The Rhetorical Situation Speech
What Is a Rhetorical Situation?
o Situation: when something is the matter about something that matters
o Contingent: Something that comes up out of the ordinary; needs to be
addressed, now; requires us to mobiliz
Chapter 2 Notes
o Organization: the selection of ideas and materials and their arrangement
into a discernible and effective pattern.
Objective 1: Why is Organization Important?
o The mental energy that listeners use in reconstructing a confused
Lecture #2: Developing Your Speech
o Must address a public controversy or issue
o Not pop culture/sports trivia
Unless these expose an important public issue
Good Research Habits
Read multiple sources
Make sure all the source
Lecture: The Audience & The Occasion
o The adaptation of people to ideas and ideas to people. Donald C.
Advantages to Audience-Centered Public Speaking
1. Youll make better speech decisions
2. Youll foster audience attention and goodwill