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Communicating Effectively Worksheet
Answer the following questions, using information from this week’s readings. Respond to each question in 100 to 200 words.
1. Briefly explain the seven elements of the speech communication process. How do these elements determine a speech’s success or failure?
Speaker- The person who is presenting an oral message to the listener.
Message- What a speaker communicates to someone else.
Channel- The means in which a message is communicated.
Listener- The person who receives the speaker’s message
Feedback- The messages, usually nonverbal, sent from a listener to a speaker.
Interference- Anything that impedes ...view middle of the document...
Also, by giving my undivided attention to the speaker, I will be able to give an effort to understand the speaker’s point of view on a subject.
3. Compare the four methods of delivering oral presentations. What are the benefits and drawbacks of each?
|Reading verbatim from a |Reciting a memorized text |Speaking impromptu |Speaking extemporaneously |
|manuscript | | | |
|BENEFITS: |BENEFITS: |BENEFITS: |BENEFITS: |
|Having word for word to read |Remembering what is to be said |Little or no preparation |Carefully prepared and practiced with |
|to an audience | | |just a set of notes |
| | | |Spontaneity and directness |
| | | |Adaptable to many situations |
| | | |Precise control over thought and |
| | | |language |
| | | |Conversational quality |
|DRAWBACKS: |DRAWBACKS: |DRAWBACKS: |DRAWBACKS: |
|Pause in wrong place |Trying to remember word for word |No preparations to deliver |I found this is the best method of |
|Read too quickly or too |Gazing off trying to recall what was |a prepared speech |oral presentations and did not locate |