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COMM-130, Week 4 Notes

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COMM-130, Week 4 Notes Comm 130

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These notes cover Ch.10 and what will be on Wednesday's Exam.
Essentials of Public Speaking
Deven Cooper
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Comm130, communication, Psychology
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Date Created: 09/17/16
COMM­130: Essentials of Public Speaking  Ch.10 Intro Bodies and Conclusion Lecture Notes  ­Effective public speaking: ­Speech practice: verbal, nonverbal. ­Speech preparation: research, organize, support. ­Public speaking foundations: speech purpose, topic selection, audience analysis. ­Introduction: first thing an intro must have is an attention getter: material used to capture the audience’s attention/interest in the beginning of a speech.  ­Attention getter: ex. humor/jokes, starling quote/regular quote, statistic, poll of audience, rhetorical question/question, performance, tell a vivid story, facts, props, reference to  the occasion, build suspense, reference to previous speakers. ­Introduction: ­Signal your thesis or central idea is the next step. ­Thesis: a single sentence that expresses the aspect of your topic, it should convey your  topic, should not be vague, should not be in a form of a question. ­Show your audience why they should care. ­Do not ramble on, on a topic. ­Give the audience enough to wet their appetite. ­Establish credibility/ethos: ­Initial credibility: gained at beginning of speech. ­Derived credibility: gained during a speech. ­Terminal credibility: gained at the end of a speech. ­It can be explicit or implicit. ­Explain your knowledge. ­Natural roadmap is time to create. ­Preview statement: a brief statement of the main points in order. what you are going to  be talking about. ­Three main points. ­Tell in the exact order and a preview statement. ­Body:  ­Body: the part of your speech where you present your main points, support it with  examples, narratives, testimony’s, and materials. organize your thoughts. ­Should be FIRST portion of speech written. ­Choosing main points consider these things: ­The purpose of your speech. ­General purpose: perform, persuade or entertain. ­Specific purpose: what you want the audience to get from your speech. ­Keep people’s attention. ­Main points tell a story with sub points. ­Arranging your speech: ­Spatial pattern: topics are arranged in order of their geographical location or proximity. ­Chronological: topics are arranged based on time sequence of past or present, how to  do things or history. ­Causal: speech is arranged based on cause and effect order. ­Topical: when a diverse of main points exist under an umbrella topic. ­Connectives: word or phrase that connects the ideas of a speech and shows the  relationship. ­Transitions: ­Signpost: a word or phrase within a sentence that helps audience understand where  you’re going. ­Conclusion: ­Transition to your conclusion, ex. in conclusion or a sum up of entire speech creatively. ­Summarize your main points: ­Include each main point in your summary. ­Highlight your thesis: restate what should have been the central idea and the  corresponding specific purpose. 2 ­Restate the importance of the topic to the audience. ­Make your speech tie into your introduction. ­Conclude with a quote, story or memorable statement­ all materials used should be  relevant to the speech, end with some kind of relevant message or quote to the  overall theme. ­Impromptu speech: your interpretation of the quote, can’t be wrong it’s your  interpretation. 3


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