Objectives and Outline

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify the differences between a small group, a team, and a speaking group
  • Evaluate your individual presentation skills
  • Describe the four coordination elements of group presentations
  • List the four common types of group presentations
  • Apply chapter concepts for coordinating group communication
  • Discuss techniques for coordinating a group assignment
  • Plan speech organization for the intended audience
  • Practice effective group delivery

Chapter Outline

  • Introduction
  • Communicating about group interaction
    • Interaction Roles
    • Decision Making
    • Conflict Resolution
  • Preparing all Parts of the Assignment
    • Type of Group Presentations
    • Establishing Clear Objectives
    • Logistics for Group Members
    • Agreed Outcomes &┬áDebriefing
  • Organizing for Your Audience
    • Content
    • Structure
    • Packaging
    • Human Element
  • Delivering Your Presentation as One
  • Conclusion
  • Review Questions and Activities
  • Glossary
  • References