Public Communication 11-5

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Characteristics of Public Communication Element of Formality Pronounced Social Event Something that we schedule in advance; something that is on a regular schedule Prompted by important events or issues Exists in the public sphere Greater social distance between speaker and audience Audience diversity Wide variety of perspectives represented in the audience Who’s in my audience? What kind of message will they be open to? Communication role rigidity Fairly Rigid i.e. professor stuck in role as public communicator (burden is on speaker…NEED to make sure to engage audience) Listeners stuck in the back channel mode Transience Live, happens in the moment We cannot recreate the same synergy as the first time Cannot happen the exact same way again
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Rhetoric An action humans perform when they use symbols for the purpose of communication with one another. All about the symbolic exchange of information Few (3) characteristics that set it apart from other defintions of communication: Intentional Requires planning Goal oriented
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course COMM 200 taught by Professor Theiss during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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