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CH 1: The Nature Of Public Speaking

CH 1

Dylan Arias

on 22 August 2015

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Transcript of CH 1: The Nature Of Public Speaking

The Nature Of Public Speech
Orality in Social-Political Life
There’s something essentially engagingly, powerfully human about speaking publicly to others.
Studying Public Speaking
What do I gain from taking a
public speaking class?
Studying Public Speaking

Fundamental skill in fulfilling the great commission (Matthew 28)
Trying new behaviors in a laboratory setting
Practicing new techniques
On friends
In various settings
Developing critical listening skills
Learning to criticize/critique other speeches
Challenge Question
Speech tends to be:
Orality in Social-Political Life
Basic Elements of the Speech-Making Process
The Speaker
The Message
The Channel/Medium
The Listener
The Context
Basic Elements of the Speech-Making Process
Ethos (credibility)
Good sense
Good will
Good morals
Ethical Responsibilities
for Speakers
Public morality or civility
To be successful, you must find some moral frame you share with your listeners if you’re going to convince them that you have their best interests at heart
Skyhook principle
To find a shared moral frame, you must be true to what you believe

The Moral of Public Decision Making
The Introduction
The Body
The Conclusion
Your First Speech
First-Time Fears Energy
Prepare ahead
Breathe slowly and deeply
Think about your ideas
Don’t let your imagination run wild
Brace yourself for the natural physical symptoms of adrenaline
Studying public speaking has social, consumer, and intellectual imperatives
Orality is central to social life and relevant to success
Oral culture is dominated by public communication

Human speech is bio-basic, depends on symbolic interaction, and uses sounds and signs
Speech training develops public identity
The speech classroom offers several benefits

Assessing Your Progress
Public speaking (communication) is integrative, redundant, traditionalist, concrete, agonistically toned, participatory, and situational
Speaking involves a speaker, listeners, a message, and a context
Listeners attribute ethos to speakers on the basis of good sense, good will, and morals
Speakers must work within moral frames of their listeners
Your first speech should contain an introduction, a body, and a conclusion
Assessing your progress
Social Imperative
Consumer Imperative
Intellectual Imperative
Agonistically Toned
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