Unit OneOverview of Public Speaking ---- as a Tool of International Communication
Section One • Importance of Public Speaking • Objectives • Class Requirements • Students’ Responsibilities • Icebreaker Activity • Assignments
Importance of Public Speaking • Public Speaking is a Way of Making your Ideas Public and of Influencing other People. • Public Speaking as a Tool of International Communication
Introduction of the Course • The basics and core of public speaking: “a good person speaks well”. • 1. To improve your ability to write effective English public speeches. • 2. To improve your ability to deliver English public speeches • 3. To improve your skills of intercultural communicative competence. • 4. To improve your ability to think critically • 5. To improve your ability to listen effectively to public speeches • 6. To improve your ability to utilize research skills and strategies.
Class Requirements • Grading • Class Arrangement • Group Division
Grading Assignment Proportion of Final Grade • Introductory Speech 15% • Informative Speech 20% • Persuasive Speech 25% • Other Speeches, Assignments &Participation 15% • Final Exam (paper work) 25%
Class Arrangement • The course is divided into 3 parts, each of which culminates with a major speech assignment: • Introductory unit: week 1-6 • Informative unit: week 7-11 • Persuasive unit: week 12-16 The written form of these speeches will be handed in as a part of your final grade.
Audience analysis • Topic choosing • Information collection • Structuring and outlining • The use of language and visual aids • Delivery
The classes during this period encourage more discussion both within groups and in the whole class. • The discussions are directed and focused on the knowledge impartment.
Students Responsibilities • Arrive on time for class. If you arrive late during a speech, do not enter the classroom until the end of the speech. • Listen attentively to the speeches from your classmates. Show them the courtesy and attention you expected from them when you speak. • Turn in speech outlines and other written works on time. • Being in class without fail when you are assigned to speak.
Icebreaker Activity • Make speeches on the topics chosen
Assignments • Read Chapter 1: speaking in public (p3-13) • There will be a quiz on Chapter 1 at the next class meeting.
quiz • 1. rhetoric • 2. intercultural communicative competence • 3. frame of reference • 4. feedback • 5. what are the 7 elements in speech communication process
Section Two • Public speaking and intercultural communicative competence • Public speaking and critical thinking • Public speaking and conversation • Seven elements in the process of speech communication
Public speaking and intercultural communicative competence • 1. requires thinking and acting in ways that acknowledge and respect cultural diversity. • 2. be alert to how cultural factors will affect responses to your message. • 3. don’t devalue your own culture. • 4. combine Chinese heritage and English public speaking skills to maximum advantage.
Public speaking and intercultural communicative competence • Show and discuss Yang Lan’s speech in support of China’s bid to host the 2008 Olympic Games. • Analyze the speech as directed in Ex 5, No.4&5. focus class discussion on how Ms. Yang’s speech illustrates the speech communication process and the principles of effective public speaking .
Public speaking and Critical thinking • A matter of logic • Being able to spot weaknesses in other people’s arguments and to avoid them in your own. • Skills such as distinguishing fact from opinion, judging the credibility of statements, and assessing the soundness of evidence. • Ability to see clearly the relationships among ideas. • Reorganize the old ideas and produce new insights. • Logical and cohesive thoughts • Clear and accurate thoughts
Public speaking and conversation • Similarities • Differences
Seven elements in the process of speech communication • Speaker • Message • Channel • Listener • Feedback • Interference • Situation
Public Speaking in Your Careerpage 15 • After graduating from college, you accepted a job at a local consulting film. Knowing that you took a public speaking class in college, the head of the human relation department has asked you to participate in a company-wide workshop on communication skills. The director wants you to discuss the value of public speaking and the relationship between public speaking and everyday conversation. Prepare a 1-2 minute speech with a focus on these two subjects.
Assignments • Read Chapter 2: speaking confidently and ethically.(p17-31) • There will be a quiz on Chapter 2 at the next class meeting.