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Comm 1500

by: Hannah Stephens

Comm 1500 Comm 1500-001

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These notes cover what was discussed in class weeks 1-4.
Introduction to Human Communication
Eddie Smith
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Intro to Communication, Clemson University, Comm 1500




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Date Created: 01/29/16
Managing  Stress  Anxiety     • Causes:   o Simply  feelings  of  uncertainty,  unease,  and  nervousness;  it   does  NOT  indicate  that  something  bad  will  happen   o These  feelings  develop  and  our  bodies  react  with  physical   changes  (increased  heart  rate,  sweating,  nervous  habits)   • Ways  to  Combat  it:   o Practice!    Good  delivery  develops  over  time   o Remember  you  are  not  alone!    Not  only  is  everyone  else   nervous,  but  we  all  want  you  to  do  well   o Imagine  it  going  well   o Stay  busy  before  you  go  up  to  speak   • More  Tips:   o Reframe  public  speaking   o No  matter  how  bad  you  feel  your  speech  went,  it’s  never   actually  that  bad  in  reality   o Even  if  you’re  nervous,  chances  are  most  of  us  don’t  tell     Speech  Delivery     • Delivery  Type   o Extemporaneous  Style—Practiced,  but  not  rehearsed.     Conversational   o Nonverbal  Delivery   ▯ Personal  Appearance  (Comfortable)   ▯ Body  Movement  (utilize  your  space,  don’t  tense  up)   ▯ Gestures  (conversational)   ▯ Facial  Expressions  (reflect  meaning)   ▯ Eye  Contact  (makes  connections)   o Verbal  Delivery   ▯ Vocal  Inflection   ▯ Tone   ▯ Speaking  Speed   ▯ Volume   ▯ Avoid  vocal  fillers  (ahms,  umms,  you  knows…)   ▯ Use  concrete  language   ▯ Incorporate  metaphors   ▯ Include  meaningful  quotes   ▯ Use  ‘you’  language  and  be  inclusive   ▯ Repetition  (Phrases  and  Themes)   ▯ Provide  Defenitions     Communication  101     • It’s  a  cycle   • Feedback   o Positive—“Yes  I  understood”   ▯ Direct  or  indirect—i.e.  everyone  becomes  quiet  and   focused  indicator:    everyone  is  listening   o Negative—Not  listening/understanding   ▯ Direct  (person  walks  away)  or  indirect  (person  sleeps   in  class)   o Fake—Act  like  you  know  what’s  going  on  when  you  don’t     • Interference      (also  called  noise  or  barriers)   o Semantic—When  words  are  a  distraction   o 2  Types  of  Barriers   ▯ External—Things  that  you  can’t  help   ▯ Internal—Things  inside  of  us—emotions  (i.e.  jealousy,   anger)   • Even  a  positive  emotion  is  negative—i.e.  love   • 3  Keys  to  Communication   1. We  must  speak  the  same  language   a. British—American   b. American—American   c. Both  have  language  differences   2. Must  be  able  to  relate   a. Have  similar  experiences   b. Men  and  women,  age  gaps,  North  &  South   3. Has  to  be  a  willingness  to  communicate     Connecting  with  Your  Audience     • Delivery  and  Topic  go  hand-­‐in-­‐hand   • Delivery  goes  both  ways!   o Sender—Message—Receiver   o Make  eye  contact   o Nod   o Smile     o Go  beyond  hearing—listen!    


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