- Help students understand that communication is dynamic involving constant change and development.
- To learn, understand, apply and integrate basic communication theory models.
- Familiarize students with both the basic concepts and differences between informative, persuasive and entertainment speeches.
- Help students internalize the basic principles of delivery (i.e. impromptu, extemporaneous, manuscript, and memorized) and to fully understand how receivers perceive delivery styles.
- Increase student’s ability to become critical listeners.
- Help students understand the use of visual aids in the speech making process.
- Introduce students to the basic skills or argumentation and critical thinking.
- Give insight as to how a speaker must adapt to various audience or receiver dynamics.
- Emphasize the importance of outlining and supporting materials in the speech making process.
- To understand your relationship and ethical responsibilities to others involved in the communication transaction.
- To understand civic responsibility, personal integrity, listening skills and presentation skills.
Midterm Exam 100 points ____________
The Evolving Art of Public Speaking
Communication Anxiety – Building Confidence
READ: Chapters 1 & 2
Ethical Speaking and Listening
Storytelling and Introductions
READ: Chapter 3 & 16
Using Language Effectively
Delivering Your Speech
READ: Chapter 10 & 12
Organizing and Outlining
Beginning and Ending Your Speech
Integrating Presentation Media
READ: Chapters 11 & 13
Review for Midterm
(Chapters 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16)
Developing Your Purpose and Topic
Adapting to Your Audience
READ: Chapters 4 & 5
Researching Your Topic
Supporting Your Ideas
READ: Chapters 6 & 7
EXAM: Comprehensive FINAL