ERIC Number: ED210728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Speech Class Unit: Effective Briefing Skills Used on the Job.
Shulman, Gary M.; Cahn, Dudley D.
Teaching a unit on effective briefing techniques early in a basic speech class can develop in the student a sense of time consciousness, verbal conciseness, objectivity, appreciation for documentation, and logical organization. Briefing in this sense is a type of informative speech in which selected and compressed information is presented to one's superiors or other important listeners whose time is valuable and limited. An understanding of briefing is gained by considering a competitive intercollegiate debate. Although intercollegiate debate involves other facets such as debate strategy, some of the speech behaviors common to debate are useful in briefings. At the end of a unit on briefing, students will be able to (1) distinguish briefings from other forms of oral presentations, (2) describe two different types of briefings, and (3) prepare and present information and decision types of briefings. The content of the unit should include preparation for the briefing (analyzing the listeners and occasion, researching the subject, organizing the presentation, and rehearsing the presentation); types of briefings (information and decision); formats for briefing; and evaluation of briefings. (The paper includes a list of learning experiences for which briefing techniques are useful and important.) (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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