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  • Introduction to Public Speaking Introduction to Public Speaking
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  • Agenda IntroductionsIntroductions Overview of the Course SyllabusOverview of the Course Syllabus Introduction to Public SpeakingIntroduction to Public Speaking
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  • Introductions
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  • Introductions Give the following information about yourself using the five fingers on your hand: Thumb name something you re good at or something you need luck with this quarter; Pointer say where you re headed, your direction; Middle tell the others something that makes you mad; Ring name someone or something special to you; Pinky state something to remember you by.
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  • Let s take a look at our course syllabus
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  • Introduction to Public Speaking Introduction to Public Speaking A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. -- Old Chinese Proverb
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  • Why Study Public Speaking? Get in groups of 3 or 4 and brainstorm some reasons;Get in groups of 3 or 4 and brainstorm some reasons; Time: 2 minutesTime: 2 minutes
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  • Why Study Public Speaking? EmpowermentEmpowerment Gives you an edge; The ability to stand up and say what you think in front of others; Audition for Leadership: Every time you have to speak whether it s in an auditorium, in a company conference room, or even at your own desk you are auditioning for leadership James Humes (former presidential speech writer).
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  • Why Study Public Speaking? EmploymentEmployment Communication skills are rated as the top employment factor by personnel managers in the US and internationally. 1 st Factor Sought by Employers 2 nd is Writing Skills
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  • Benefits of Public Speaking Skills Throughout your lifetime, the ability to prepare and deliver effective presentations will benefit you:Throughout your lifetime, the ability to prepare and deliver effective presentations will benefit you: Academically; Professionally; Publicly; Personally.
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  • Academic Benefits of Public Speaking Skills Successful students must speak and write with clarity;Successful students must speak and write with clarity; By preparing for your speeches you will also develop other skills:By preparing for your speeches you will also develop other skills: Critical thinking Effective listening; Research techniques; Cultural sensitivity; Organizational ability all necessary for enhancing learning and academic success.
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  • Professional Benefits of Public Speaking Skills Ability to make effective presentations impacts your professional growth and career success;Ability to make effective presentations impacts your professional growth and career success; Employers seek applicants who can present ideasEmployers seek applicants who can present ideas Clearly (informative speeches) Persuasively (persuasive speeches) Learning to speak is not a luxury, it is a necessity in most careers.Learning to speak is not a luxury, it is a necessity in most careers.
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  • Public Benefits of Public Speaking Skills The survival of a nation depends on whether citizens areThe survival of a nation depends on whether citizens are ready, willing, and able to speak in public. Speaking opportunities in the community:Speaking opportunities in the community: A school board hearing; Rally of social communities; Political candidates forums; Community celebrations.
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  • Personal Benefits of Public Speaking Skills Effective presentations can boost:Effective presentations can boost: your personal confidence; your perceived competence; your popularity. You will be able to express your thoughts;You will be able to express your thoughts; Most listeners admire speakers who can express their ideas clearly, justify opinions logically, and share feelings;Most listeners admire speakers who can express their ideas clearly, justify opinions logically, and share feelings; Speakers derive enormous satisfaction from their speaking experiences.Speakers derive enormous satisfaction from their speaking experiences.
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  • Public Speaking and Conversation Similarities:Similarities: Focus and vocalize thoughts; Adapt to listeners;
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  • Differences Public SpeakingPublic Speaking Planned Formal language and nonverbal communication Roles of speaker and listeners are clearly defined and stable Often involves a larger audience Conversation Spontaneous Casual language and nonverbal communication Roles of speaker and listeners are fluid and interactive Normally is carried out among a smaller group of people
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  • Public Speaking and Diversity Different expectations for appropriate and effective speech topics, argument structure, language style, and delivery.Different expectations for appropriate and effective speech topics, argument structure, language style, and delivery. A speaker needs to understand differences and adapt to diverse audiences.A speaker needs to understand differences and adapt to diverse audiences.
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