• April 9th, 2016

Elevator speech

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Elevator Speech/Elevator Speech Presentation

Topic: The Public’s Perception of the DNP

Points: The elevator speech is 10 points and is worth 10% of your grade and the presentation of the speech is 10 points and worth 10% of your grade

Due Date: Your speech is due by 11:59pm on Thursday, April 7, 2016 (upload your speech into the Dropbox)

Purpose: To develop skill in stating a position on an issue concisely and convincingly

Content: Prepare an elevator speech about the assigned topic: The Public’s Perception of the DNP. Your speech should be no more than 100 words and should address each of the evaluation criteria listed below on the grading rubric.

Presentation: You will present your elevator speech to your classmates on Thursday, April 14, 2016 (Week 13). Presentation of your speech accounts for 10% of your grade. You do not have to have your speech fully memorized, but you are expected to engage with the audience by using eye contact. You may use a cue-card, but you should not simply read your speech from your cue-card.

Evaluation Criteria for the Elevator Speech:

Points
Introduction of Self
0.5
Establishment of Credibility
0.5
Crisp Description of Issue
2
Justification of Importance of Issue
3
What the Recipient Is Asked To Do
1
Offer of Further Discussion or Contact Info
0.5
Appropriateness for Target Audience
0.5
Speech is 100 Words or Less
2
Total
10

Elevator Speech Presentation:

Points
Professionalism and Respect for Audience (appropriately dressed; appropriate formality; god posture)
5
Effective Presentation Style (loud enough; spoke clearly)
5
Total
10

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