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Comm 1500 Week 5 Notes

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Comm 1500 Week 5 Notes Comm 1500-001

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Introduction to Human Communication
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Comm 1500, Clemson University
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Date Created: 02/04/16
Notes  from  Comm  Lab   The  Office   1. Delivery  Methods  Dwight  used:   a. Nonverbal—Gestures,  body  language,  hitting  things   b. Verbal—Yelling,  very  passionate,  NO  filters,  repetition,  eye  contact,   had  meaningful  quotes   2. Delivery  Techniques  Dwight  Used  Unsuccessfully:   a. Copied  someone  else’s  speech,  no  direct  connection  between  business   conference  and  war  (metaphorical?)   3. Most  Important  Delivery  Techniques:   a. Gestures  and  body  movement,  enunciation,  tone  inflection     Organizing  &  Outlining  Speeches     • Introduction  of  Speech   o Arguably  the  most  important  part—sets  the  tone  of  your  whole   speech!   o Should  grab  the  audiences  attention   o Should  include  specific  purpose,  or  thesis  statement   o Should  be  relevant  (don’t  include  attention-­‐getter  that  has  nothing  to   do  with  your  topic)   o Should  establish  relevance  to  the  audience   • The  Body   o Contain  2-­‐3  main  points  (established  in  introduction)   o The  best  part  of  speech  to  incorporate  your  sources   o Main  points  should  be  SAME  from  introduction   o Support  main  purpose  of  speech  (your  thesis)   o Include  transitions  between  points,  should  provide  flow   • The  Conclusion   o Must  be  memorable!   o Remind  audience  of  what  they  should  be  thinking  about   • Citation   o Use  APA   o On  Blackboard,  two  helpful  sources   o     Notes  From  Comm  Lecture     • Source  of  Communication  Apprehension:   o Fear  of  Failure   o Especially  in  front  of  witnesses   o Want  to  put  your  best  foot  forward   • Everything  in  life  is  only  good  for  you  if  you  can  control  it   o Baptists  believe  alcohol  can  control  you   o Food  controls  us   o Even  things  that  are  good  for  us  only  good  if  we  can  control  it   ▯ Addiciton   • 3  Stages  of  Stage  Fright   1. Physically:    Produce  adrenaline   a. Body  has  to  use  adrenaline  somehow  so  hands  shake,  lips   quiver,  heart  rate  increases   2. Mental:    Brain  works  so  fast  it  goes  into  overtime  and  can’t  focus   a. You  lose  your  train  of  thought   b. Try  to  clear  your  head   c. Don’t  break  poise—Freaking  out  when  you  lose  train  of   thought   d. Maintain  control  and  poise   3. Emotional   a.  You  hate  yourself  after   b. Impression  becomes  better  the  further  you  get  away  from  it       • How  to  Control  Stage  Fright   o Prepare   ▯ How  much  is  enough?   ▯ Prepare  as  best  as  you  can!   ▯ More  mental  than  actual   o Incorporate  Movement  Into  the  Speech   ▯ Staged  Movement—To  provide  transition   • Center  of  stage  is  the  strongest  point   o Look  at  the  Audience   ▯ Eye  Contact   ▯ Empathy—“I  know  exactly  how  you  feel”   • Help  you  relax   o The  Audience  is  Your  Best  Friend   ▯ Talk  to  the  Influencer     ▯ Know  how  to  read  an  audience   ▯ The  audience  wants  you  to  be  successful   o What  happens  to  you  is  a  million  times  worst  to  you  than  the  audience   ▯ People  don’t  notice  all  your  mistakes   o Sike  yourself  up   ▯ “It’s  no  big  deal”   ▯ All  it  is  conversation      


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