Communication and Presentation Skills An Introduction to the course Introduction • Introduction/Course Outline • Recommended Textbook • Hourly/Final Exam Pattern Introduction • Contact: ▫ A.Nadeem10@ymail.com • Yahoo Forums: ▫ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/szabist_commun ication_presentation 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 stating: 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 presentation. Speaking in Public Chapter One Introduction • 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 mankind. • “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 delivering 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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