1. Speech Written
Assignment: Final Outline, Description of Visuals, and References
2. From the speech written assignment, I need
this, creating a PowerPoint Presentation Audio Recording Using the Narration
Feature (you can provide me audio narration of each slide in word file )
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The tasks associated with the presentation are
an outline, reference page, and PowerPoint presentation with visual aids.
From a task perspective, you will need to
identify a topic and have it approved by your instructor. Consider how you
might adapt your presentation to your audience when preparing your
Next, begin your research and consider how you
will narrow your topic by creating a general goal, and then a specific goal
that will meet the needs of your audience. Then establish an effective thesis
statement that must be written as a complete sentence. Once you know where your
speech is headed, outline the body of your speech. Then add a strong
introduction and conclusion. Create visual aids that will enhance the
audience’s understanding of your material or that will make your presentation
more memorable. Determine how you will transition between main ideas and
slides. Finally, practice and deliver your presentation.
Let’s recap what is involved in this speech
project. You will need to select a topic and have it approved by your
instructor. Then you will do research and create a rough draft of the speech
outline for yourself. Be sure to spend enough time polishing up the final
version of your outline for your speech.
Be sure to include the information you found
during your research and investigation in the body of your outline, and
organize it in a visually pleasing manner. Break out each main idea you will
use in the body of your outline and presentation. Show some type of division
like levels of headers or titles and then separate sections that are labeled
and indented for the outline; state the main idea, state major subpoints in
each main idea, and provide evidence for each subpoint. Cite your evidence,
quotes, and statistics using APA format.
Finally, you will create a PowerPoint
presentation and record your speech with the PowerPoint narration feature. Your
narrated PowerPoint presentation is due by the end of Week 6.
Each student is required toobtain a headset
microphone. In addition, all students should take the time to review the
PowerPoint narration tutorials in the iConnect Resources under Course Home so
they will be ready to complete their speech on time. Of course, if you face
technical trouble, there is support available.
It will be necessary for
all students to have a headset microphone to use iConnect PowerPoint narration.
This will be the only additional equipment necessary to be successful in the
course. Headset microphones can be purchased at any electronics or discount
store for between $12–25 or even less. When purchasing a headset microphone,
students should consider the ports available on the computer being used and
Assignment 1: Outline
Outlines must be six to seven pages in length
(this would be roughly one to two pages per area included in the outline),
10-point font, double spaced, including these five sections:
Title Page (title of speech, name of presenter,
audience prepared for – school or institution, date): You can use this
information to create your first slide in PowerPoint.
Table of Contents: Include final outline
(general goal, specific goal, thesis statement sentence, introduction
paragraph, full sentence outline), conclusion paragraph, description of visuals
(images for PowerPoint), and APA references.
General goal, specific goal, thesis statement,
introduction paragraph, body of the outline in sentence format (one to two
Summary or conclusion paragraph (one to two
Visuals description plan – images for the
PowerPoint slides, by slide number if known (one to two pages)
Four or more authoritative, outside references
are required (anonymous authors or web pages are not acceptable). References
must be written in APA format with hanging indents, in alphabetical order, and
with everything double spaced. The word references should not
be formatted. Include copyrighted image resources in this list. See the APA
tutorial in the Syllabus. Call a DeVry librarian for help with APA formatting.
You can copy and paste this to use as the last slide in your PowerPoint.
NOTE: Do not copy and paste your table of
contents, final outline, or visuals description plan into your PowerPoint
slides! Your speech slides must be created as a meaningful presentation. Use a
few bullets for each slide with one phrase or one sentence for each bullet. Do
not put any paragraphs into the slides.
Any questions about this
assignment may be discussed in the weekly Q & A Discussion topic.
Assignment 2: Speech
Creating a PowerPoint Presentation Audio Recording
Using the Narration Feature
You are required to deliver a graded oral
presentation for this course. You will deliver your presentation to your
audience through use of the audio narration feature built into Microsoft
PowerPoint. You need a microphone and computer speakers to make the recording.
Creating the PowerPoint Audio Recording
Follow these steps to create and record your
PowerPoint audio presentation.
Open MS PowerPoint;
create your PowerPoint slides and then save them.
Go to the Slide
Show tab located in the top menu.
Make sure that you have
your microphone correctly set up before continuing to the next step. Tip:Set the volume control as high as it can go.
Click on the
“Record Narration” option.
A pop-up window will
appear. The default settings in this window are sufficient so click on
“OK” to continue.
Note: If you click on
“Set Microphone Level” and get an error message, please review the
microphone section under the Resources area located at the bottom of this page.
The PowerPoint slideshow
will start automatically. Just speak into your microphone to record your audio.
Note: To avoid sound
loss, do not talk during slide transitions. Each slide is recorded separately.
When you finish the
presentation, a dialog box will appear asking if you want to save the slide
timing: Click on “Save” to save the timing, along with your audio.
Remember to save your
PowerPoint file as a standard .pptx file before continuing to the next step.
Next, save your
PowerPoint again, this time as a “PowerPoint Show” (.pps) or (.ppsx)
file. This is different than saving a standard PowerPoint file, because a
PowerPoint Show is the output or slideshow rather than the full file.
Click on the Office
button in the upper left-hand menu of PowerPoint.
As” –> “PowerPoint Show.”