COMM 1200 Midterm study guide revised (1)

COMM 1200 Midterm study guide revised (1) - AshleyHoffmann...

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Ashley Hoffmann 14106647 1/26/2011 Chapter 1: Introducing Public Speaking What are the four characteristics of public speaking? o Speaker addresses an audience, presenter chooses his/ her message with the  audience’s interests and needs in mind (audience centered), spoken words are  emphasized, and speakers have a properly prepared presentation. What is the historical tradition of public speaking? o The ancient Greeks were the first people to think formally about rhetoric as well as  teach it as a subject; Aristotle influenced the study of public speaking even to this day.  Following the Greeks, a Roman rhetorician, Quintillian, emphasized the ideal of an  ethical orator. Oratorical ability was deemed a more important leadership quality than  bravery in a battle by Native Americans in Africa. Public speaking flourished in  colonial America throughout the Great Awakening, American Revolution, Boston Tea  Party, and the debate over the U.S Constitution and Bill of Rights. This led to public  speaking being a very important factor in wars and movements (such as the 
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course COMM 1200 taught by Professor Hockman during the Spring '07 term at Missouri (Mizzou).

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