Coms 361 F2002

Audio-Visual Speech Worth 5%

Due October 1st and 3rd in Tutorials


An audio-visual speech is to support a topic through the effective use of audio-visual aids techniques. Audio-visual speeches are mainly informative speeches and tend to be based on factual information, which is simultaneously explained in a visual manner. The task is to “summarize” and to “organize” the facts supplemented with actual artefacts, maps, digital photographs, power-point presentations, film clips, or CD-Rom material. (Chapter 14 “Using Presentation or Visual Aids”. Beebe, Steven., and Beebe, Susan. (2003). Public Speaking. “An Audience-Centered Approach. Fifth Edition. Pearson Education Inc. Boston, Mass.).


Speaker order: Order of speaking will not change unless another student is willing to change with you. Please recognize that you are expected to perform on the day that you are assigned or have a volunteer to replace you. If you are unprepared or absent a penalty will be applied as a one-mark deduction. See course outline. (Absences need to be confirmed with a physicians note). Tuesday October 1st last names beginning from the letter O to the letter Z. Thursday October 3rd last names beginning from the letter A to N.


Topic Selection: Select a topic that you find interesting and one that you think will interest your audience.


Supporting Materials: Use a minimum of two audio-visual aids. These can include actual artefacts, maps, digital photographs, power-point presentations, film clips, or CD-Rom material.  You must cite your audio-visual material as sources. It is also important to cite the two audio-visual sources orally during the speech.


Organization and Written Work: Structure your ideas and draft an outline, using audio-visual material for substance. The speech should be typed, double-spaced and handed in after the conclusion of the speech.


Delivery: This is not a manuscript speech. Thus you should try not to read your speech and make eye contact with the audience.






.5% Develop an attention-getting opening.


.5% Give a clear premise statement during the introduction.




.5% Use a sentence to move from introductory remarks to the first main point.


.5% Demonstrate, explain or support the main premise by an audio-visual.


.5% Explanations should be brief, simple and concrete.


.5% Weave the audio-visual aid seamlessly into the main body of the speech.




.5% Summarize or restate your main points.




.5% Enthusiasm?


.5% Eye contact?




.5% 1:30  minute