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Unformatted text preview: 09-12-07 Effective Speaking Ch. 2 & 4 Questions Critical Thinking 1.) Yes, the speaker should be held accountable. When making a speech, the views, beliefs, and cultures of others should be taken into account to avoid offending or insulting audience members. 2.) Yes, they should all be weighed equally. This issue involves the idea of rhetorical sensitivity. While you have to choose a topic that interests you, you must also take into account not only your listeners’ interests, but also their cultural beliefs and values. While keeping all this in mind, it is also imperative to prepare a speech that is appropriate for the situation. For example, it would not be a good idea to crack jokes and be overly humorous in a eulogy or a memorial speech for victims of the 9/11 attacks. 3.) A speaker’s topic choice should be restricted based on appropriateness and on the audience. For example, you would not make a speech about same-sex marriages being immoral to a predominantly gay audience. Personally, in my public speaking classroom, topic choices are not restricted or censored. However, it would be inappropriate to give a speech about why the class is a waste of time, for example....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course COMMUNICAT unknown taught by Professor Kali during the Fall '08 term at Mass Colleges.
- Fall '08