Public Speaking class. Youve done these every week – you know what is expected.
Given that this is course is taught exclusively on line, you need to read and understand material that is presented.
Please read Chapters 11 & 12 as indicated on the syllabus and then submit the five most important items found in each chapter. Large essays are not necessary; responses should contain enough content for the instructor to know comprehension of material is achieved.
Essays are not expected. Robust bullet points are acceptable. Please be thoughtful as you craft your bullet points in your own words
Introductions Matter: How to Begin a Speech Effectively
The Importance of an Introduction
The introduction for a speech is generally only 10 to 15 percent of the entire time the speaker will spend speaking.
This means that if your speech is to be five minutes long, your introduction should be no more than forty-five seconds.
10 to 15 percent of your speech can either make your audience interested in what you have to say or cause them to tune out before you’ve really gotten started.
Five Functions of an Introduction
Gain Audience Attention and Interest
One of the biggest mistakes that novice speakers make is to assume that people will naturally listen because the speaker is speaking.
While many audiences may be polite and not talk while you’re speaking, actually getting them to listen to what you are saying is a completely different challenge.
If you do not get the audience