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Chapter 11 Real Communication by Dan O'Hare and Mary Weimann

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  • 1. Preparing and Researching Presentations Chapter 11 Real Communication by Dan O’Hair and Mary WeimannSunday, March 6, 2011
  • 2. Public Speaking This includes a speaker who has a reason for speaking, an audience, and a message that meets a purpose.Sunday, March 6, 2011
  • 3. Start with Research • Clarify the purpose of your speech! • to inform • to persuade • for a special occasion • Make a more specific purpose statement.Sunday, March 6, 2011
  • 4. Analysis your Audience • Audiences will have expectations. • Consider the characteristics and demographics of your audience. • pedestrian audience • passive audience • selected audience • concerted audience • organized audienceSunday, March 6, 2011
  • 5. The Process of Choosing a Topic • Select a topic that interests you. • Use brainstorming or clustering to help you find your topic. • Make sure you can meet the assignment requirements. • Develop a thesis statement, which conveys the central idea, and is more specific than the purpose statement. (page 335)Sunday, March 6, 2011
  • 6. Researching Information • Select a range of information from experts, laymen, statistics, and anecdotes. • Quotations can be used effectively when short and to the point. • You can make comparisons or show similarities, make contrasts, or show dissimilarities.Sunday, March 6, 2011
  • 7. Researching Information • Surveys, books, articles, blogs. • Databases and Library Gateways • Internet and Search Engines like Google, Ask, Yahoo, Bing.Sunday, March 6, 2011
  • 8. Credibility • Are you accurate with your sources? • Is your material appropriate for your topic and audience? • Are you using recent information? • Is your speech relevant? • Is your supporting material strong, influential, interesting, and believable?Sunday, March 6, 2011
  • 9. Ethical Speaking Plagiarism is stealing someone else’s words or ideas and calling them your own. Keep track of where you get your material.Sunday, March 6, 2011
  • 10. Ethical Speaking Take accurate notes for your bibliography: • type of the source • the complete names of authors • titles, subtitles • the publication date, publisher, publication city • page numbersSunday, March 6, 2011
  • 11. Ethical Speaking Be trustworthy. Be respectful. Be responsible. Be fair.Sunday, March 6, 2011

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