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Final Exam study guide - Danielle Swansen Final Exam Study...

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Danielle Swansen Final Exam Study Guide 1. The three types of group oral presentations are: Panel discussion , symposium , and forum discussion . A panel discussion is when the topics to be discussed are outlined in advanced, controversy is encouraged, and there is a moderator who watches over the discussion. A symposium is when panelists discuss different aspects of the topic at hand, there is no interaction among panelist, and the moderator is used to introduce topics and panelists. A forum discussion is when different view points are encouraged, questions can either be directed at the group or individuals, and the moderator selects participants from the audience. A buzz group session is a method that allows a large audience to be divided into many small groups of about six people to discuss the same question or issue, thereby permitting all participants in the large group to become actively involved in the discussion. Buzz group sessions can be useful in developing a list of questions for panelists or symposium speakers to address. Or they can be used to “test” the audience on what they have learned from the speaker. SHEDD is a model of public dialogue to meet the public criticisms of public meetings. It honors the public involvement in it’s own governance. SHEDD is comprised of: ~ Getting S tarted- hearing all sides of the issue ~ H earing all Viewpoints- meetings should appeal and interest all of those in the community so they want to attend meetings. ~ E nriching the Conversation-A facilitator should help encourage open dialogue and make sure prevent somewhat of a free-for-all. ~ D eliberating the Options- Taking what one has heard and learned at the meeting and summarizing it to make decision makers more informed. ~ D eciding and Moving Forward- The public will respond better knowing that their input was taking into consideration in making the final decision. 2. There are 5 ways to organize the body of a presentation: ~ Problem-Solution - The problem is described, history discussed, and solution justified. ~ Chronological - Following a time pattern; listing steps in a process. ~ Spatial - Best at describing locations in space; using maps. ~ Cause and Effect or Effect to Cause - Used in explaining why something has occurred. ~ Topical- Uses the inherent parts of the topic or its essential parts, then discussing each component in order. 3. Groups are superior to individuals in making decisions depending on the type of task, the abilities of the members, and the type of communication they engage in. The two types of tasks are: Conjunctive- where each member has some information on what they are doing, yet no one member has all the information. (groups are better at this task). Disjunctive- lacks coordination. All the group members work independently. (not the best way to go about a task).
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Danielle Swansen *The key is to recognize which type of task you are working on and which type of strategy is most suitable.
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