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How you choose to send the message?

How you choose to send the message?


School: Clemson University
Department: Communication
Course: Introduction to Human Communication
Professor: Eddie smith
Term: Fall 2015
Tags: Comm, Comm 1500, Comm Lecture, Eddie Smith, Math, Calculus, and english
Cost: 50
Name: Comm 1500 Lecture. Exam 1 Study Guide
Description: This study guide is a combination of the weekly notes from Prof. Smith's Comm 1500 lecture class, from January 13th, 2016 until the most recent class, February 13th, 2016.
Uploaded: 02/14/2016
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COMM 1500­1501

How you choose to send the message?

Eddie Smith

Chapters 1, 7­10


Communication – Sending information to other people in such a way that those people  receiving that information can receive it, understand it, and respond.

∙ Can be written, spoken (verbal), and non­verbal

∙ Person sending the information encodes it, person receiving the information decodes it Message – The idea being sent

Channel – How you choose to send the message

Feedback – The response

∙ Types of feedback:

o Positive – Indicates you understand; can be direct or indirect

o Negative – Indicates you don’t understand

How audiences operate?

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o Fake – Act like you understand, but don’t have a clue

Communication Essentials:

1. Speak the same language 

2. Similar experiences in life – ability to relate to each other

3. Willingness to communicate – desire


Communication Apprehension

∙ Stage Fright – most common form of communication apprehension

o Afraid of failure, want to be successful

o Not liking negative attention, liking positive attention

o 3 ways stage fright affects you

 Mentally – too much material in mind, “blanking”   look away from  → audience (look at notes if focusing too much on audience)

 Physically – adrenaline   start shaking →

How you put together a speech?

 Emotionally – begin to doubt yourself and/or your speech

o Steps to avoiding stage fright

1. Preparation ­ mental and actual

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3. Look at the audience

a. Empathy – “to feel along with”

b. Need to feel audience’s empathy

o Audiences “come equipped with a filter”

 They tend to see only what they want to see

o No big deal

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Audience Types:

1. Hostile – “they hate you”

2. Friendly – “they love you”, don’t actually listen to you 

3. Apathetic – aka ‘indifferent’, neither like nor dislike you, rather be somewhere else Dealing with each type of audience:

Apathetic – make it so interesting or important that they have to listen

Hostile – easiest to deal with; they will actually listen to you

→ Find the point of common agreement

“Yes response” – if you can get a person to say ‘yes’ to you 5 times, they cannot say ‘no’ to you (2.10.16)

How audiences operate:

∙ They have a personality – usually built from person’s strongest personality ∙ Polarization – audience and speaker moving closer/farther from each other ∙ Peer Pressure – move closer, tend to do what the audience wants you to do 

∙ Audiences can’t turn – no offending the audience (religion, politics, etc.) o Demographics – background of the audience

How you put together a speech:

1. Choose a topic

a. Talk about things you already know about

b. Things that you like 

c. Make sure it’s appropriate 

d. Something fit within a time frame

2. Determine Objective

a. Inform

b. Inspire

c. Persuade

d. Explain

3. Thesis – statement on what the speech is about

a. Ask yourself questions

4. Intro 

a. Get attention

b. State purpose

c. Understanding of what is to come

d. Good transition into the speech 

5. Conclusion

a. Get attention

b. Restate purpose

c. Let audience know you’re about to be done 6. Practice

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