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Developing Your Speech
Communication Model Additional Info
The Power of the Receiver: Using Screens to control information flow
1) Property. You own your attention and can store it wherever you wish. You have CONTROL.
1. When to use
- Visual Design and execution are important
3. Presentation Aids may and should increase the clarity of the speech.
A. May or can supplement abstract messages with sensory representations
B. Enhance understanding
C. Add authenticity
D. To add variety
E. Increase attention
F. Renew attention
G. For transitions
H. To improve delivery
I. To create or increase lasting impact
J. Neat, attractive, well thought our aids enhance credibility
2. Presentation aids are almost mandatory in most presentation settings
A. Keep audiences focused and interesting
B. Entertain or answer What’s In It for Me
C. Media society is use to multiple media I inputs and images
D. Greeks identified visual or presentation aids as a primary element of communication
- Kinds of aids available are limited only to your imagination
- Objects and Models
- Graphics or graphic visual aids
- Know when to use each type illustrated in the text
- Select only what best assists in accurately illustrating or supporting your point.
- Sketches or diagrams offer simplified explanations or representation
- Maps are good for special
- Graphs make statistical information more understandable
- Charts provide summaries of processes and relationships
- Textual Graphics are lists of phrases, words or numbers
- Photographs and Pictures have advantages and disadvantages
- Media For Presentation Aids
- Flip Charts
- Posters (use stock or board to keep stiff, non distracting and easy to see
- Poster Boards (same idea)
- Chalk board (not counted as aid in your COM 110 speeches, but may be used as needed or desired).
- Computer Generated
- Substantive presentation takes priority over any and all presentation tools
- Presentation Presentation Aids should adhere to the basic principles of design
- Visible to the entire audience
- Easy to read and understand by the entire audience
- Emphasize the central idea or main points of the presentation
- Pleasing and balanced to the eye (or ear)
- Sourced. Site sources for information presented on or for the images used in a presentation aid (ethical and legal responsibilities).
- Selection, preparation and use of presentation aids takes time and planning
Ethic include use of presentation aids
- Truthful and non-harmful (declaimer or do not use if harmful).
- Should not take the place of other evidence or support for claims.
- Alert audience if any images have been altered
- Does the image represent an underlying truth?
- Is there a valid reason for its use?
- Has the image been manipulated, and if so by whom, why and does it remain truthful?
- Context. Does it hold up in context? Has it been taken out of context?
- Be healthily skeptical about images and other presentation aids
Review and Reinforce Skills and Benefits
- Has great value in current and future life
- Ability to speak well is the mark of an educated person and the mark of competence in a field.
- Compose Meaningful Messages
- Compose coherent Messages
- Adapt to a Situations
- Adapt to Audience, Group or Market
- Conduct Responsible Research
- Conduct Academic and Balanced Research
- Argue and Engage in Opposing Viewpoints
- Develop Critical and Constructive Listening Skills
- Vital in societies that promote open and democratic deliberation
- Vital in societies with capitalistic or market economies
- Vital for philosophical, theological, sociological, anthological or psychological study and discussion.
- Forward Progress
Review and Reinforce Tips for Success in this Course
- It’s only a class
- It will help me in life
- I can help others in class
- I will do the best I possibly can
- Complete all assigned readings
- Seek out additional readings
- Web CT
- Other text books
- Library research
- Class Participation
- As student
- As audience
- As team member
- Invest time on Speech Development
- Time will pay off in grades and learning experience
- Start working on speeches now
- Plan your time and time use
- Think of this as learning how to be a self learner
- Research and written material must be quality and academic
- Polish speech
- Do not be afraid to change topics or change the speech
- Get so that you do not need note cards (Extemporaneous)
- Review Feedback
- Listen in class
- Listen to audience
- Listen to instructor
- Make your own notes or observations
- Couch things is a positive light
- Critique is not meant to hurt
- Criticism in a critique is to help
- Positive comments help you to build on what you do right
- There is no wrong, only things needed to be polished or learned.