Lecture 1 Speaker encodes Receiver decodes Public speaking situation o 1. Communicative purpose (intent) o o Inform Persuade Entertain (convey a feeling, not always a good one)
2. Uninterrupted f loor time 3. 2 + listeners
Immediacy effect: message delive
28 January 2016
Cheetahs vs. Hippos for Africa's Future
In Cheetahs vs. Hippos for Africas Future, George Ayittey, a Ghanaian economists,
discusses how Africas governments are keeping their people in poverty. Ayitt
Masks of Burkina Faso
Many Cultures use Masks
Traditional Masks of Burkina Faso
Photo by Jerry Thompson
Photo by Leo Frobenius
Styles Differ by Region
Photos by Cristopher R
"You are the most important person in the room"
Lectures become "information products"
In person listening declining => losing tremendous power of listening (feeding off
each other, the speaker and listener)
Listeners are less motivated to listen to lectu
A combination of its statement (claim) and proof
1. Fact (not necessarily right or wrong)
a. Broccoli is high in fiber
a. Broccoli is good for you
a. You should eat your broccoli
Audience Interest Levels:
1. Casual (potential audience)
a. EX: Free samples =>
having to listen to
b. EX: safety talk on airplane
=> zone out
a. EX: someone trying to sell
you something you need
a. Impressed an
Public Speaking Situation
1. Communicative intention/purpose: having the intention to communicate for social
interactions convey information, persuade/influence someone, to entertain
2. Uninterrupted speaking time: formal, informal inter
Classical Music by Owais Khan
Attention getter: Bach cello suite no. 1 Prelude 25 sec. clip.
I Ludwig van Beethoven once said, Music is the wine which inspires one to new
generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious w
Summary of Topics Covered in Philosophy 1
G. J. Mattey
March 17, 2014
I. Ethics and Political Philosophy
Socrates. The unexamined life is not worth living, and wisdom is the key to the best possible life,
which is that with the healthiest possible state o
Study Guide CMN 1
1) The Rhetoric of Aristotle: Ethos, Logos, Pathos
Ethos Speaker credibility
Power that comes from the credibility of the speaker
Good sense: Intellectual: knowledgeable about material they are presenting
Good character: Moral: speaker
Evidence (DATA)-(CLAIM) Fact, value, policy ; <-(QUALIFIER)
Claim a statement, that may require proof.
Different kinds of claims:
1. Fact something is or is not true. Brussel sprouts are good for you because they ar
4/25/16 CMN 1
A speech designed to persuade is one where our intent is to change our audiences mind or behaviors.
Persuasion Increasing our audiences commitment to our central idea. Persuasion works incrementally.
Audience Interest Lev
Requires Scantron 50 Q on front, 50 Q on back
Ceremonial Speech Speaking to entertain
Speaking to entertain = causing our listeners to feel something. (Epideictic Speaking speaking
Expressive speeches situations where people come gather to h
5/9/16 CMN 1
FINAL Identify fallacies like the bandwagon fallacy. You do not need to name, just identify.
Bandwagon if everyone is doing something, it doesnt necessarily mean it is a good idea.
The so-what question: why study/care about rhetoric
Rhetorical Exigence/Rhetorical Situation: The art and study of human discourse. Practicing and
studying discourse/communication so we can get better at it.
Lloyd Bitzer good rhetoric
a. Comes int
Introduction: Summary of Ted talk
A. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a contemporary Nigerian novelist.
B. The Danger of a Single Story highlights cultural misunderstandings and
generalizations due to only hearing a single story.
C. Talks about personal exp