Public Speaking Midterm Study Guide
Chapters 1-8, 18-19
As your textbook explains, many of the skills used
in public speaking are the same as those used in
everyday conversation. These skills include telling a story for maximum impact.
Chapter 2 Activity
1. For as long as I can remember the internet has been around. It has grown into something
bigger than I ever imagined. The fact that it continues to grow is unbelievable. I really
dont know how much more it can expand. I
According to bottled water matters.org, in 2011
Americans spent 22 Billion dollars on bottled water. This
is more than we spend on iphones and ipads. This is huge
for our economy and worth discussing.
The purpose of this speech is to refute some of the
We will now refute the other teams position by giving facts on why the
United States government should not provide a national health care plan.
This is important because there is now evidence that the United States
government is incompetent to do
How would you feel going to the Grand canyon with your family and seeing
plastic water bottles over the viewing area of such a beautiful place? Well thats what
happened to me in 2012. Now Imagine 8 football fields densely filled with water bottles,
To the Editor:
December 10th 2013
Will You Help The Less Fortunate,
This Holiday Season?
During the Holiday season do you look for ways to help those less fortunate in your
community? Many of us get so wrapped
27 October 2013
The Water Bottle Problem
Specific Purpose: The main purpose of this speech is to refute some of the main points in my
previous persuasive speech on the water bottle problem.
Thesis Statement: There
NEGATIVE CONSTRUCTIVE SPEECH
Now I will give our negative position on the claim that The United States
government should provide a national healthcare plan. We do not support this
statement and here are the reasons why.
A national health care plan is no
7 October 2013
The Water Bottle Problem
Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to use a tap water home filtration system along with
a reuseable water bottle.
Central Idea: I am here to persuade you to use a wat
PS 101 (3255)
12 March 2014
Essay on Domestic Policy
The Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare has been one of the biggest
political topics over the past several years. This is President Obama
October 19, 2010
Run for cover
In the coming apart stages of relational development, avoiding is the stage right before
termination occurs. According to the textbook, Looking out, looking in, the definitio
October 26, 2010
Its a win, lose situation
Aggressiveness, complaining, and argumentativeness are all types of disagreement.
According to the textbook, Looking out, Looking in, aggressiveness is the most d
October 5, 2010
Are you listening?
Selective listening is just one of the many types of ineffective listening. In the textbook,
Looking out, looking in, selective listening is defined as hearing and respon
September 21, 2010
In our everyday lives, it is easier to point fingers at another person, rather than take
responsibility ourselves. In the textbook, Looking out, looking in, I langu
Find one chapter from our textbook that you found most valuable. Tell
me why you thought this chapter was important (was it easy to
understand, did it translate well into your own life, help explain others
September 22, 2015
My topic will be about the legalization on gay marriage as well as the effects on other
I want to focus my attention on the most recent incident which is the Kentucky cler
August 30, 2015
Herrick, Argumentation, Chapter 3, Exercise C
Homework Instructions: Scan, standardize, and diagram the even-numbered arguments:
2. A) Even though opposition to cloning human embryos is heard fro
September 8, 2015
I believe an argument that has some unreason is the argument that Donald Trump should not be
president because of his racial remarks amongst Mexicans. I believe the argument provides litt
September 1, 2015
Virtue can be found in many forms of evidence. Songs being a very symbolic and
excellent example in which virtue is existent. Songs can serve as encouragement to us when we
feel that a cert
August 25, 2015
2. Value: Because , the Lexus LS is the best automobile currently on the market.
4. Value: State lotteries are morally una
October 4, 2015
Homework Assignment 9 Herrick, Argumentation, Chapter 12: Exercises A and B Follow
the instructions for the even-numbered problems in each exercise. Due 10/5.
A. Identify the strategies of definition-
October 18, 2015
Homework Assignment 11 Herrick, Argumentation, Chapter 10: Exercises A, B, C, and D
Follow the instructions for the even-numbered problems in each exercise. A. For each of the
Comm-104-Catergorial Argument November 9, 2015
o End term (D) + Middle Term (U)
All TV news anchors are articulate speakers.
o Middle Term (D) + End Term (U)
All articulate speakers can adapt to u
December 2, 2015
Reasoning by Analogy
o Similarity between separate cases.
o Literal analogy (parallel cases)
We license drivers; therefore we should license gun owners.
Evidence case: Drivers requirements.
Conclusion case: Gun owner
What are Emotions?
o Physiological Changes
o Nonverbal reactions
o Cognitive interpretations
o Verbal expression
o Reappraisal- rethinking the meaning of emotionally charged events in ways that
alter their emotional impact.
Comm 103- Ch.7: Listening
The Nature of Listening
o The Importance of Listening
o Listening Styles
o Listening Defined
o Hearing vs. Listening
o Mindful Listening
o Mindless Listening
o Task-Oriented Listening:
Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships
October 26, 2015
o Im looking for a meaningful relationship.
o Our relationship has changed lately.
o The relationship is good for both of us.
o This relationship isnt working.
Why we form relationship