NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing 1 to 15 of 16 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Janack, James A. – Communication Teacher, 2021
Courses: Persuasion, Marketing, Advanced Public Speaking, Argumentation. Objectives: The aims of this assignment are to introduce students to the concept of data mining as a tool for audience analysis and to improve students' ability to adapt a message to a specific audience.
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Marketing, Public Speaking, Communication Skills
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Seroka, Laura – Communication Teacher, 2021
Students are challenged to write papers and give oral presentations across disciplines. Yet, the audience for students often remains the same: college personnel and classroom peers. Communication classrooms are ideal places to learn about and practice audience adaptation, specifically modifying content for different audiences, contexts, and…
Descriptors: Audiences, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Multimedia Materials
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Haugen, Jenna; Lucas, Kristen – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Public speaking, business and professional communication, group communication. Objectives: This activity will introduce Monroe's Motivated Sequence as a way to organize persuasive arguments; improve students' ability to deliver presentations with consistent content, voice, and style; and improve team-based delivery skills.
Descriptors: Sequential Approach, Communication Skills, Group Activities, Public Speaking
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Berkelaar, Brenda L.; O'Connor, Erin A.; Schneider, Claire M. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Large-lecture; public speaking, business, professional, and technical communication; sales and marketing courses; courses with team-based projects. Objectives: To provide opportunities to develop public speaking skills, especially in large-lecture courses; to improve public speaking endurance; to improve students' abilities to give…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Communication Skills, Skill Development, Large Group Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Berry, Marcia – Communication Teacher, 2018
Courses: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, Introduction to Communication Studies, Business Communication. Objectives: The goal for this activity is not only to provide students with an understanding of their initial, derived, and terminal credibility when relating a personal, edifying story but also to…
Descriptors: Credibility, Perspective Taking, Teaching Methods, Audience Awareness
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Herakova, Liliana – Communication Teacher, 2017
Courses: Public Speaking, Storytelling, Performance Ethnography, Oral Interpretation, Language and Communication. Objectives: The aims of this class exercise are: (1) To engage in a collaborative creative process of developing a story/topic from a simple idea to deepening the relationship with the audience through vivid and evocative language; (2)…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Language Usage, Class Activities, Teaching Methods
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Gan, Ivan – Communication Teacher, 2015
Orators of folk literature and nursery rhymes entertain, inform, and persuade their audiences through the straightforward plots in those genres. Because nursery rhymes recitations usually happen in groups, they help children acquire the mechanics of oral communication and promote communal bonding. Although nursery rhymes have a simpler form than…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, Childrens Literature, Nursery Rhymes, Teaching Methods
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Lawrence, Samuel G. – Communication Teacher, 2015
A fundamental challenge that all public speakers face is getting and keeping the attention of audiences. Because audiences absorb large amounts of talk with little chance of taking the floor, the potential for inattentiveness and boredom is significant. In conversational interchanges, the brief duration of speaking turns and regular transfers of…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Audience Awareness, Audience Analysis, Class Activities
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Jones, Kevin T. – Communication Teacher, 2015
Teaching students to understand the importance of audience analysis can be challenging. In fact, many public-speaking texts suggest methods for engaging audience analysis that is not always practical or possible (e.g., polling audiences before you speak to them). One practical way of understanding audience analysis is to see it at work in the text…
Descriptors: Audience Analysis, Speeches, Presidents, Educational Practices
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Marietta-Brown, Ashley – Communication Teacher, 2011
As one of the foundations of persuasion, fallacies should be included in the teaching of persuasive speaking. It is important that speakers avoid misleading their audience as they have an ethical responsibility to tell the truth and avoid misleading information. If discovered, fallacies in messages can damage the credibility of the speaker and…
Descriptors: Television Commercials, Persuasive Discourse, Communication Skills, College Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Cohen, Steven D. – Communication Teacher, 2011
In communication courses, instructors frequently define the term "anecdote," explore the various types of anecdotes, and then encourage students to use anecdotes in their speeches. However, instructors do not often spend time teaching students "how" to construct memorable anecdotes. As a result, many students present weak anecdotes or choose not…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Personal Narratives, Rhetoric, Public Speaking
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Procopio, Claire – Communication Teacher, 2011
In this assignment, students are asked to promote a communication course to potential majors by making a short advertisement, effectively using persuasive techniques and audience analysis. The focus on communication course offerings compels students to consult the university catalog and research the communication curriculum, opening up the…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Public Speaking, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Leopold, Lisa – Communication Teacher, 2010
Digital media story-telling (which enhances traditional oral story-telling with images, music, and text) has been a focus of recent scholarship for its potential to produce numerous educational benefits. Through digital media storytelling, students' imagination, creativity, critical thinking, writing, public speaking, and organizational or…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Educational Benefits, Audiences, Media Literacy
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Stokes-Eley, Stephanie – Communication Teacher, 2007
Student-led chapter presentations provide an excellent opportunity for instructors to evaluate a student's comprehension of the assigned chapter, as well as the student's ability to present and convey information in a public forum. Although several instructors realize the benefits of requiring students to complete chapter presentations either as…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Audiences, Experiential Learning, Learning Processes
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Pulaski, Michelle M. – Communication Teacher, 2007
Objective: To allow students an opportunity to speak publicly on the first day of class while becoming familiar with fellow students. The activity encourages students to examine the perceptions and stereotypes they have about one another by blindly guessing certain characteristics about their partner. By participating in the exercise, students…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Course Objectives, Audience Analysis, Anxiety
Previous Page | Next Page ยป
Pages: 1  |  2