Public Speaking as Public Dialogue. Cindy L. Griffin Colorado State University Public Speaking Online Lecture Series February 26, 2003. Overview: Public Speaking As Public Dialogue. What is public speaking as public dialogue? Service learning Invitational speaking Benefits.
Cindy L. Griffin
Colorado State University
Public Speaking Online Lecture Series
February 26, 2003
An Ethic of CivilityCare and concern for others, the thoughtful use of words and language, and the flexibility to see the many sides of an issue.
To engage in a public dialogue is: torecognize the speaker and the audience are equally important, that both have opinions, feelings and beliefs
Reinforces an audience-centered approach:to acknowledge your audience by listening to the unique, diverse, and common perspectives of its members before, during and after the speech.
Understand that culture has a powerful affect on communication
Service Learning:takes students out of the classroom, applies the concepts taught in the classroom to the outside world, and engages the material in hands-on ways.
SampleTopic: Neighbor to NeighborGeneral Purpose: To informSpecific Purpose: To inform my audience about the programs offered by Neighbor to Neighbor.Thesis Statement: Programs offered by Neighbor to Neighbor include mortgage counseling, rental assistance and transitional housing.Main points:I. Mortgage counseling. II. Rental assistance. III. Transitional housing.
Invitational speaking is:a type of public speaking in which a speaker enters into a dialogue with an audience in order to clarify positions, explore issues and ideas, or articulate beliefs and values.
You see the audience members as holding valid perspectives and positions that are worthy of exploration.
Recognize that the views of the audience, although different from the speaker’s, have inherent value.
Recognize that the members of your audience are experts in their own lives, or that people know what is best for them and have the right to make choices about their lives based on this knowledge.
You invite an audience to see the world as you do and to understand issues from your perspective.
You attempt to engage your audience in a discussion about an idea, concern, topic, or plan of action.