We strive to understand and respect other communicators before evaluating and

We strive to understand and respect other

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•We strive to understand and respect other communicators before evaluating and responding to their messages. •We promote access to communication resources and opportunities as necessary to fulfill human potential and contribute to the well-being of families, communities, and society. •We promote communication climates of caring and mutual understanding that respect the unique needs and characteristics of individual communicators. •We condemn communication that degrades individuals and humanity through distortion, intimidation, coercion, and violence, and through the expression of intolerance and hatred. •We are committed to the courageous expression of personal convictions in pursuit of fairness and justice. •We advocate sharing information, opinions, and feelings when facing significant choices while also respecting privacy and confidentiality. •We accept responsibility for the short- and long-term consequences of our own communication and expect the same of others. PLAGIARISM: •Failing to tell your audience the source of a direct quotation •Paraphrasing what someone else said or wrote without giving credit to the author •Re-citing someone else’s sources within your speech FREE SPEECH: •Free speech does not mean, however, that every US citizen has the legal right to say anything at any time. If your speech is likely to lead to violence or other illegal acts, it is not protected. Speech anxiety/Communication apprehension •MISCONCEPTIONS:
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COMM 1100 Fall 2019 o People who suffer from speaking anxiety are neurotic. o Telling a joke or two is always a good way to begin a speech. o Imagine the audience is naked. o Any mistake means that you have “blown it.” o Avoid speaking anxiety by writing your speech out word for word and memorizing it. o Audiences are out to get you. o You will look to the audience as nervous as you feel. FOUR TYPES OF COMMUNICATION APPREHENSION: •Trait anxiety •Context anxiety •Audience anxiety •Situational anxiety HOW TO REDUCE IT?: •Some nervousness is normal and good •A nalyze your audience •Think Positively •Reduce anxiety through preparation •Clearly organize your ideas •Adapt your language to vocal delivery 7. What is audience-centeredness? Audience-Centeredness is the knowing that the primary purpose of speech making is not to browbeat the audience or blow off steam, but to gain a desired response from listeners. Audience analysis is the process of gathering information about the people in your audience so that you can understand their needs, expectations, beliefs, values, attitudes, and likely opinion Key factors in Audience analysis: 1) Acknowledge the audience – involve them 2) Choose a worthwhile topic - There is no universal list of good or bad topics, but you have an ethical responsibility to select a topic that will be worth listening to.
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