Comm Ch.10

The flashcards below were created by user ElaineT on FreezingBlue Flashcards.

  1. Think of a lecture as an informative speech. What approach can you take to learn more from the speech?
    • 1. Focus on the lecture's thesis
    • 2. Listen for the lecture's main points
    • 3. Listen for examples, stories, anecdotes, or other illustrative material
    • 4. Pay attention to the lecture's conclusion
    • 5. Review your notes as soon as the lecture is over
    • 6. Provide important feedback
  2. What is an informative speech?
    Speeches in which the speaker shares information rather than attempting to sway listeners' attitudes or actions.
  3. 5 Types of informative speeches according to focus
    • Speeches that focus on:
    • 1. objects
    • 2. processes
    • 3. concepts
    • 4. people
    • 5. events
  4. Speeches that focus on objects
    Something that is visible to the human eye

    ex. parts of a flower, mountain scene, corvette
  5. Speeches that focus on processes
    Explain the steps in how something is made, works, or is done
  6. Speeches that focus on concepts
    Speeches that help your audience understand ideas, especially philosophies, theories, ideologies, principles, or beliefs.
  7. Speeches that focus on people
    Speeches that help the audience understand ideas, especially philosophies, theories, ideologies, principles, or beliefs.
  8. Speeches that focus on events
    Speeches that discuss particular occurrences either historically or in present time.
  9. Speeches of explanation
    Speeches that explain and typically help the audience understand an idea, concept, or process
  10. Speeches of definition
    Speeches that focus on helping your audience understand what a concept, process, or event means
  11. Speeches of demonstration
    Speeches that concentrate on showing how a process is accomplished
  12. Speeches of description
    p. 214
    Speeches that rely on mental pictures created by strategic use of pictorial language and are most likely used with speeches that focus on objects, events, and people
  13. Briefing
    A short presentation in an organizational setting that focuses on a process, event, or person
  14. Chronological pattern
    The chronological pattern organizes ideas according to time
  15. Spatial pattern
    The spatial pattern organizes ideas according to how they are situated in a physical space
  16. Topical pattern
    The topical pattern uses an interrelated set of subtopics directly related to the speech topic
  17. Two ways of becoming and effective and ethical informative speaker
    • Analyze and respond to their audiences
    • Employs the public speaking principles to understand the value of informative speaking for college, career, and life
  18. Ways of becoming an effective speaker
    p.220, 221
    • Be clear by clearly expressing your thoughts, crafting a clear informative purpose and employing accessible language
    • Be accurate using the most current, correct, and up-to-date information in a speech
    • Be relevant  by linking your topic to your audience
    • Be creative  to engage your audience
    • Generate Interest Keep your topic interesting and engaging
    • Be Ethical by avoiding information overload, underload, information shaping by avoiding slanting information to frame the perspective of your audience about your topic
  19. How does public speaking create and sustain communities? 3 ways
    • Immediate Community
    • Local Social Community
    • The Larger Social Community
Card Set
Comm Ch.10
Communications Ch.10
Show Answers