unit 1 speech 116

Estimated time to complete: 3 hours

The Speech of Self-Introduction is your chance to develop ethos or credibility when giving a short introductory speech about yourself. People frequently have to introduce themselves before a group. The speech developed as a result of this assignment is one you should keep and develop for specific situations later on in life. It is useful for job or scholarship interviews, an organization meeting where you are new, or even the first day of class. You want to isolate a few aspects of your life, personality, or beliefs that reflect favorably on you. This is often called impression management. By managing your impression, you want to convey competence, integrity, attractiveness (likable, easy to identify with), and natural or conferred power.

Using the introduction outline you created for the Week 1 Discussion, incorporate the instructor and peer feedback to finalize the outline to deliver the introduction speech.

The Speech of Self-Introduction should include the following:

  • Record a 5-7 minute self-introduction video using the software suggestions found in the Read Me First Section of the course AND a formal presentation outline.
  • The speaker needs to make certain that an effective introduction, body and conclusion have been developed.
  • The Speech of Self-Introduction should begin with an introduction that introduces the speech, not list the speaker’s biographical information.
  • The body of the speech should include 2-3 main ideas focusing on your life – family, job, schooling, etc.
  • The conclusion should summarize the speech, not just bring general biographical information to an end.
  • No sources are needed for this speech.
  • The video can include props or other supporting documents.
  • The speaker should be standing while speaking, visible from the waist up, holding notes in hand. Do not read from the computer screen or a manuscript off to the side of the recording device.
  • Please use the attached example outline as a template for building the outline portion of your assignment.

Review the grading rubric before submission.


  • A 5-7 minute self-introduction video uploaded to YouTube. Provide an “unlisted” or “public” link to the video.
  • The finalized self-introduction outline.