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Public Speaking

Week 1

Our #1 Fear

Then why torture us?

Question Time Greet a Peer

Ask a peer to describe a time in which they worked as part of a team and completed a project well.

Ask a peer what their greatest fear of public speaking is. COPY THIS DOWN.
Tell a peer what your weakest of the ten qualities is.

Public Speaking vs. Conversation -Differences

Nonverbal communication is important Uses formal language Roles of listener and speaker are defined and static

Nonverbal communication is less important

Uses casual language

Roles of listener and speaker are fluid & interactive

Public Speaking vs. Conversation -Similarities

Both attempt to verbalize thoughts Both must be adapted to suit listening audience

The Communication Process

I. Definitions: Source: the public speaker is the source of the information or ideas. It is his job to encode or translate the ideas & images in his mind into verbal or non-verbal symbols.

Message: the public speech itself both what was said and how it was said.

Channels: a message is transmitted from sender to receiver through two channels: visual and auditory. The audience sees nonverbal symbols (eye contact, facial expressions, hand movement) as well as graphs, pictures & other visual aids. The audience also hears the words and their inflection, tone & rate.

Receiver: the individual members of the audience who are decoding the message of the source. His understanding of this message will rely on a blend of his past experiences, attitudes, beliefs and values.

Noise: interference with the communication process. External noise is physical; internal noise is physiological or psychological.

Feedback: verbal or nonverbal responses sent from the audience to the speaker. Nods, facial expressions and murmurings of the audience are examples of feedback.

Context: the environment or situation of the speech itself. It includes time of day and place.

Speaking with Confidence

Causes of Nervousness
Your view of the assignment Your self-esteem Your self-image

Physiological feelings

The best way to conquer stage fright is to know what you're talking about.
Here are the facts.

You will feel more nervous than you look. The adrenaline rush can result in a more dynamic speech Everyone is nervous to some degree. There are only two types of speakers in the world. 1. The nervous and 2. Liars. - Mark Twain

Stage Fright: What To Do About It?

What you learned today

Did You Learn Anything?

Test 1

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