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ERIC Number: ED354556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing the Speech Showcase To Encourage and Display Diversity in a Speech Communication Department.
Hall, Danford A.
A "Speech Showcase," such as the one instituted over the past 5 years at Del Mar College (Texas), gives students enrolled in basic public speaking courses the opportunity to perform before a large audience and thereby gain experience and recognition. The faculty facilitator sets up the event logistically and advertises the event. Student speakers are selected by instructors, sometimes representing the "most improved" speakers, but more often representing the "best speaker" from their classes. Students also volunteer to usher, run video equipment, and to act as masters of ceremonies. Student attendance is encouraged by awarding bonus points, and reaction to the program has been favorable. Finally, the speech department benefits from the activity by increasing public awareness, which can result in increased enrollments in speech courses. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A