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Unformatted text preview: Not a monologue – imposing beliefs Speeches – dialogues-speakers and listeners share ideas collaboratively, both take an active role in the process Critical thinking Ability to evaluate claims on the basis of well-supported reasons Audience members should evaluate the evidence for accuracy or credibility Pay attention to assumptions and biases; overgeneralizations – unreasonable and unsupported conclusions Engaged-analyzing Evaluating messages Honest and fair Open to other viewpoints Consider speech as whole Style of delivery adjustment Be compassionate Provide constructive feedback Factors that have reduced listening skills Fast paced life Media outlets – passive listening Instant gratification Commercials – “mini-messages”...
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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.
- Spring '09