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Take Home Test COMM 1315 Public Speaking Professor Jesse De Leon By: Fabian Garza 1. Explanation of the Communication Model: a. Source: A public speaker is the source for information and ideas for the audience. b. Encode: The job of the speaker is to encode the ideas and thoughts that they wish to convey into a code. c. Code: Verbal and non-verbal symbols that the audience can recognize. d. Message: The speech itself. e. Decode: If the speaker is having trouble conveying the information the audience may face difficulties decoding and internalizing the code. f. Channels: There are two channels, visual and auditory, that go to non-verbal and verbal communication respectively. g. Receiver: The individual audience member who, through an a priori structure of past experiences and ideologies, may or may not be encoding the message that is being conveying to them by the speaker. On the other hand, the speaker should be receiver/audience centered. h. Noise: There are two types of “noise” when it comes to public speaking; external noise and internal noise. External is physical, such as a car alarm, phones ringing, and people talking in the audience. Internal noise has to do with physiological and psychological causes that may distract the receiver from feeling or appreciating the true message that is being conveyed to them. i. Feedback: While most of the talking is going to be done by the speaker during his or her speech this does not mean that the audience plays no role. There are verbal and nonverbal cues that the speaker must pick up on in order to deliver a great speech. j. Context: This is the place or situation in which the speech is taking place. This can be positive or negative or a mix of both. It could be very hot in the auditorium and no air conditions leaning to the negative aspect. But conversely, someone could be giving a speech right after an award and thus there is a feeling of gratitude and happiness in the room. 2. a. The first way to attend to your audience would be to tell a story which, depending on the type of speech you are giving, is the easiest way to draw the attention of your audience. Humans are naturally drawn into stories. We have been telling stories for time

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