COM 1010 Lecture 1: Introduction to public speaking

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LECTURE ONE: INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING
Benefits of the Course:
o Benefits of the Course:
Skills for speaking in public
Skills that apply to one-on-one communication
Skills that are prized in the job market
Experience and self-confidence
Making a contribution to others
o Power of Public Speaking
Way of making ideas public
Importance for career
Importance for civic engagement
Speech Communication Process
o Speech Communication Process
Is speaking and communicating the same thing?
If yes, how are they the same?
If no, how are they different?
What is communication?
Communication is defined as sharing of thoughts, ideas, and feelings so
they are understandable to others.
o The Communication Process
Speaker
Listener
Message
o Channel:
Primary auditory
Secondary - visual
o Feedback:
Verbal
Nonverbal
o Interference / Noise:
External
Internal
Speaker generated
o Situation/Environment:
time, place, physical and social surroundings, social context
o Frame of Reference
Beliefs
Attitudes
Values
Background (e.g. education, gender, race, hometown)
Experiences
Everythig filtered through listeer’s frae of referece
No two people have same frame of reference
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