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COM 201 Lecture 1: Public Speaking Notes (09/01)

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Oakland University
COM 201
Catherine Jostock

Types of Communication ● INTRApersonal- occurs within the self (thinking, assigning meaning to messages and events) ● INTERpersonal- occurs between 2 individuals ● Group- occurs between 3+ people, involves a leader ● Public- occurs between speaker and audience ● Mass- society wide communication (large audience, uses technology) i.e. Oprah talks about her favorite book Most audience members are not known to the sender (not everyone knows Oprah) Most moving messages (ex: through tv and radio) Receives the lowest amount of feedback ● Big IDEA: the bigger the form of communication, the less feedback Smcr model of communication ● A model used to explain the process of communication ● Consists of Source (encodes/originator) message (information conveyed) channel (5 senses) and receiver (decodes) ● Includes encoding and decoding ● Overcoming noise (could be actual noise, language barrier) Async Feedback is when the source sends a message and the receiver can not send a response back. (Oprah can talk to you through the tv, you can't talk to Oprah through the tv) Noise ● External noise- perceived by the senses (actual noise) ● Internal noise- within the speaker (when someone is thinking about something else while you’re talking. That little voice in your head is too loud) ( biological changes, feelings of nervousness, negative changes) ● Semantic noise- misunderstanding between speaker and audience due to culture, language, or pronunciation. (a french speaker trying to speak to a chinese speaker) Glossophobia ● Public speaking is listed as one of the top fears (it's a condition) ● Glosso (tongue in greek) phobia (fear or dread) ● Associated with stage fright
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