03-02-10 - COMM 40 Tuesday, March 2 Agenda Check-in Stats...

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COMM 40 Tuesday, March 2
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Agenda Check-in Stats from Speech 1 Current Event Presentation by Justin Style Language Introducing Academic Debate Looking Ahead
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Stats from Speech 1 Highest score = 88.6 / 100 Average score = 77.6 Median score = 77 Modal score = 72.7 Top four speakers (based on grade) in alphabetical order: Jian Sarah Stephanie Taylor
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Current Event Presentation
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Elements of Style Determine and develop your personal speaking style
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Video
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What’s Your Style? What does the video tell us about style? What’s your speaking style? How do you develop your style?
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Language Although language is used (in conjunction with style) to rile people up, language is a great way to calm people down Passive voice Backfire Humor Choose the right words Frame the issue
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Language (cont.) Passive voice Perceived to be objective Used by scientists everywhere Discouraged by English teachers Backfire If audience hates you, you exaggerate their emotion Very, very risky Does NOT work in politics
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Humor Urbane humor Requires intelligence Uses word play Wit Plays off the situation Off the cuff Facetious humor Most humor Purpose is just for laughter Banter Back and forth, often insulting Snaps
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03-02-10 - COMM 40 Tuesday, March 2 Agenda Check-in Stats...

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