Part 1: To complete this assignment (Assignment 1.1):

View the Assignment 1 Overview to gain an understanding of the overall assignment requirements (Assignment 1.1 and 1.2), available topics for this assignment, and grading criteria.

  1. Download the Assignment 1 Microsoft Word Template to complete your speech outline.
  2. Submit the completed Microsoft Word Template in the Blackboard submission area for this assignment.

Assignment 1.1 Overview

Introductory Speech Outline

  • Select either Topic A or Topic B for your introductory speech.
    • Topic A: Elevator Pitch | Deliver an elevator pitch that describes your professional background and experience for a potential employer during a job interview.
    • Topic B: Dream Career | Discuss your dream career.
  • Create an outline or speaking notes in Microsoft Word.
    • Download the Microsoft Word template in the “Assignment 1.1” section located in Week 2 of your course.
    • Focus your speech on 2-3 main points so you’ll stay within the 2-minute time limit.
  • Submit the completed Microsoft Word template in Blackboard (this is separate from your speech/self-review).

Part 2: To complete this assignment (Assignment 1.2), click the “Week 3 – Assignment 1.2” link above. Then complete the following:

  1. Record or upload your speech (Video Recording)
  2. Complete the self review (Written Review)

Assignment 1.2 overview

Introductory Speech and Self-Review

  • Part 1: Record or upload your speech.
    • Refer to your outline or speaking notes to deliver your speech. Do not read your notes word for word.
    • Follow the technical instructions for recording your video in the “Assignment
    • Remember to watch your recording. Do you want to submit it, or do you want to record another version?
  • Part 2: Complete the self-review questions.
    • After you have recorded your speech, address the self-review questions in the
  • Submit your speech and self-review in Blackboard.