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Communication Public Speaking Lecture by Christine Moore Ethics and Public Speaking Consider words and take responsibility for that The speaker (experience-person) Credibility is on the line Sources should reflect credibility Unethical behavior will affect audience perception of speech Ethics Responsibility toward audience and ourselves Ethos – means character Audience members still expect speakers To be honest, respectful, knowledgeable, and have organized delivery of reasonable thoughts Ethical conduct is a reflection of values Values shape worldview – judge actions of others (drive behaviors0 Even though people disagree it is order, not chaos, which keeps our society functioning Many different behaviors involve ethical choices and consequences Characteristics of ethical evidence for speechmaking True, clearly identified as hypothetical Recent, clearly identified by time period Provable, (support beyond one source) Complete, (not taken out of context) Reasonable, (not overly dramatized for effect)
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2011 for the course COMM 251 taught by Professor Christinemoore during the Spring '09 term at Boise State.

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