Comm chapter 13
Delivering your speech
Delivery defined: the combination of verbal and nonverbal
communication skills used to present the speech
Why is effective delivery so crucial in public speaking?
o It helps make your speech compelling a
How Meaningful is Public Opinion?
A. Political Knowledge Levels
i. What do Americans really know about politics?
B. Individuals still makes reasonable political decisions. How is this possible?
i. Citizens as cognitive misers who use he
Presidential Powers & The Importance of the Individual President
The Constitution & the Presidency
a. Constitution and the Presidency
i. Article II established the executive branch
ii. Compared to Article I
1. Much briefer
2. Lists fewer specific respo
Capturing Attention Media Effects
Sex, Lies and War: How Soft News Brings Foreign Policy to the Inattentive Public. 2002 AJPS
Soft news coverage of political news may be able to attract the attention of those uninterested in politicsspecifical