Discuss what actions you will take in order to make your personal communication goals a reality.
PROJECT INSTRUCTIONS The material for your final project will be built throughout the course. The purpose of the Interpersonal Communication Project is twofold: (1) to develop an interpersonal communication design that will demonstrate an appreciation for maintaining an accurate awareness of needs and resources while seeking to develop healthy, healing, and holy relationships and, (2) to demonstrate your ability to compose and deliver an oral message with clear and purposeful content that is effectively organized. You will be responsible for recording (via video) yourself giving a lecture presenting a corresponding PowerPoint presentation. The video lecture will be uploaded to YouTube, and the PowerPoint presentation must be submitted through the assignment link. Interestingly, while Bridges Not Walls lays the foundation for the final project, the self-teaching guide Listening: The Forgotten Skill will provide the basic structure (sections). You will utilize these categories: 1. Introduction; 2. Identification of an overarching goal (OAG) for your life and definition of enlarging the conversation. With an OAG or a master goal, you will be able to influence the process of enlarging a particular conversation within your interpersonal arena. This is being brought to your attention now with the hope of influencing the entire learning journey in HSCO 508; 3. Description of how your background and behavioral blend have influenced your conversation (positively and negatively); 4. Defining the potential barriers in your interpersonal context and how you are going to deal with each one; 5. Identifying and providing solutions to noise pollution both internally and externally; and 6. Action Plan: Discuss what actions you will take in order to make your personal communication goals a reality. The language that you use must be familiar to the audience, appropriate for the setting, and incorporates the language developed in the course. Also, be sure to have an exceptional level of critical thinking and interaction with the subject matter; synthesize the literature. This project must draw from all of the required texts, self-assessments, practical book review, and at least 2 scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles (total, there are 6 required course sources and 2 journal sources). These are to be cited in a bibliography slide at the conclusion of your PowerPoint (which does not count toward your total number of slides). You will be responsible for recording a video lecture and a corresponding PowerPoint presentation (to be viewed simultaneously). The delivery of the video lecture must: 1. Enhance the message and demonstrate a commitment to the topic and a willingness to communicated, 2. Be consistent between the vocal tone/style and the message/context, and 3. Utilize clear articulation and pronunciation. The video lecture will be uploaded to YouTube, and the PowerPoint presentation will be submitted through the assignment link. The video lecture will be recorded using a digital video recorder or similar device. In order to post the separate video lecture for your instructor to review, follow the instructions below (see the YouTube Help page for assistance): 1. Set up a personal user account on www.YouTube.com (if you do not have one already); 2. Download your video lecture to your computer; 3. Upload your video lecture onto YouTube; and 4. Once your video is uploaded and processed, copy the link for your YouTube video and paste it into the assignment box in Blackboard. YouTube can take up to 1 hour to successfully upload a video (depending on your bandwidth and the site traffic). Once your video is successfully uploaded, YouTube will process your video in order to make it available for viewing. Since both uploading and processing can take an indeterminate amount of time, plan ahead so that you are able to post your video by the required deadline. It is highly recommended that you allow a window of at least 4 hours prior to the deadline in order to allow time for any potential issues that may slow your upload and processing. Also, keep in mind that your video must not exceed 10 minutes. The PowerPoint presentation that you create needs to correspond with the video lecture because your instructor will be viewing both simultaneously. Therefore, as you record your lecture, you will need to use verbal cues to indicate to your audience to advance to the next slide. Your PowerPoint presentation must be a maximum of 20 slides addressing the 6 sections detailed above. (The bibliography slide at the conclusion does not add to the total.)