Objectives and Outline

Ethics in Public Speaking

By Alyssa Millner, Ph.D., King College, Knoxville, TN
& Rachel D. Price, M.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define ethics and explain why ethics are important in public speaking.
  • Differentiate between morality and ethical dilemma.
  • Identify the three types of plagiarism and understand how to avoid them.
  • Explain how to cite sources in written and oral speech materials.
  • Develop responsible language use by avoiding hate language and using inclusive language.
  • Use a speech platform to promote diversity, raise social awareness, and understand free speech.
  • Employ ethical listening by readying both mind and body to avoid distractions.
  • Develop patterns of ethical feedback through praise and constructive criticism.
  • Apply ethical communication skills to public speaking situations.
  • Apply module concepts in final questions and activities.

 

Chapter Outline

  • Introduction
  • Defining Ethics
    • Ethics and Ethical Standards
  • Ethical Speaking
    • Be honest and avoid plagiarism
    • Cite sources properly
    • Set responsible speech goals
  • Ethical Listening
    • Develop ethical listening skills
    • Provide ethical feedback
  • Conclusion
  • Review Questions and Activities
  • Glossary
  • References