COMM 210 Large Lecture 6 Notes
COMM 210 Large Lecture 6 Notes COMM 210
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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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