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Shih Hsin University Oct. 8, 2007. The Art of Public Speaking & Debate (3). Chen-ching Li ( 李振清 ), Ph.D. Department of English, SHU Public Speaking and Communication (Ref. D. Zarefsky 1999: 6-11).

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Shih Hsin University

Oct. 8, 2007

The Art of

Public Speaking & Debate (3)

Chen-ching Li (李振清), Ph.D.

Department of English, SHU


Public Speaking and Communication(Ref. D. Zarefsky 1999: 6-11)

When you give a speech, you and your listeners are involved in COMMUNICATION, meaning that you interact in order to build some sort of connection whereby you can understand each other and recognize common interest. How does this happen? And how does public speaking differ from other forms of communication such as personal conversation and written essay?

Your comments/idea/understanding?

  • It’s a two-way COMMUNICATION. (Not a one-way message dissemination.)
  • The audience participates with the speaker in creating shared meaning and understanding, much the same as my teaching to you in this class.
  • The speaker’s ideas and values are tested and refined through interaction with the audience, and the listener’s knowledge and understanding are modified through interaction with the speaker. Thus, public speaking is a continuous communication process in which messages and signals circulate back and forth between the speaker and listeners.
  • Public speaking creates feedback, and the “Rhetorical Situation” will have to take into consideration. (The occasion, the speaker, the speech)

ERICSSON, Stockholm, Sweden, 1998

Public Speaking:

Planning and Presenting the Message

The act of public communication involves a transaction between a speaker and an audience. You may think that public speaking is something that you do not need to be concerned about, but this is not the case. In fact, a surprising number of persons do speak to audiences of ten or more people fairly frequently. No matter what your college major or current positions, odds are that you will be doing some type of public speaking, in one way or the other.


Preparing a Speech

1. Decide on a topic, or accept the topic assigned to you.

2. Formulate a statement of central idea (theme).

3. Collect research that develops the statement of central idea.

4. Finalize the statement of the central idea, the specific purpose, and the goal that adapts to the listeners and setting of the presentation.

5. Formulate and organize the body of the presentation so that the goal can be achieved.

6. Prepare the necessary aids, such as audio, visuals, and PowerPoint, etc.

7. Develop an introduction that previews, and conclusion that summarizes the main points of the presentation.

8. Polish the introduction and conclusion. The introduction should grab the attention of the audience. The conclusion should wrap up the presentation and clinch the purpose expressed in the central idea.


Who is going to be the Nobel Prize winner? Guess.

Al Gore is a front-runner for the Nobel Peace Prize -- if you believe some experts.

The Nobel awards being announced this week cover the range of human behavior, from peacemaking to scientific discovery to literature, yet share a tradition of mystery and wide speculation about who might win.

This year, with world attention fixed on global warming, giving a joint prize to Gore, the former U.S. vice president, and Inuit environmental activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier of Canada, could be an appealing choice for the prize committee.

Another possibility would be to honor the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The peace award is announced in Oslo, while the other prizes – medicine, physics, chemistry, literature and economics – are announced in Stockholm.

Each award carries a cash prize of 10 million Swedish kronor, which this year is worth about $1.54 million.

The announcements begin on Monday with the medicine. (AP 10/06/2007)


Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia Jan. 17 2006

The Harvard-educated economist and grandmother promised to rid her country of corruption, and set the stage for recovery from Liberia’s bitter and violent past.

Johnson Sirleaf promised Monday to unite her people. “We know that your vote was a vote for change, a vote for peace, security and stability, a vote for individual and national prosperity, a vote for healing and leadership,” she said. “We have heard you loudly.” (USA Today Jan. 17, 2006)


San Antonio, Texas 1995

Sharing our culture internationally. Cherish global communication.

Building human capacity academically. Promote Chinese culture internationally.


Develop public speaking skills with abundant knowledge and ample confidence. Go for it.

Practice makes perfect.

Oral Presentation (Evaluation)

of the

ESL Writing Class

June 15, 2005


Typhoon KROSA ravaged

Taiwan, causing deaths and devastations.


What measures should we take to protect our natural environment against the vulnerable typhoons? Also, how about global warming?

Read the article: “Global Warming and Al Gore, the Nobel Peace Prize Winner”


Your Tentative Topics to be presented in the class–Oct. 22, 2007

  • Bracing for the alarming GLOBAL WARMING and its impact on
  • deteriorating environment worldwide. What ate the strategies?

2. World peace starts from good understanding: the case of two Koreas, 2007. (Economic cooperation, nuclear weapon removal)

3. Quality Assurance of higher education in Taiwan: What is the biggest challenge? How should we improve it?

4. What is the biggest challenge of Taiwan in the wake of enhancing its international competitiveness globally? What’s the solution?

5. Is international education essential to college students and national development in Taiwan? Why?

6. Crime rate is rising in our society. How can we curb the spreading crimes?

7. Traffic safety is everybody’s business.

How can we help maintain it in Taiwan?


Drew Faust

Harvard Univ

8. The relationship between Taiwan and China is subtle. What should we do to alleviate the tension and enhance peace?

9. How can college students improve their English?

10. Mr. Wang Chien-Ming is still a hero.