Come up with your own definition of communication. How does it differ from the definition in the book? Why did you choose to define communication the way you did?

Design your own model of communication and film a 3-4 minute speech describing the model and the reasons why you designed it the way you did.

The goal of this assignment is to describe your model clearly to the audience, present an extemporaneous speech, and formulate an outline that you will turn in along with your speech. You may use note cards or a copy of your outline to present your speech. Please do not attempt to type your speech out word for word. Using a word for word outline can result in reading directly from your paper and will result in a point deduction.

Evaluation of the self-introduction speech will focus on organization, content, and delivery. Specifically, the following speech structures will be evaluated:


Captured audience attention

Establish credibility

Clear preview


Smoothly move between main ideas

Body (Main points and supporting points)

Clear organization


Review main ideas

Summarize speech (memorable/creative)