Schedule

Please remember this is still a working model, but hopefully it helps.  And it still have to be integrated with the existing list of activities.

Week 1: Intro to Class
• Intro to class (mission, assignments, survey)
• What makes a good communicator? What makes an excellent communicator?
• Self-introductory narratives speeches

Case Study, Activity, Assignment:

Week 2: Listening
• Why Listening
• Science of Listening

Case Study, Activity, Assignment:
Activity 1: Test Your Awareness: Do the Test: How many times do they pass the ball?). Metaphor for listening and attention.

Week 3: Audience Analysis / Motivation + Persuasion
• Audience Demographics
• Researching Audience Values
• Hidden Persuaders
• Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Case Study, Activity, Assignment: Analysis of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech

Week 4: Authority + Research
• What constitutes authority?
• Fundamentals of Research
• Advanced Google Techniques

Case Study, Activity, Assignment: Rank publications by authority. What about webpages or speakers imparts social proof? Discussion of ethos, pathos, and logos in a Web 2.0 environment.

Week 5: Creativity
• Why creativity?
• Science and creativity
• How can you be more creative?
• Innovation + Disruption

Case Study, Activity, Assignment:
Activity 1: Finding creativity and brainstorming methods
Activity 2: Using creativity methods
Activity 2: Problem solution activity in groups (could be political or business or product oriented)

Week 6: Rhetoric + Persuasion
• What is Rhetoric?
• Why Rhetoric?
• What makes good rhetoric?
• How can we improve our use of rhetoric?

Case Study, Activity, Assignment:
Activity 1: Comparing rhetorical constructions in paragraphs. What rhetorical tool did they use?
Activity 2: Re-write a mediocre/average essay or speech. How can we fix this? (merely requires editing)

Week 7: Argument
• Why Argument
• What is an Argument?

Case Study, Activity, Assignment:
Activity 1: Enthememe or Argument
Activity 2: Turning Enthememes into Arguments
Activity 3: What do you think about enthememe vs. argument

Week 8: Story
• Why Story
• Storytelling Techniques
• Storytelling Resources

Case Study, Activity, Assignment:
Activity 1: Whats your story. Graph your life over time.
Activity 2: Find pictures on Flickr which represent your life. Tell your story in front of the class. Presentations will be 2 to 3 minutes.

Week 9: Visual Communication
• Visual Communication and Persuasion
• Design Principles + Theories
• Simplicity
• Typography
• Information Graphics
• Finding Design

Case Study, Activity, Assignment:

Week 10: Non-verbal Communication
• Why is non-verbal communication important?
• Principles of Non-verbal communication
• Improving your non-verbal communication

Case Study, Activity, Assignment:

Week 11: The Business of Public Speaking
• How can public speakers make money?
• How does social media change how public speakers can interact with their audiences?

Case Study, Activity, Assignment:

Week 12: Intercultural Communication
• Importance of Intercultural communication
• G9 and their Cultures

Case Study, Activity, Assignment:

Week 13: Interactive Presentation + Communication
• Why is interactivity important?
• How can you create more interactive presentations?

Case Study, Activity, Assignment:

Week 14: Movie and Political Presentations
• Movie Presentations
• Political Presentations

Case Study, Activity, Assignment:

Week 15: Group Projects
• Group Project Work
• Group Project Presentations

Case Study, Activity, Assignment:

Week 16: Exam Review/Project Time
• Exam Review + Project Time

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