Remember that peer critique and self-critique are both important elements of improving public speaking. No one should submit a presentation that is their “first run”—multiple drafts are the only way we can guarantee success.
- In your initial post, you will submit a draft video of your informative speech to the discussion board for peer feedback. This will be a complete video of your entire speech; be sure that your link is set to “public,” so your peers have no problems when trying to access your video! You must provide a short written overview (75-150 words) of your speech: what is it about and what did you come across in your research that you found to be the most interesting?
- You must reply to at least two other peers. You will use the speech evaluation worksheet to evaluate each peer (specific instructions are available on that worksheet). You must reply to those who have not yet received feedback from another peer. Once everyone has received feedback from one other person, you should provide feedback to those who have not received a second round of feedback. Continue to follow this process to ensure everyone in the course has received an equitable level of feedback. Failure to submit your initial post by Sunday will result in an automatic deduction of 20% and may mean no feedback is provided to you.
Be sure that your feedback aligns with the principles of our course (i.e., be sure your feedback doesn’t steer them the wrong way!). After reviewing the speech at least two times before completing this chart, you will put an “x” in the yes, no, or a little bit column of the speech evaluation worksheet; then, in the “comments” box, you should comment on performance. You will provide at least 2 sentences in each comment row, even if the speaker did well in that category. After you have completed the outline, in the Evaluative Summary portion, you should give an overall summary of the organization of this talk. Was it easy to follow? What could be improved?
In your reply to peers, you will upload the completed speech evaluation worksheet as an attachment in the discussion board for the peer you evaluated. In the text area, copy and paste the overall evaluative feedback section (the very last step on the bottom of the worksheet).