Public Speaking Review

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Unformatted text preview: Public Speaking Review Chapter 1: Becoming a Public Speaker Why Study Public Speaking? o Accomplish Personal Goals • Key theories of communication and useful skills that can lead to greater confidence and satisfaction in life o Explore And Share Values • Speech- an occasion for speaker and audience to focus on ideas and events about which they feel strongly o Hone Critical Thinking An Listening Skills • PS- sharpen your ability to reason and think critically • Learn to construct claims and then present evidence and reasoning that logically support them The Classical Roots of PS • Oratory (rhetoric)- referred to making speeches, particularly those of a persuasive nature (Greece fifth century B.C.E) o Classical Terms and The Canons of Rhetoric • Greeks- oratory = tool in settling civil disputes, determining public policy and establishing laws • Forensic oratory- legal speech (Greeks) • Deliberative- speech given in legislative or political contexts • Epideictic- speech delivered in special ceremonies (celebrations and funerals) • Preparing a speech – Canons of Rhetoric : invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery • Invention- adapting speech information to the audience in order to make your case • Arrangement- organizing the speech in ways that are best suited to the topic and the audience • Style- the way the speaker uses language to express the speech ideas • Memory- the practice of the speech until it can be artfully delivered • Delivery- vocal and nonverbal behavior you use when speaking Public Speaking as a Form of Communication • Human communication: Public speaking, dyadic, small group, mass • Dyadic communication- form of communication b/w 2 people (convo) • Small group- small number who can see and speak directly with one another • Mass communication- occurs b/q a speaker and a large audience of unknown people (television, radio news broadcasts, mass rallies) • Public speaking- a speaker delivers a message with a specific purpose to an audience of people who are present during the delivery of the speech Speaker who has a reason for speaking, an audience that gives the speaker its attention, and a message that is meant to accomplish a specific purpose o Similarities Between Public Speaking And Other Forms Of Communication • PS- address a group of people focused on you and expect you to clearly discuss issues that are relevant to the topic and to the occasion • Mass c- understand and appeal to the audience members’ interests, attitudes, and values • Dyadic c- attempt to make yourself understood, involve and respond to your conversational partners • KEY FEATURE: sensitivity to the listeners Public Speaking and the Communication Process o Elements Of Communication • Source, receiver, message, channel, shared meaning, context, goals, outcome • The Source: Source- sender, the person who creates the message Ideas and thought messages and sends them to a receiver...
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This note was uploaded on 07/29/2011 for the course COMM 100 taught by Professor Curran during the Fall '10 term at Scranton.

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