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1 Public Communication Introduction to Public Speaking

2 Public speaking is… A form of communication in which a person talks face-to-face to a relatively large audience, speaking in a fairly continuous manner.

3 Deciding on a topic & a purpose… Topic should be… Significant Timely interesting

4 Purpose… The type of speech you give determines your purpose…

5 To Inform… Purpose… Tell Explain Describe Clarify Define Demonstrate Concept Process Event

6 To Persuade… Strengthen Change Influence Confirm Attitudes Beliefs actions

7 To Promote Social Cohesion… Promote a feeling of cohesion Unity community

8 3 main purposes of public speaking… Inform Persuade Promote Social Cohesion Choose and focus on main purpose… All 3 purposes may overlap…

9 Preparing and Presenting… Choose a topic Define the purpose Narrow the topic Write a statement of thesis (What you want your audience to learn or believe when you are finished speaking.)

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