First watch this video on mistakes to avoid in PowerPoint:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpvgfmEU2Ck (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Then read “Bullets to the Brain,” found on page 362. Answer the “Think About This” questions 1-3 plus the additional two questions below.
4) What are common mistakes to avoid on PowerPoint according to the video. Do you agree and can you think of any other mistakes?
5) As an ESL learner, do you find PowerPoints helpful? Do you think that second language learners benefit from these or do you think that they cause these learners to ignore the speaker and just concentrate on the visuals of the presentations?
Read and listen to one of the 100 speeches at this address: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/top100speechesall.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Then answer the following questions:
What speech did you choose and why?
Is this speech organized well? Write a speaking outline for this speech.
Write a short critique (3 to 4 sentences) of the speech using some of the items that we have learned in class).