speakupsyllabus - FYS 10500 Communication Skills for...

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FYS 10500 – Communication Skills for College and Career Marisa Gift Coleman-Morse 210 574-631-7421 marisa.gift@nd.edu Words to Live (and Speak!) by . . . “The world belongs to the energetic.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson "Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things." – Denis Diderot Miracles: You do not have to look for them. They are there, 24/7, beaming like radio waves all around you. Put up the antenna, turn up the volume - snap. .. crackle. .. this just in, every person you talk to is a chance to change the world. .. – Hugh Elliot THE NITTY GRITTY Course Texts and Supplies 1. Gregory, H. (2008). Public speaking for college and career (8 th ed.). New York: Mc-Graw Hill. ISBN: 0073302724 2. Speeches available from www.americanrhetoric.com (print out and bring to class on assigned day) 3. Note cards Course Objectives The primary purpose of this course is to prepare you for the public speaking situations you will encounter in both your near and distant future. You should achieve the following objectives by the end of this semester: 1. You should be able to effectively perform the role of the public speaker. You will learn key principles of effective presentational speaking and how to apply those principles to the management of speaking situations both on campus and in your future career(s).
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2. As a result of classroom learning and speaking experience, you will be expected to demonstrate knowledge and skill in the following areas: Audience analysis Topic analysis Organizational skills Informative and persuasive strategies Verbal and non-verbal delivery skills Research and citation skills Communication etiquette Interviewing skills 3. When making a presentation, you should be able to: Select an appropriate topic Prepare an organized outline Provide suitable transitions and summaries Develop effective introductions and conclusions Use an appropriate organizational pattern Use supporting material in a logical manner Cite your sources correctly
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course FYS 10500 taught by Professor Gift during the Spring '08 term at Notre Dame.

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