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COMM 110, Lecture 5

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COMM 110, Lecture 5 COMM 110

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COMM 110 by Prof. Mark Meister, 9-28-2015 Lecture Notes
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Mark Meister
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Date Created: 09/30/15
COMM 110 9/28/2015 This Week  Mass Lecture – chapter 4 &5  Small group – informative speech workday  Online quiz === Do today and get out of the way? Chapter 4 – Audience analysis  Why analyze audience? o Keep their interests in mind, so you deliver what they want  How to analyze the audience? o Use conventional wisdom – intuition – general impressions – demographics etc.  Gender  Age  Ethnicity  Economic status  Occupation – knowing when people  Education -  Worldview – political affiliation – religion – etc.  Physical characteristics o How to determine audience stance on these given categories?  Observation – talking/listening  Group identification – recognizing groups of people with similar demographics  Interviews – talking with someone to determine their stances in a category  Questionnaires – asking specific questions about a given topic o Analyzing the situation  Check the audience size and adjust appropriately  Small audience – know names – eye contact with most people  Large audience – can’t know names – can’t look at whole audience  Projection – lots for large group, less for small groups  Checking the physical environment  Adapting to things like room temperature and room size  Background noise  Occasion  Funeral speech vs. graduation speech (tone)  Appropriate speech length – usually shorter  Time  Again, shorter is usually better  Importance  Don’t over play your own role as the speaker  Listening as the speaker / audience o Speaker - Noticing the audience’s reception of the speech COMM 110 9/28/2015  If they are enjoying it, keep going  If they are not enjoying it, try to wrap it up o Audience  Suspend judgements about speakers  Focus on the speaker as a source of information  Concentrate your attention on the speaker  Listen to the entire message  Focus on the values/ experiences you share with the speaker  Focusing on the main ideas  Focus on the intent as well as content  Beware of your listening intensity  Remove or ignore physical distractions  Chapter 5 – finding information and supporting your ideas o Library resources o Interviews  Don’t overuse  Schedule early and be polite during interview  Have a specific purpose and be prepared with questions o Personal experience  Remember to keep these citations relevant  Is the info too personal or too much information o Evaluating Sources  Clear? – Grammar, sentence structure, etc.  Verifiable? – other sources concur  Competent? – is the author well equipped to write on the topic?  Objective? – is the author clearly biased?  Relevant? – does the author’s writing relate to your topic? o Citing resources  USE APA STYLE  REMEMBER TO USE “REFERENCES” PAGE – NOT WORKS CITED  Three places to cite each reference  Bibliographic – AKA reference page  Internal reference ( in the final outline)  Oral citation o Title / type or publication o Author o Date  Supporting ideas  Testimonies – lay – expert – celebrity  Examples  Narratives  Surveys  Numbers and statistics  Analogies  Definitions COMM 110 9/28/2015 Next week Mass lecture: exam review Small group: informative speeches Online: study for exam


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