Exam 1 Study Guide
Exam 1 Study Guide COMM 145
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Ethnocentrism: one’s culture is better than another • Negative: war, Hitler • Positive: pride in culture or group 75% of communication is nonverbal, 25% is verbal The brain can process 400-800 words per minute • The average person can only say 125-150 words per minute It takes 5-10 seconds to make an initial impression It takes 30-60 seconds to make a lasting impression Frame of Reference: your beliefs/background/experiences; everyone’s life is different • Serves as a filter Communication Process: • Sender: sends message • Receiver: receives message • Message: whatever you want to communicate • Channel: carries the message (phone, TV, letter, media, video, online) • Feedback: verbal/nonverbal response from receiver to sender • Noise: interrupts the message or channel • Situation: where communication occurs Sender Receiver Encodes àMessageà Decodes Decodes ßFeedbackß Encodes Communications: Making Connections • Communication competence o Skills o Understanding • BEM determines masculine or feminine forms of communication Communication: the simultaneous sharing and creating of meaning through human symbolic interaction Communication vs. Communications • Communication: diverse situations, human symbolic interaction • Communications: delivery systems, disseminating information Why study communication? • Career development • Ethical behavior • Multicultural society • Technological society Principles of Communication: • Communication is… o A process o A system o Both interactional and transactional o Intentional or unintentional Types of Communication: • Intrapersonal: with yourself, inner dialogue • Interpersonal: with others • Small group • Team • Public • Mass and Mediated Five myths of Communication • Communication is a cure all • Quantity means quality • Meaning is in the words we use • Natural ability to communicate Improving Communication Competence • Appropriate behavior selection • Communication repertoire • Effective evaluation of communication • Communication task coordination Monochronic: view time as tangible, time is finite • Ex: the USA, time=money Polychronic: time is fluid • Relationships have time to form Informative Speech • 4-6 minutes long • intro à body à conclusion • Outline 20 points • Speech 100 points 5 topics you cannot do • Drinking and driving • Wearing seatbelts • Blood donation • Abortion • Organ donation Never have more than 3-5 main points in your body Write about something you have previous knowledge of *Must have a PowerPoint or Video for at least one of the two major speeches • No paragraphs: key words only • Pictures allowed • Video must be less than 1 minute Able to get bonus points for dressing nicely for speech days Introduction Paragraph • Get the audiences attention- first 20 seconds o Story o Joke o Quote o Etc. • Explain the topic • Preview the main points • Thesis statement Body • 3-5 main points equally distributed with information (use numbers) • Don’t include too much information, keep it simple • Transition through each point Conclusion • Signal the end of the speech o In conclusion o Now that I’m finished o Etc. • Review the main points Must have at least 3 sources and must verbally site where the information came from
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