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COMM 201:Midterm Communication 201 Midterm Notes Communication Apprehension o “The human brain is a wonderful thing; it works from the moment you are born until the moment you get up to give a speech!” Widespread Apprehensive people Apprehensive situations Apprehensive cultural groups Causes Judgment/evaluation Unique situation Unprepared Focus on the negative Consequences Physical anxiety Emotional anxiety Unfair perceptions in school, social, and work situations Management Be selfless – focus on the audience Over prepare Visualize a positive experience o Outlooks The speaking situation should not be viewed as competitive; the speaker and the audience should work together. Public speaking is a unique situation with inherent rules. The audience is not judging you; they are considering what you have to say. o Dealing With Anxiety Know Your Comfort Zone Set Realistic Goals Be Positive Accept Anxiety; Turn Nervousness into Ready Practice Learn From Experience 1
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COMM 201:Midterm Organizing Your Speeches o Outlining Allows you to control material, organizing thinking, streamline speech structure, and catch mistakes! Appropriate topic choice Organizational plan, format Developing ideas Intro, transition, conclusion o Criteria For A Good Speech Topic It should me meaningful and important to your audience. It should be important and interesting to you personally. It should be tailored to your particular audience so that it is relevant to their interests and concerns. It should be something about which you already have some knowledge. It should be limited so that you can learn enough about it to make a responsible presentation. It should be appropriate for the time, place, and occasion of the speech o Psychology of Learning (In everyday language) The Primacy Effect We notice and remember the first thing we see or hear in a series. The Recency Effect We notice and remember the last thing we see or hear in a series. Salience of Contrast We notice and remember what stands out from its background. Gestalt/Meaningful Pattern We notice and remember what has an apparent pattern more readily than random arrangements. Repetition We notice and remember stimuli that recur. Relevancy We notice and remember what is significant to ourselves o Patterns of Informative Organization Topical Temporal Causal Spatial 2
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o Developing an Idea: Processes, Tools, and Principles Definition Elaboration Explanation Proof Use a variety of tools Statistics Definitions/Detail Examples Comparisons Analogies Similes Metaphors Tie the unknown to the known o Intros and Conclusions Introductions Grab the audience attention Preview the main points Focus attention on topic Establish your credibility
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course COMM 2010 taught by Professor Berggren,k. during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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