Comm210 Week 7 Notes
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Comm210 WEEK 7 Communication in Group Settings Chapter 15 Iclicker Questions 1. What type of example is best when your audience has no experience? HYPOTHETICAL 2. Listening to several Doctors talk about the dangers of drinking soda at a health conference is what type of group speech? SYMPOSIUM ______________________________________________________________________________ 1. Types of Team Presentation Panel, Symposium, forum, group a. Panel: i. Small group with different experiences/perspectives ii. Discussion in front of an audience iii. Spontaneous/ conversational b. Symposium: i. Several individuals speak on related topics ii. Chair/moderator that introduces speaker and topic iii. Respondent or critic 1. Evaluates argument iv. Formal and time restricting c. Forum: i. Audience can ask questions ii. Follows a panel or symposium iii. Call/response or Q/A session d. Group: i. Team of speakers presenting one speech ii. Presenting findings or deliberations 1. Have strong introductions, transitions, and conclusions 2. Working in Groups a. Synergy i. The product is greater than the sum of its parts ii. Two levels: (help with effectiveness and stability) 1. Task level a. Goals of assignment b. Roles: i. Initiator 1. Lays out initial idea in group ii. Opinion seeker 1. Makes sure everyone’s voice is heard 2. Social level a. How group members interact b . Roles: i. Encourager 1. Makes everyone feel successful ii. Harmonizer 1. Removed interpersonal conflict within group b . Group Roles i. Task leader 1. Helps set goals and create plan 2. Analytical and communicates articulately 3. Asks for ideas from others ii. Central Negative 1. Argues points 2. Instigator that works group up 3. Helps investigation and keeps group moving towards the best goal possible iii. Tension/stress reliever 1. Sensitive, provides comfort 2. Understands interpersonal timing 3. Monitors tension in group and keeps group on task iv. Information provider 1. Most shared role in group speech 2. Knowledgeable of subject 3. Beyond trivial facts, actual pertinent/relevant information of topic v. Socioemotional leader 1. Wellliked, supports others, the “cheer leader” of the group 2. Ability to empathize with other / Peacekeeper 3. Balances with Task Leader 3. Group Speech Format a. Forming b. Storming i. Understanding the goals c. Norming i. Applying the goals d. Performing i. Achieved/completing goal e. Adjourning i. Appreciate and recognizing group effort 4. Good vs. Bad of Group Speeches a . Good: i. “two heads are better than one” b. Bad: i. “too many cooks in the kitchen” ii. Group Think 1. When everyone agrees, nobody agrees 2. Do not be the “yes” man 3. Challenge statement, creates conflict, starts real thoughts 5. How to work in a group a. Determine roles early b. Work as a safety net c. Familiarize yourself with members introductions and conclusions
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