance and participation 45%
Note: This course relies on students giving presentations, and watching and listening to other students give presentations. Students will learn a great deal from giving feedback to other students, and from hearing the feedback given to other students. For this reason, attendance is extremely important in this course. One unexcused absence can be made up if you go as a guest to one of the weekly meetings of the UCSD Torrey Pines Speakers Toastmasters Club which meets Wednesdays at 12 noon in Atkinson Hall.
Before the April 10 class, read Guy Kawasaki's 10/20/30 rule.
Before the April 17 class, watch: Amy Cuddy TED Talk: Your body language shapes who you are.
Required Reading & Viewing Materials:
A few additional items will be added.
Public Speaking Opportunity: Splash at UCSD:
5/17 I'm going to miss most of my office hour tomorrow (Thursday May 18). If you need to talk to me, come in the last 15 minutes (10:45 to 11) or send me e-mail to make an appointment (I'm free 12-2 and 3-4).
5/2 As I've mentioned in class, I'd like people to do 3 introductions and 3 evaluations during the quarter, so please sign up ASAP to do one introduction and one evaluation for this second round of speeches.
5/2 The IEEE has put together some useful material and links related to public speaking here.
4/17 The Outreach Committee of Triton Engineering Student Council is looking for volunteers to teach at Splash at UCSD on Saturday, May 20th any time from 9:00AM to 4:00pm. Splash is an event held by UCSD students that brings high schoolers to the UCSD campus for a day full of learning and engagement. Classes are usually 50 minutes long. Teachers can choose to teach whatever they are passionate about to positively impact the students who attend. The link for teacher registration can be found here.
4/17 Today's slides from Tiffany Fox's presentation are here.
4/10 Today's slides from Dr. Rakesh Kumar's presentation are here.
4/8 The slides I used in class on 4/7 are here.
4/8 Introducing a speaker:
The introducer should give the background and qualifications of the speaker.
Begin by saying the person's name and topic, for example: "Today Dr. Lisa Smith will be
speaking about recursive neural networks."
In certain circumstance, one would next say why this topic is of importance to this particular audience. Sometimes, the organizers have invited a speaker but the speaker does not know exactly what the audience is, and the audience does not know the speaker or even why the topic matters, and then the introducer (who presumably knows both sides) can help make the bridge as to why this topic is important to this audience.
In other circumstance, the introducer does not need to say anything about why this topic is of importance. The whole conference is on X and everyone there knows why X is important and you'd be wasting time to tell that audience why X is important. In cases like that, the introducer just introduces the speaker.
You want to give the speaker's qualifications, for example their degrees, awards, current/past places of work, published books, how we know that they're an expert on the topic, etc.
End the introduction by saying the person's name and speech title or topic again, for example: "It is my pleasure to present to you Dr. Smith, who will speak to us on X."
Avoid the phrasing of "I now give you Dr. Smith" and "Let us welcome Dr. Smith."
Then turn to the speaker and say his/her name. The speaker comes up, and in more formal circumstances, the introducer shakes hands with the speaker at that point, and then sits down.
For purposes of ENG100E, the introduction should be about 1 minute, and you can give either real credentials for the speaker (e.g., X is a senior majoring in MAE, and has been involved with the Triton Rocket CLub for the past 3 years, etc.) or you can give made-up credentials that relate to the topic (X got his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from MIT in 1994, and spent 15 years as a member of the technical staff at the Jet Propulsion Lab before joining...)
4/6 The overview slides had the wrong day for Toastmasters. The club meets at on Wednesdays at noon as stated above. I fixed that slide.
4/5 The slides I used in class today on slide design are here. I almost finished this slide deck (got up to slide 70).
4/3 The slides I used in class today for the course overview are here
3/31 Made a change to speech requirements above, and added info about types.
3/30 I'll be adding a bit more to this page as the quarter gets going. Anything that gets changed or added will be listed down here with the date when I added it. See you in class Monday!Pamela Cosman / email@example.com