Introductions & Conclusions
Part One: Here are four complete introductions from classroom speeches. Each has at least one flaw that
keeps it from fulfilling all the functions of a good introduction. In each case, identify the flaw (or flaws) and
Types of Research
o a firsthand or eyewitness account of an event
o raw data or facts which were gathered at an event
o actual evidence presented without any analysis or interpretation
o something which comes
What is Persuasion?
o Increase the number of options (the more you know)
o To eliminate or exclude options
o To limit the options that are perceived as acceptable
Type Of Persuasive Messages
Advantages of Visual Aids
RSVP Rule for Visual Aids Kinds of Visual Aids
Developing and Using Supporting Material
Create a vivid example, story or anecdote for academic cheating or infatuation.
Create a vivid description for a Thanksgiving turkey, a beautiful landscape or feeling
Purpose, Central Idea & Main Points
1. What is wrong with each of the following specific purpose statements?
To persuade my audience that something must be done to curb the problem of computer
theft on our campus.
To inform my audience abo
FIRST: Begin with a strong thesis/claim
Must be DEBATABLE
Must be narrow and focused
Must be one of four types
Begin with a strong DEBATABLE claim.
Example of a non-debatable thesis statement:
Pollution is bad for the environment
For the following items, identify the type of interview question that best characterizes the question.
1. What sort of work do you enjoy most?
2. Have you attended any conferences this year?
3. You say you enjoyed your
Foundations Of Communication
Importance Of Communication
o (1974) 85% of personnel officers rated comm. skills as extremely important
o (1999) 14% of each 40-hour workweek is wasted because of poor communication
between staff and mana
Basic Public Speaking Principles
7 Basic Principles
What do you want audience members to know, think, believe or do as a result of hearing
The Breakfast of Champions
Your group should have purchased or borrowed a box of cereal in the assigned category. Then, you brought
your box (it can be empty) to class. Now, work in groups to complete the tasks below.
Conduct a demograph