ERIC Number: ED466787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
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Student Public Speaking: Creating the Confidence, Breaking through Barriers.
Schornack, Gary R.; Beck, Charles E.
As employers increase the use of teams and telecommuting in the workplace, the need for improved communication also accelerates both in written and oral modes. For oral communication or public speaking, a review of recent literature indicates this renewed emphasis, with numerous articles highlighting the need coming from disciplines ranging from accounting to science. Additionally, more and more people are incorporating technology into their presentations, breaking the limitations of projectors, screens, and flipcharts. This paper addresses the need for faculty from all disciplines to learn how to help students develop their speaking skills. To do this, the paper presents a communication model that identifies the elements of the process, then uses this model (The Rhetorical Process Model of Communication) to outline a 5-step process. Specifically, the paper addresses the following topics: (1) Background--Clarify who you are; (2) Preparation--Determine what you want to do; (3) Method--Determine how you want to do it; (4) Delivery--Present the speech with confidence; and (5) Feedback--Follow up to ensure success. (Contains a Best Practices Summary Table and a 13-item bibliography.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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