Guide, Communication 1—Fall Quarter
Prepared by Kate Swoboda
what effective communication is.
decoding and encoding.
is the “message”?
are the general goals of public speaking?
a speaker, what is the most serious listening problem you’ll have to
is the correct sequential order of the stages of active listening? Define
and know each.
can a speaker prepare to adapt to difficulties a listener may experience in
the attending stage? Understanding stage? Sensing stage? Responding stage?
might it be good to avoid emotional appeals during the “understanding”
can speakers help listeners respond to them?
are the Four C’s of good delivery (see classical notes packet)?
is the purpose of the visual aid?
is the correct order of steps in building the introduction to an informative
you say telling a joke is a risky way to introduce a presentation? What
about telling a story? What about citing a fact?
is the focus of the conclusion?
the same way that writers indent paragraphs, speakers have _________ to
differentiate between main points.
does it mean to speak extemporaneously?
do we orally cite sources?
I wanted to tell a story would a VA be a good way to enhance it? What if I
wanted to define something? What if I wanted to give a statistic? If I were
to only use a VA to illustrate a story, a definition, or a statistic, which
one would be best served by the VA? (Answer: The statistic. I know this one
is close. But think about it—VA’s are supposed to be short enough for
someone to remember. A definition can be a little long. Stats are short and
can be retained in short term memory).
is the logical sequence of the Five Canons or Rhetoric? (This would be on
the online handout available at this site).
KNOW KNOW The Ciceronian
canons of rhetoric. Know them in the context of examples, like if Suzie
Partridge starts cursing during her presentation, which or Cicero’s canons
of rhetoric is she most likely experiencing problems with?
is the format for informative speeches?
is a claim of fact? How can it be supported?
is a claim of value? How can it be supported?
is a claim of policy? How can it be supported?
KNOW KNOW--What are
logos/ethos/pathos? What does each one appeal to?
KNOW KNOW—types of audience
interest levels (not referring to hostile/favorable here—but rather their
interest, like passive, selected, casual, etc.)
is the correct sequence from least to most interested types of audiences?
is the primary responsibility of the speaker for each type of audience
are the key elements of persuasion?
hierarchy of needs.
KNOW KNOW—the different
types of audiences (hostile, favorable, neutral) and how speakers should
best prepare for them. See lecture examples for types of things a speaker
might say that would be inflammatory for one type of audience. Look at
language—what types of language would you use with one type of audience,
versus another. Try practicing by choosing a topic and thinking of examples
of how the topic could be presented to different types of audiences. E.g.,
how would each different type of audience respond to a persuasive speech
designed to get them to become vegetarians? What about to stop smoking?
Think of different examples. This is a heavy “example based” section
(meaning, there are not definitions, but you’re asked more to put it into
is the rhetorical approach to communication?
who do not know rhetoric…”