Week Five Essay

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Speech Written Assignment: Final Outline, Description of Visuals, and References
Written Assignment: Your Final Outline needs to have a General goal “inform” for a topic for a certain audience, a Specific Goal”specifically inform”, a Thesis Statement sentence, Introduction, Body of the Outline, and Conclusion.
Include a separate page for the Description of Visuals (PowerPoint images plan).
Include a separate page named References and list sources in alphabetical order with hanging indents and use APA style. Do the APA tutorials provided in the Syllabus.
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See the outline rubric in Doc Sharing and check your work to be sure that you have included all of the requirements to complete this assignment.
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Speech: PowerPoint Presentation
If you have not already done so, see the Presentation area under Course Home for complete details of this assignment.
Presentations are due next week in Week 6.
Speech Title: Technology & How we communicate

General Purpose: To inform.

Specific Purpose: To inform about evolution of technology from past, present and upcoming future.


A. Attention Getter: The attention getter is a video.
Use a famous quotation; tell a story, real or hypothetical; pose questions, rhetorical or directed; make a startling statement; use suspense; make a personal reference; use humor

B. Thesis Statement: Technology effects how we as a people communicate as a society stemming from texting and driving to the notifications that distract us while at work & school, technology has become a burden as well as a convenience.


A. Main Point #1: Communication Methods

1. Land line- Starting right before the 90’s land lines became specific to each household as the normal way to communicate across distances. Of course there were the always dependable payphones in case of emergencies.

2. Pager/Beeper- These were portable devices used to give you a number, and that’s it. This number was used for emergencies, or contacting you to go to the phone that paged you. Unless it was your business pager. If that were the case, your probably being called into work.

B. Main Point #2: Communication Method Nowadays

Email – The email message is replacing handwritten correspondence in business and personal interactions. People can send an email message and quickly get a response whereas sending other written correspondence may require a longer turnaround time.

Social Networking Sites – Such as Myspace and Facebook allow people to communicate with friends, family, colleagues and even complete strangers in an online forum. Many businesses today use social networking sites to enhance their online presence and increase revenue.

C. Main Point #3 Negative Aspects of Technology

A. People can easily stay up at night because technology is always available and able to distract us.

B. People willingly spend all their time and money of electronics, instead of personal social interactions.


A. Technology effects how we as a people communicate as a society. We suffer from texting and driving to letting notifications distract us while at work & school. Technology has become a burden as well as a convenience.

B. Summary: Communication is an essential part of life. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively is one of the skills that business look for in employees. The use of technology can be a great help in communicating. Reducing the time it takes. But technology can have consequences of reducing person to person interaction without the device as an intermediary.


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