Looking back at the past couple of weeks of being a part of this speech class I’ve learned a lot about myself and the art of public speaking. During the preparation and presentation of the group projects I was able to identify many things I was already skilled in as well as many more things that needed improvement. The group I was in was made up of many people who had a variety of personalities, talents, weaknesses, and points of views. Challenges and obstacles were not something we had to search hard for but as a team we pulled through. Rearranging our schedules to meet up, helping group mates with their slide, and timing and peer editing their outline or speech were just a few ways we came together as a group to achieve our goal. Collectively brainstorming to come up with subtopics to individually expand upon and important points and details of said subtopics seemed to be the peaking of our group bond. Once we all began throwing out our ideas and suggestions I began to notice how analytically constructive and respectful we were all being toward each other. We were no longer five distant students who had been grouped together randomly but a cohesive team. For the duration of the actual presenting I noticed that even though each group had a different topic and personalized style to their presentation there was still a systematic flow they all seemed to share. The best groups were the ones who found the perfect balance between being engaging and personalized with the
President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech. What emotions do you feel while reading these speeches? What elements of the speeches evoke these emotions?
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The Gettysburg address strikes emotion in everyone, due to the who wrote it & due to the subject material. The Gettysburg address evokes happiness, sadness, & pride in our country, In the speech Lincoln makes lots of references to the was that had happened, & he also makes lots…
5 Ascetics who became his followers, the first monks.
4 Passing Sights: 1. The decrepit old man 2. Diseased man 3. Corpse 4. Calm Holy Man
3 marks of existence: 1. Anatta- meaning “no self” there is not ultimate reality within, no essence underlying existence, no eternal substratum that is truly real, enduring beyond the moment. The you that exists now is the result of a long sequence of change. 2. Anicca- impermanence – the self is real and unchanging, it too is an ongoing flow of thoughts, perception…
Research Speech Reflection
1. My Goals: My goals for this speech were to provide enough information to be able to stay in the speech time frame, give my audience a clear explanation of how Halloween was founded, and for them to understand the true meaning of Halloween when they go out and celebrate this year. I definitely reached my time frame goal because I even went over the time that I was supposed to, which is not a good thing. But it is not as bad as being under my time limit. Next speech I will…
Short Research Assignment #2
Tess Laidlaw COMM 2013 Section 2
Article of choice:
Blankenship, K. L., & Craig, T. Y. (2007). Language and persuasion: Tag questions as powerless speech or as interpreted in context. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43(1), 112-118.
In this article, Kevin L. Blankenship and Traci Y. Craig are committed to find the functions of tag questions and how does it affect persuasion in different situations. They focus on the linguistic cues provided…
freely according to conscience, above all liberties.”(Goodreads 2010) Freedom of Speech serves as the foundation of the United States’ governmental policy, which, with the establishment of the First Amendment, guarantees every citizen liberty and freedom. The first amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition…
Public Speaking Self-Reflection
July 08, 2013
Public Speaking Self-Reflection
The first assignment for this class was to create a 2 minute informative, persuasive or entertaining presentation. I chose the topic of a sales pitch for a new video game for my presentation. Putting this together was quite challenging, even though I physically did not have a audience present. It felt quite unnerving which lead to me doing this presentation about 15 times before…
Source Analysis Template
Source (A) is a (primary / secondary) source. It is a (cartoon, diary entry,
speech extract, photograph, table of statistics, etc) from (comment on the
origin of the source in as much detail as you can). It shows (describe the
content of the source in detail).
The perspective of Source (A) is that of (talk in detail about the
perspective – consider nationality, class, gender, age, politics, involvement
in an event, time source created).
Source (A) (would / would not) be considered…
In Charles Whelan’s 2011 Class Day Speech, six meaningful, yet traditionally ‟unconventional” pieces of advice, are delivered to the Dartmouth graduates. Wheelan immediately grasps the attention of the graduates when he begins by ensuring them that his commencement speech will contain distinct values, by which he states, ‟ so this will be less conventional” (par. 2). ‟Conventional,” in this context, refers to a commonly accepted speech which contains more logical appeal, reasoning and…
Arts, Language and Literature Division G-138
SPCH 1311 43012
3 credit hours
Professor: Laura Carr
Phone: (972) 860-7161 FAX (972) 860-7248
Office Hours MWF: 11:05 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. TR: 10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Class: On-line/INET Aug. 26 to Oct 17
About this class
Cooperative Learning is practiced in this learning studio. So then, what is Cooperative Learning?
1960’s. Thereafter follows some specific references to the method of pretherapy
demonstrated in our seminar presentation, which has been specifically fashioned for the person-centred counsellor. This methodology
employs a number of client reflection stages and brings the client into contact
with their surroundings. This work culminates in a composite of therapeutic
functioning upon which the counsellor can begin to build an effective and real
relationship with the client. Thus the two become…