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Communication and Presentation Skills

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									Communication and
Presentation Skills
An Introduction to the course
• Introduction/Course Outline
• Recommended Textbook
• Hourly/Final Exam Pattern
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Recommended Textbook
• The Art of Public Speaking, Stephen E. Lucas,
  10th Edition, McGraw Hill, 2009.
• E-Book available
Hourly/Final Exam
• Hourly
 ▫ Class presentations/assignment/MCQs
• Final Exam
 ▫ The final exam will consist of group presentations
 ▫ Supported by written reports drafted by each student
    How they will incorporate the materials provided in the
     course to prepare their presentations
      Sight specific examples of the integration of the course
       content with the preparation and final delivery of the
Speaking in Public
Chapter One
• Public speaking: An Introduction
• Similarities and Differences between Public
  speaking and Conversation
• Public speaking and Critical thinking
• The Speech Communication Process
Public Speaking: An Introduction
• Public speaking has been used as a vital tool of
  communication since the early years of
• “One who forms a judgment on any point but
  cannot” explain it clearly, “might as well never
  have thought at all on the subject” (Pericles).
• Many men and women around the globe have
  spread their ideas and influenced people
  through public speaking. (Can you think of any?)
Public Speaking: An Introduction
• Public speaking is a useful skill that can come
  handy for any individual at any point of their
  life, be it professional or personal.
• What scenarios can you think of where public
  speaking skills could be a useful aspect to have?
Similarities between Public Speaking
and Conversation
1.   Organising your thoughts logically.
2.   Tailoring your message to your audience.
3.   Telling a story for maximum impact.
4.   Adapting to listener feedback.
•    Hypothetical Situation:
 ▫    Addressing the school board about the need for a
      special teacher
Differences between Public Speaking
and Conversation
1. Public speaking is more highly structured
2. Public speaking requires more formal language
3. Public speaking requires a different method of
Dealing with Nervousness
• Acquire speaking experience
 ▫ Fear of the unknown, something new
• Prepare, prepare and prepare!
• Think positively
 ▫ Be optimistic, not pessimistic
• Using the power of visualisation
 ▫ Visualise yourself in the scenario you have to be in
• Know that most nervousness is not obvious
Speech Communication Process
Class Activity
Daily Class Activity
• Every Student needs to look up a prominent
  public speaking figure, who belongs to any
  context (Historical, Celebrity, Political etc.)
• You will research on the personality and extract
  a part of any of their speeches and present it in
  class, with the idea that YOU are the actual
  personality and present it in the same manner.

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