Essay about Speech Communication Learning Objectives

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Chapters 8-14 learning objectives

Chapter 8:

1. Clear organization is vital to speechmaking. Listeners demand coherence. They get only one chance to grasp a speaker's ideas, and they have little patience for speakers who ramble aimlessly from one idea to another. A well-organized speech will enhance the credibility and make it easier for the audience to understand the message. 2. The tips discussed for preparing main points are:
• Keep main points separate.
• Try to use the same wording for main points.
• Balance the amount of time devoted to main points.
3. The four major types of speech connectives are transitions, internal previews, internal summaries, and signposts. Using them effectively will make the speeches more
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Four devices for creating rhythm are parallelism, repetition, alliteration, and antithesis. Parallelism is the similar arrangement of a pair or series of related words, phrases, or sentences. Repetition is the use of the same word or set of words at the beginning or end of successive clauses or sentences. Alliteration is the repetition of the initial consonant sounds of close or adjoining words. Antithesis is the juxtaposition of contrasting ideas, usually in parallel structure.
5. Why public speakers need to use inclusive language and identify five ways they can do so.

Although the subject of inclusive language is complex and controversial, a number of inclusive usages have become so widely accepted that no aspiring speaker can afford to ignore them. They include avoiding the generic "he," dropping the use of "man" when referring to both men and women, refraining from stereotyping jobs and social roles by gender, avoiding identifying personal traits that are unrelated to the topic, and using names that groups use to identify themselves.

Chapter 12:

1. Good delivery is important to successful speaking.

Speech delivery is a matter of nonverbal communication. It is based on how we use our voice and body to convey the message expressed by our words. We can't make a good speech without having something to say, but we

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