Com 218 Week 1 Communicating Effectively Worksheet

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University of Phoenix Material 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 five choices speakers can make. How do these elements determine a speech’s success or failure? The five choices a speaker can make are invention, arrangement, style, delivery, and memory. Invention is producing materials through analysis, research, and judgment. Arrangement is organizing materials for the main idea, the connections between the main idea and the body of the speech, and connecting the main idea and body to the conclusion. The style is how the speech is delivered to make it memorable. Delivery is presenting the speech in a message with the audience not to the audience. Memory using techniques to help the audience remember the speech after it is over. Making the right choices with these elements would determine if a speech is successful because each element give the speaker the opportunity to adapt to the audience’s needs. 2. What role does the delivery method (e.g. online, video conferencing, face-to-face, conference room) play in constructing a presentation? The delivery method can change depending on how the presentation will be given. If a speech is going to be presented online it must first be recorded. Since the speech will be recorded then it can be erased and redone over and over until it is done in a satisfactory manner. Video conferencing still allows the speaker the opportunity to practice but he or she does not have the ability to feel the audience because their only true audience is a camera. A face-to-face delivery would help lessen the anxiety because there are only one pair of eyes on the speaker. In a conference room the speaker has the entire audience paying attention to them and to what the speaker is saying.

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