Professor: Vladimir Zvyagin
Chapter One: Review Questions 2,4,6,8 & 10
2) Name five personal benefits of a Public Speaking course.
Answer: The name of the five personal benefits of a Public Speaking course is given as bellow:
a) We learn how to speak to a public audience. Being able to stand up in front of a group of people and confidently be able to speak is a rewarding skill that we’ll need for the future. Taking this Public Speaking course will prepare us properly.
b) Learning skills that apply to one-on-one communication. The skills that can be learned from this course will also help in situations such as job interviews. This course will help us learn how to organize and present persuasive messages.
c) Another benefit of taking Public Speaking is it will help to develop oral communication skills that are very much needed in the job market. Speaking well and listening even better will prove to be beneficial. An employer is not only looking for us to be good in our field, but we’ll also need to be able to communicate successfully with co-workers and the public. Being a great communicator can also help with getting promotions.
d) While in public speaking class we’re in an ideal environment for gaining experience and building confidence. The classroom is the perfect place to develop and practice skills learned because it is a friendly atmosphere. The other students will be sympathetic because everyone is going through the same experience. Also listening to the feedback of the professor and other students will help to improve our speech, by making us aware of saying things like “um” or “huh”
e) Lastly another benefit is that by learning how to better communicate and effectively relay messages we can help to make a contribution to the lives of others. Being confident while making a toast, sharing information, or providing encouragement you can feel good and make others feel the same way, because something you may’ve said can touch o even inspire someone.
4) Why is speaking not necessarily the same thing as communicating?
Answer: Speaking is not necessarily the same thing as communicating because we can speak to a listener, but if the listener doesn’t understand our message, in the way we meant for it to be understood, we have failed to communicate it. A speaker can give information, but true and effective communication fails to take place, if listeners misinterpret the message.
6) If communication fails, who is to blame- the speaker or the listener?
Answer: Depending on the situation the blame can be on the…