Chapter 1: Introduction to Public Speaking
By Lisa Schreiber, Ph.D. and Morgan Hartranft
Millersville University, Millersville, PA
After reading this chapter, you should be able to:
- Articulate at least three reasons why public speaking skills are important.
- Describe the difference between the linear and the transactional model of communication.
- List, define, and give an example of each of the components of communication.
- Differentiate between the major types of speeches.
- Identify the eleven core public speaking competencies.
- Apply chapter concepts in final questions and activities.
- Benefits of Public Speaking
- Models of Communication
- Elements of the Communication Process
- Encoding and Decoding
- Types of Speeches
- Speaking Competencies
- Useful Topic
- Engaging Introduction
- Clear Organization
- Well-Supported Ideas
- Closure in Conclusion
- Clear and Vivid Language
- Suitable Vocal Expression
- Corresponding Nonverbals
- Adapted to the Audience
- Adept Use of Visual Aids
- Convincing Persuasion
- Review Questions and Activities