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Introduction to Public Speaking 0052 Spring 2005 W 6 – 8:40pm biddle 248 This class will be fun & entertaining Informal and comfortable EVERYONE is frightened Many reasons given for being here: Improve self confidence Aid in professional life 2002 survey by Nat Assoc of Colleges and Employers says effective communication is the number 1 skill they are looking for Aid in personal and academic life - Critical thinking skills - Ability to organize thoughts and present them effectively - Papers - Relationships - Time management
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Introduction to Public Speaking 0052 Spring 2005 W 6 – 8:40pm biddle 248 Public Speaking; The communication model; Components of Ethos - CH 2 "ALL THE GREAT SPEAKERS, WERE BAD SPEAKERS AT FIRST" Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1860 What does that mean? Public Speaking is a skill or set of skills that can be practiced and learned Types of communication Interpersonal (dyadic) high feedback, informal Small group – like a business meeting high feedback, less formal Mass comm – TV, radio low feedback. Can be formal or informal Public Speaking – medium feedback, more formal Basic Communication Model Sender / Receiver / Channel / ThoughtFeelingIdea / Encoded / Message / Decoded / ThoughtFeelingIdea / Encoded / Feedback / Decoded / Through Noise / In a context Symbolic nature of language Language and thought
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Spring 2005 W 6 – 8:40pm biddle 248 Components of Ethos – Ethos = “Character” Audiences form favorable or unfavorable impressions of you by making judgements in four main areas. - Competence – sound grasp of the subject Informed, intelligent, and well prepared. How to improve? Speak about what you know Do necessary research Cite expert or highly credible sources "Been there, done that" Use language, grammar correctly. - Integrity – honest and unmanipulative Ethical, honest, dependable. "Tell it like it is!" How to improve? Present all sides of an issue Explain why you have chosen your position Follow your own advice - Likableness - attitude of respect toward audience "Radiate goodness and goodwill" - Being able to identify with How to improve? Eye contact, smile Emote Use humor Appear natural and unaffected - Forcefulness aka Dynamism Confident, decisive, and enthusiastic How to improve? Act confident and self-assured and you will appear so! Be prepared!!!!!!
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This note was uploaded on 06/17/2008 for the course COMMRC 0052 taught by Professor Sheets during the Fall '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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