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Unformatted text preview: 1 "The human brain starts working the moment you're born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public." George Jessel PUBLIC SPEAKING Speech anxiety Managing Nervousness Communication apprehension Voice Fluency Symptoms of Speech Anxiety Mouth and throat Facial expressions Arms and hands Pacing or standing too still Apologetic comments Negative feedback Fear of failure Topic lists Causes of Speech Anxiety Choosing a Topic Surveys (http://www.galluppoll.com/) Brainstorming (http://www.hawaii.edu/mauispeech/html/infotopichelp.html) Current media (t.v., magazines, newspapers) 2 Context Audience Appropriateness of Topic Cultural taboos (see p. 221222 in text) for example, references to politics, religion, or race Have a specific purpose statement: "My purpose is to inform my audience about..." Captive or Voluntary Writing a Purpose Statement Kinds of Audience Members
Key Audience Information
Cultural factors Age Gender Religious beliefs (if appropriate) Education Knowledge level about topic, etc Interest in topic Methods of Audience Research
Observations Surveys or interviews Informal polls Questionnaires (audience analysis form in workbook) 3 Research: Sources of Information
Personal experiences Library/ Internet Interiews Citing Sources
conclusions) Interviews with experts Evidence from your research (data to support opinions or Other Support Examples Statistics Illustrations (factual or hypothetical) Explanations Definitions Patterns for Organizing the Speech
Time Topical ProblemSolution Roundtable Panel Symposium Forum SymposiumForum Small Group Formats for Presentation Format designed by your group 4 ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course COMM 101 taught by Professor Shurley during the Spring '08 term at Pittsburg State Uiversity.
- Spring '08