What is boxing Plato's shadow??


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Public Speaking Benefits

• Academic – speaking skill – Critical thinking – Writing – Campus involvement • Career – Interview – On the job • Personal – Community engagement – Confidence in social situations

Transactional Communication

• Sender • Receiver • Frame of Reference • Message • Channel • Noise (internal, external, social, org., physio.) • Context

In History…

• Public Speaking has been taught for thousands of years • Greece & Rome – Pub. Speaking played central role in education & civic life – Aristotle’s


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What is boxing Plato’s shadow??


• • • • Strategy – Adopt a listener-centered mindset – Abide by the topic choice assigned by instructor – Meet minimum time Structure – Use a simple thesis – Have two main points in the body Support – Incorporate one simple visual aid – Use a brief narrative – Cite research sources Style – Practice – Use a conversational tone – Aim for eye contact with at least half the audience (all of the audience if you want an A!)

Stage Fright!!!

• Avoid a performance orientation (adopt a communication orientation) – Focus on the needs of the audience – Communicate – Impart ideas on the audience • Keep your audience in communicate mode, not performance evaluate mode

Tips for Nervousness

• Turn nerves into energy • Be prepared • Sleep and eat well • Avoid caffeine • Breathe deeply prior to speaking • Take a walk

Understand yourself as a speaker

• Take note of the Table on the second page of the book… • Also take note of Table 6.3

– Evaluate your Strategy, Structure, Support & Style • Your manual also has self evaluation sheets • Update your fears and solutions notes!