Reading Notes Chapter 1

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September 5, 2007 Chapter 1: Speaking In Public Key Terms: 1. stage fright- anxiety over the prospect of giving a speech in front of an audience 2. adrenaline- hormone released into the bloodstream in response to physical or mental stress 3. positive nervousness- controlled nervousness that helps energize a speaker for his or her presentation 4. visualization- mental imaging in which a speaker vividly pictures himself or herself giving a successful presentation 5. critical thinking- focused, organized thinking about, such things as the logical relationships among ideas, the soundness of evidence, and the differences between fact and opinion 6. speaker- the person who is presenting an oral message to a listener 7. message- whatever a speaker communicates to someone else 8. channel- the means by which a message is communicated 9. listener- the person who receives the speaker’s message 10. frame of reference- the sum of a person’s knowledge, experience, goals, values, and attutides. No two people can have exactly the same frame of reference 11. feedback- the messages, usually nonverbal, sent from a listener to a speaker 12. interference- anything that impedes the communication of a message. Interference can be external or internal to listeners 13. situation- the time and place in which a speech communication occurs
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14. ethnocentrism-
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course COMM 203 taught by Professor Cosgriff-hernandez during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M.

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