ERIC Number: EJ889925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Meet the Press
Quick, Brian L.
Communication Teacher, v18 n1 p15-16 Jan 2004
Objective: To field questions from a room of students simulating a press conference. Type of speech: Impromptu. Point value: 10 participation points. To receive all 10 points, students must (1) address three questions from the lectern and ask three questions from their seat (3 points), (2) respond thoroughly to each question by providing a supportive explanation (5 points), and (3) remain composed at the lectern (2 points). Requirements: (a) References: 0; (b) Length: 1-2 minutes; (c) Visual aid: No; (d) Outline: No; (e) Prerequisite reading: No; (f) Additional requirements: None. This activity requires students to think on their feet while challenging them to remain composed when addressing controversial topics derived by their classmates. The purpose of this activity is to orient students to impromptu speaking while having them engage in a speaking environment seldom rehearsed in the classroom, yet one that exists within society. A list of references and suggested readings is included.
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Speech Communication, Visual Aids, News Reporting, News Media, Public Speaking
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