Public speaking exam 1 study guide

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Public speaking exam 1 study guide Similarities and Differences in public speaking and conversation: Similarities: - Organizing your thoughts logically - Tailoring your message to your audience - Telling a story for a maximum impact - Adapting to listener feedback Differences: - Public speaking is more highly structured - Public speaking requires more formal speaking - Public speaking requires a different method of delivery Nervousness and how to deal with it: - Know what to say - Practice - Choose topics you really care about - Be at your physical and mental best when speaking - Quietly tighten and relax hand or leg muscles while waiting to speak - Take a few slow, deep breaths before starting to speak The speech communication process: - Speaker – the person who presents the message o Your success as a speaker depends on your knowledge of the subject, preparation of the speech, your manner of speaking, your sensitivity to the audience and the occasion. Be excited about your speech - Message – whatever a speaker communicated to someone else
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o Your goal in public speaking is to have your intended message be the message that is actually communicated. This depends on what you say and how you say it. o Send the message with a certain tone of voice, appearance, hand gestures, facial expression and eye contact. - Channel – the means by which a message is communicated - Listener – The person who receives the communicated message o Without a listener there is no communication. You must adapt to the audiences frame of reference. - Feedback – The messages, usually nonverbal, sent from a listener to a speaker. o You must understand the feedback to be able to deal with it - Interference – Anything that impedes the communication of a message o External – anything that can distract the listeners from what you are trying to say. Ex:
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2008 for the course COMM 130 taught by Professor Noe during the Spring '08 term at Saint Louis.

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