Chapter 1 and 2 - who is saying what t o whom using what...

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Unformatted text preview: who is saying what t o whom using what medium with what effects? Good orators or speakers should be able to change the emotions and attitudes of their listeners, not just inform them. The purpose of public speaking can range from simply transmitting information, to motivating people to act, to simply telling a story. Public speaking can be a powerful tool to use for purposes such as motivation, influence, persuasion, informing, translation, or simply entertaining. The goal of speech, the response sought from listeners. Thesis is a statement of your main idea; it summarizes the basic point you want the audience to accept, usually stated in one or two sentences. Character or Credibility as perceived by the audience. Ethos is the character you project when you are in a speaking situation, but listeners make other judgments besides whether they should believe you. The ability to form and defend your own judgments rather than blindly accepting or instantly rejecting what you hear or read. Critical thinkers can analyze and understand various points of view, and they can quickly recognize the difference between fact and opinion. Facts Statements that can be verified by someone other than the speaker Opinions Subjective judgments based on experience or expertise, not capable of being verified by someone else. The process of identifying your goals and then determining how to best achieve them. determining how to best achieve them....
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