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Using information section/research example
1. Explain the research process for gathering information.
2. Pick on
Manuscript: read from a fully developed text. KEY: know your script
well enough that you can maintain eye contact.
Memorized: Speech is fully scripted. But unlike the manuscript
delivery, the script is committed to memory. KEY: avoid strict rote
Demographics: tangible characteristics of the audience
Psychographics: internal/non-tangible characteristics
Situational Audience Analysis: the context within which the performance will
Communication is Symbolic
Communication is a Process
Model of Communication
Words have an ongoing effect
Communication is simultaneous
Communication is a Social Activity
Our words are the means of engaging others,
achieving our goals, and affecting those
Language: Tips for Public Speaking
1. Recognize that words have both a denotative (i.e., dictionary or common
definition) and a connotative (i.e., personal level meaning) meaning.
Recognize the dual level of meanings and strive for Clarity.
Chapter 7: Support Information
Speaker-Generated Support Material
Credibility: degree to which audience
believes, trusts, and is moved by the speaker
a multi-dimensional concept
Safety: is the speaker trustworthy
Dynamic: speak w
Exigency: your reason/purpose for
speaking reveals your goals
Informative: to make your audience aware of something or
Persuasion: to change beliefs, attitudes, or behaviors.
Beliefs: the truth or falsity of some clai
Organizing the INFORMATIVE Speech
While there are many options, the following options are effective for
1. Chronological: time sequence order to your main points. (example: 5
steps to applying to graduate school; the life of Jimy Hendrix)
Using information in your speech
3 Considerations in picking a
1. Recency: Statistics from 2006 are outdated.
2. Authorship: Do you know the author? Is the author
knowledgeable? Is the author biased in any way?
3. Consistency: if someone
A. Attention Getter: Lets all imagine what it would be like to breathe through a
straw for the rest of our lives. Most of us would feel uncomfortable and it would
be rather challenging, right? Well, for someone with Cystic