ERIC Number: EJ890060
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
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A Cultural Twist to the Informative Speech
Miller, Virgil R.
Communication Teacher, v18 n1 p17-19 Jan 2004
Objective: To address cultural diversity within the context of informative speaking. Type of speech: Informative. Point value: 15% of course grade. Requirements: (a) References: 3 (1 reference must be an interview); (b) Length: 5-6 minutes; (c) Visual aid: Optional; (d) Outline: Yes; (e) Prerequisite reading: Chapters 3, 18 (DeVito, 2003); (f) Additional requirements: No more than six note cards (i.e., 4" x 6") can be used during the speech. College students need to be aware of the ways in which diversity can affect their personal and professional lives. This assignment is one way instructors can assist students in realizing the inherent links between communication and culture. Additionally, this assignment provides an often much-needed refreshing change from the otherwise traditional topics students choose for informative speaking assignments. A list of references and suggested readings is included.
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Cultural Pluralism, Higher Education, Ethnic Groups, Cultural Differences, College Students, Students, Student Characteristics, Ethnocentrism, Bias, Learning Experience, Speech Communication
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A