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ERIC Number: ED085806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 10
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Some Satisfactions Derived from Public Speaking.
Hance, Kenneth G.
Personal satisfaction or enjoyment can be obtained from participation in the persuasive or informative processes of public discourse, partially because both are serious methods of attaining socially useful goals. The public speaker is challenged by the opportunity to raise his audience's level of information about a subject and to influence their judgment or action concerning a proposition. He realizes that there are principles of rhetoric and methods of communication at his disposal, including analysis and invention, arrangement, style, and delivery. The public speaker is faced with various challenges, depending on the rhetorical situation. Examples of situations include narration of facts or events, exposition of a concrete or tangible subject, exposition of an abstract or intangible subject, exposition of a decision or recommendation, and advocacy of personal beliefs. (The author cites examples of personal experiences in several of the situations, discussing two in detail.) (RN)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Speech Association (Minneapolis, April 1973)