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COMM-2200 Speech & Communication [week 2] Notes

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COMM-2200 Speech & Communication [week 2] Notes Comm 2200

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Textbook: Lucas, S.E. (2015). The art of public speaking. (12th ed.). Boston: McGraw Hill.
Fundamentals of Communication
Andrew Dix
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speech & communication, The art of public speaking, 12th ed, week 2, speech, communication, oral, words, talking
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Date Created: 02/11/16
Day 2, Wednesday January 27, 2016 Dr. Andrew Dix COMM-2200(063) Oral Communication Useful Information:  A speaker can be known as an “in-coder”  A listener can be known as an “de-coder”  Professor’s Office Hours: M/W | 1-2 PM & 4-5:30 PM |  Professor’s Office Hours: F | 1-4 PM  Mid-Term Exam on 03-21-16 (March 21 ) st Chapter 2: Ethics I. What Are Ethics? A. The branch of philosophy that deals with issues of right and wrong II. Plagiarism Types A. Patchwork – constructing a speech from several difference sources and presenting it as your own B. Global – stealing an entire speech from a single source C. Incremental – occurs when a speaker accidentally fails to give credit for parts of his or her speech that were borrowed 1. To avoid Incremental Plagiarism: identify the author, year and/or source during a speech. III. Guidelines For Ethical Speaking A. Avoid name calling, abusive and vulgar languages B. Be fully prepared for each speech C. Be honest in what you say D. Make sure goals are ethically sound IV. Guidelines For Ethical Listening A. Avoid pre-judging the speaker B. Be courteous and attentive C. Maintain the free and open expression of ideas Day 3, Monday February 1, 2016 Chapter 4: Choosing a Topic V. How To Choose A Good Topic A. Select topics you know a lot about, or want to know more about B. Brainstorm for ideas 1. Topic should be manageable 2. Topic should involve listeners Chapter 5: Audience-Centeredness VI. The Psychology of Audiences A. Audience-Centered – keeping the audience in mind during every step of the speech- making process B. Questions audience-centered people ask themselves: 1. To whom am I speaking? 2. How do they feel about my topic? 3. What is the most effective way of presenting my message? 4. How can I best reach my listeners? VII. Demographic Audience Analysis A. Definition – occurs when a speaker identifies the observable characteristics of his or her listeners B. Examples 1. Age, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Racial Ethnic and Cultural Background, Religion and Group Membership VIII. Situational Audience Analysis A. Definition – occurs when a speaker focuses on how environmental factors can affect speech delivery B. Examples 1. Size, Physical Setting, Disposition toward the Topic, Speaker or the Occasion, seating arrangement Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs A. Physiological 1. Food, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Water, Sleep B. Safety 1. Security of body (no pain), employment, reliable transportation C. Love and Belonging 1. Friendship, companionship D. Esteem 1. Need for confidence, achievement, respect of others E. Self-Actualization 1. Ideal self


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