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COMM 210 Large Lecture 6 Notes

by: Kinsey Sturgeon

COMM 210 Large Lecture 6 Notes COMM 210

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Notes on working with a group
Fundamentals of Public Communication
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communication, speech, COMM 210
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This 5 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kinsey Sturgeon on Monday February 22, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to COMM 210 at Ball State University taught by Denker in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 14 views. For similar materials see Fundamentals of Public Communication in Communication Studies at Ball State University.

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Date Created: 02/22/16
February 22, 2016  Midterm o Chapters 1-7 & 11 o Monday, 2/29 @ 2pm – Sunday, 3/6 @ 5pm  Extra credit o Presidential election 2/25 o 8:30? on CNN Communication in Group Settings  Hypothetical example is best when your audience has no experience  Types of team presentations o Panel  Small group  Typically differ in experience/perspective  Discussion (obviously) in front of an audience  Spontaneous  Conversational o Symposium  Several individual speak on related topics  Chair or moderator  Respondent or critic  Don’t go over time!  Unprofessional o Forum  Audience can ask questions  Follows a panel discussion or symposium  Call & response  Q & A session o Group presentation  Team of speakers  Findings or deliberations  Intro, transitions, & conclusion  Whole group on stage  Working in groups: is it good? o Synergy  Get more out of your group!  Synergy: it’s not just a marketing phrase o Product is greater than the sum of its parts o “Megazord” effect  Working as a team gets more than you thought  Working in groups o 2 levels  Task level  Initiator  Opinion seeker  Social level  Encourager  Harmonizer o Both help with effectiveness & stability  Group roles 2 o Task leader  Helps set goals and create agendas  Can analyze problems well  Has certain communication qualities and is articulate  Asks for ideas from others o Central negative  Plays devil’s advocate  Instigator  Helps obtain best possible answer o Tension reliever  Sensitive to timing  Creates comfort  Doesn’t lead the group off task  Pays attention to the tension in the group o Info provider  Most shared role  Knowledgeable of things that pertain to group  Uses intelligence to fight enemies of the group o Socio-emotional leader  Well liked  Supports others  Empathizes with others & is a peacemaker  Provides a good balance to the task leader  Now what? o Maybe you know the date but now what do you do? 3  Forming  Testing boundaries  Getting to know each other  Storming  Clear on purpose & expectations of the group  Norming  Data collection  Practice  Writing outline  Performing  Performing the speech  Adjourning  Say thank you to group members  The good vs. the bad o Good  “2 heads are better than one”  Pride in work o Bad  “Too many cooks in the kitchen”  Groupthink  It’s easy to agree with the majority  When everyone agrees, good ideas go to waste  Why it happens: o It saves time 4 o It prevents real thought o It avoids conflict  How to work in a group o Determine your roles o Work as a safety net  Have each member become a content expert o Familiarize yourself with your member’s intros and conclusions in case of emergency o Remember  You are a team, not a group of individuals  PRACTICE AS A GROUP  DON’T STEAL THE THUNDER 5


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