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Oral Communication Proposition : Formal statement expressing the basis of a controversy. Three types of propositions 1. Proposition of fact: asserts the existence of something 2. Proposition of value: asserts the worth of something 3. Proposition of policy: asserts a cause of action Four standards for wording a proposition 1. Must indicate a change for the present system 2. Must indicate the nature and directions of the change desired
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Must contain only one central idea 4. Should be phrased in neutral terminology Presumption : Built in advantage in opposing change Burdon of proof : obligation of these advocating changes to provide sufficient evidence and argument to overcome presumption Prima facie case : Affirmative has to provide sufficient evidence to prove the stock issues of Ill, blame, and cure in the first speech...
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2011 for the course COMM 1000 taught by Professor Stevenson during the Winter '11 term at Wayne State University.

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