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Title: Day One: Introduction to Public Speaking


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Day One Introduction to Public Speaking
  • by
  • Yana A. Cornish
  • Hamilton College

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Presentation Agenda
  • Introductions
  • Overview of the Course Syllabus
  • Introduction to Public Speaking

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Introductions
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Introductions
  • Give the following information about yourself
    using the five fingers on your hand
  • Thumb name something youre good at or
    something you need luck with this quarter
  • Pointer say where youre headed, your
    direction
  • Middle tell the others something that makes you
    mad
  • Ring name someone or something special to you
  • Pinky state something to remember you by.

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Lets take a look at our course syllabus
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Questions?
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Chapter One Introduction to Public Speaking
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a
single step. -- Old Chinese Proverb
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Why Study Public Speaking?
  • Get in groups of 3 or 4 and brainstorm some
    reasons
  • Time 2 minutes

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Why Study Public Speaking?
  • Empowerment
  • Gives you an edge
  • The ability to stand up and say what you think in
    front of others
  • Audition for Leadership
  • Every time you have to speak whether its in
    an auditorium, in a company conference room, or
    even at your own desk you are auditioning for
    leadership James Humes (former presidential
    speech writer).

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Why Study Public Speaking?
  • Employment
  • Communication skills are rated as the top
    employment factor by personnel managers in the US
    and internationally.
  • 1st Factor Sought by Employers
  • 2nd is Writing Skills

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Benefits of Public Speaking Skills
  • Throughout your lifetime, the ability to prepare
    and deliver effective presentations will benefit
    you
  • Academically
  • Professionally
  • Publicly
  • Personally.

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Academic Benefits of Public Speaking Skills
  • Successful students must speak and write with
    clarity
  • By preparing for your speeches you will also
    develop other skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Effective listening
  • Research techniques
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Organizational ability
  • all necessary for enhancing learning and
    academic success.

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Professional Benefits of Public Speaking Skills
  • Ability to make effective presentations impacts
    your professional growth and career success
  • Employers seek applicants who can present ideas
  • Clearly (informative speeches)
  • Persuasively (persuasive speeches)
  • Learning to speak is not a luxury, it is a
    necessity in most careers.

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Public Benefits of Public Speaking Skills
  • The survival of democracy depends on whether
    citizens are
  • ready,
  • willing, and
  • able to speak in public.
  • Speaking opportunities in the community
  • A school board hearing
  • Rally of faith communities
  • Political candidates forums
  • Community celebrations.

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Personal Benefits of Public Speaking Skills
  • Effective presentations can boost
  • your personal confidence
  • your perceived competence
  • your popularity.
  • You will be able to express your thoughts
  • Most listeners admire speakers who can express
    their ideas clearly, justify opinions logically,
    and share feelings
  • Speakers derive enormous satisfaction from their
    speaking experiences.

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Public Speaking and Conversation
  • Similarities
  • Focus and vocalize thoughts
  • Adapt to listeners

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Differences
  • Public Speaking
  • Planned
  • Formal language and nonverbal communication
  • Roles of speaker and listeners are clearly
    defined and stable
  • Often involves a larger audience
  • Conversation
  • Spontaneous
  • Casual language and nonverbal communication
  • Roles of speaker and listeners are fluid and
    interactive
  • Normally is carried out among a smaller group of
    people

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The Rich Heritage of Public Speaking
  • Greek and Roman Rhetoricians
  • European Clergy
  • American Patriots
  • Abolitionists and Suffragists
  • Radio and Television Speakers
  • Internet Speakers

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Public Speaking and Diversity
  • Different expectations for appropriate and
    effective speech topics, argument structure,
    language style, and delivery.
  • A speaker needs to understand differences and
    adapt to diverse audiences.

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Public Speaking and Diversity
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Culture

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Context - The Culture
Maximum Difference
Western
Italian U.S.
American White Anglo-American
Urban American
Catholic Male Dominance
Heterosexual
Environmentalist
Asian Saudi Arabian
French-Canadian African-American Rural
American Baptist Female Equality
Homosexual Developer
Minimum Difference
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Resources
  • Textbook Beebe, S. Beebe, S. (1997). Public
    Speaking An audience-centered approach. New
    York Prentice Hall
  • Internet
  • http//www.abacon.com/beebe
  • http//www.abacon.com/pubspeak/index.html

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Questions for review
  • Why is it important to study public speaking?
  • Describe specific benefits (academic, personal,
    professional, and public)
  • Describe how public speaking differs from casual
    conversation
  • How does diversity impact public speaking?

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Assignment for next class
  • Read Chapters 1 2
  • Go to one of the websites
  • http//www.abacon.com/pubspeak/index.html
  • http//wps.ablongman.com/ab_beebe_pubspeak_5
  • Write a short promotional description about the
    site highlighting each of the content areas you
    will find on the site.

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http//www.abacon.com/pubspeak/index.html
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http//www.abacon.com/beebe
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http//www.abacon.com/beebe
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Questions?
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Communication Process
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In-Class Assignment
  • Pp. 7-9 in the textbook
  • Read one of the section (will be assigned)
  • Be ready to present, illustrating each idea with
    concrete examples
  • Time 10 minutes preparation
  • Time 3-5 minutes presentation.

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Communication Process
Communication as Action.
Noise
Channel
Source
Receiver
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Communication Process
Communication as Interaction.
Noise
Channel
Source
Receiver
Context
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Communication Process
Communication as Transaction.
Sender
Receiver
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Questions?
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