ES-ch. 1 notes - 09-05-07 Effective Speaking Notes-Chapter...

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09-05-07 Effective Speaking Notes- Chapter 1 -public speaking is both a personal act and a social act involving other people -importance of speech skills recognized in 1964 (fed govt. mandated speech training in the Primary and Secondary Education Act -cultural influences (race, gender, financial standing, geographic location) may affect communication context -experiment with new ways of speaking to improve your skills in the classroom (practice makes perfect) -work on critical listening skills -learn to criticize others’ speeches -the component of orality is the social imperative - consumer imperative -public speaking enables us to both become better makers of messages and to become more sophisticated receivers of public talk -a student of speech must engage in both “reflective complaining” and “reflective compliments” -understanding of basic processes and varied techniques, a vocab for talking about both, and standards to use for making value judgments about speeches - intellectual imperative
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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.

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