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COM 101 Week 1

by: Carmyn L Watkins

COM 101 Week 1 COMM 101

Carmyn L Watkins
Ivy Tech Community College
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These are the notes from Chapters 1&2 that were given in class.
Fundamentals of Public speaking
Justin Guild
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Date Created: 08/02/16
Week 1 Chapters 1 & 2 COM 101 NOTICE: These notes are my interpretation of our lectures. Though my notes will cover some parts of the readings that I found interesting and important, they will not cover everything you need to do the assigned readings on your own. These notes are for if you miss a class or show up late, or even if you forgot to take notes. Thanks! Carmyn L. Watkins First, we talked about the different types of communication. -Intrapersonal Communication: Anything that you say or think to yourself. It’s a conversation with no one else just you. This can also be viewed as basic psychology. -Interpersonal Communication: A conversation between you and another person. You’re connecting with someone, maybe your mom or a friend. -Small Group Communication: Consists of 3-15 people. Maybe a family deciding where to eat for dinner, or a group of friends discussing if they enjoyed the movie they just saw. -Public Communication: This is what our class is, when you speak in class it is public communication. Public communication usually consists of 15 people or more. This is also called large group communication. -Mass Communication: This is speaking to a massive crowd. Whether it’s the president at his inaugural address or the weather man talking about yesterday’s tornadoes. These are usually through radio, television, newspaper, etc. As you move down the line of these forms of communication you can start to understand how broad the field of communication really is. More people = More structured = More formal. You aren’t going to talk to the president the same way you talk to your mother. For this next example we were told in class to reference Figure 1.4 on page 17 of the textbook. I have done my best to recreate how I viewed this was broken down. Message s This involves sending and receiving information and its 4 behaviors -Language: Communicate a message, how to put your thoughts and feelings into words Audience/Rece -Space: How do you use the area around you Speaker/Se to send a message iver nder -Gesturing: How is your tone when you speak? Do you use your hands a lot? -Sexuality: Consists of culture and gender. Message s Perceptual Process- -Sense -Organization, try to find patterns, what you see and hear -Interpretation/evaluation, draw a conclusion This process that we just learned about is interdependent, connected, meaning that if you removed a part of it the whole thing would fall apart. For example: if you removed your gesturing or tone from your speech it would be very flat and boring. Public speaking is audience centered meaning that you have to acknowledge the audiences expectations of why they came to listen to you before, during, and after your speech. You can’t fall flat in the middle and expect the audience to still give you their 100%. Content- the what, what are you saying to your audience? Context-where are you? This also includes the level of people listening to your speech, your physical space, this can also extend to your audience, you aren’t going to talk about how gay marriage is wrong to the LGBT community. Relational- who? What is your relationship with the audience? Moving into Chapter 2 This chapter covers speech anxiety and how to overcome that so you can properly give a speech even if you’re scared to do so. Anxiety= Fear of the Unknown The more you speak publicly the more comfortable you are going to be at it over time. Always talk about things that you know, you’ll be much more comfortable talking about something that you already knew about before you researched the topic. Also, answering questions the audience has will be easier. Always practice your speech, prepare and plan it early and practice it as much as you can. Ask your friends to listen to you; they can give you feedback if they enjoyed it or what you could change. Do your speech in front of a mirror; watching your movements will help you realize what body movements you are making and what is appropriate for your speech. Practicing your speech will help you present your speech and will help you earn a better grade. Illusion of transparency- most people think that if they’re nervous other people will notice how nervous they are. If you point out how nervous you are sure the audience is going to judge you on that, if you think confidently and speak confidently the audience will respond to that confidence. This is the end of the notes I have prepared for chapters 1 & 2 I will upload notes every week! See you next week and don’t forget your homework!


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