I have been asked to teach a Public Speaking course for business majors at a college. As I examined the textbook, I quickly found out that it is a general public speaking book; it does not focus on speaking in a business environment. For example, the textbook does not deal with the elevator speech (the 30 second speech about your product or service), doing an business job interview, or responding to irate customers. In addition, the textbook’s PowerPoints are bulleted text with no visuals.
Does your textbook really cover the critical parts of your curriculum? Does it include real life examples of the standard? Do the technology materials that go along with the textbook really demonstrate the standards?