Chapter 1 Introduction to Public Speaking

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Shonda V.
Public Speaking 1101

Chapter 1

1. Why are communication skills important to your career?

* It helps you to organize and speak clearly to others, which will build your confidence.

2. Name 5 personal benefits of a public speaking course.

* You learn how to speak to an audience.
* You learn skills that apply to one-on-one communication. * You develop the oral communication skills that are prize in the job market. * You learn in an ideal environment for gaining experience and building confidence. * You can make a contribution to the live of other people.

3. What are the seven elements of the speech process?

* A speaker creates a message and sends it via channel to the listener, who interprets it and sends feedback via a channel to the speaker. Interference is whatever impedes accurate communication. The situation refers to the time and place in which communication takes place.

4. Why is speaking not necessarily the same thing as communicating? * The speaker speaks about the concern or issues in order to convey a message to the listener. Communication is to provide information.

5. If there is a contradiction between the verbal and non-verbal components of a speaker’s message, which components is a listener likely to accept as the true message?

* Non-verbal components of a speaker’s message are what a listener is likely to accepts.

6. If communication fails, who is to blame - the speaker or the listener? * The speaker is to blame, due to the objective of conveying the message or speech in a way that the listener understands.

7. What two channels are most frequently used for classroom speeches? * The main channels are auditory (your voice) and visual (gestures, facial expressions).

8. What are the 3 types of interference?
* External - comes from outside the listener. (someone coughing, people talking loudly) * Internal - come within the listener. (listener being hungry or sick)...
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