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Three reasons why we need a public speaking class?

Everything communicates, The number one skill employers seek, An essential skill for college

What are Four types of Communication?

Dyadic, Small Group, Mass Communication, public speaking

What are Aristotle's Canons of Rhetoric?

Invention, Arrangement,Style, Memory, Delivery, Oratory

What does Oratory mean?


What are the six ethical ground rules for Public Speaking?

Dignity, Integrity, Trustworthy, Respectful, Responsible, Fair

We listen selectively

No two listeners process information exactly the same

What are the four common obstacles in listener attentiveness?

Inattentiveness and distractions, Defensive listening, Laziness and overconfidence and missed one

What are the two types of distractions?

External and Internal

3 Ways to practice active listening?

Set listening goals, Get rid of external noise when possible, Put away objects that distract

We listen at

90-200 Words per minute

We think at

500-600 words per minute

3 Basic types of speeches?

Informative Persuasive Ceremonial

What are the 4 things that good introductions do?

Get the audience's attention and willingness to listen, Previews the topic, purpose and main ideas of the speech, Establishes credibility and Motivates the audience to accept your goal

What are some good things to remember about main points?

Use purpose and thesis statements as guideposts, Keep to 3 main points, Restrict each main point to one idea, Express as a declarative sentence, Use parallel form

Words, phrases, or sentences that tie speech ideas together and allow the speaker to move smoothly from one point to the next


Use transitions between

Main and supporting points.

What are some good things to remember about conclusions?

Alert the audience the speech is coming to a close, Use signpost words and phrases, Summarize the main points, Reiterate the topic and purpose, Challenge the audience

What are the three types of sources?

Secondary, Primary, and Source Data.

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