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Parviz, Elnaz – Communication Teacher, 2020
Courses: Public speaking. Objective: This activity introduces and activates Monroe's Motivated Sequence.
Descriptors: Communications, Public Speaking, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods
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Rood, Craig – Communication Teacher, 2020
As a communication educator, the author's goal is to help students examine and understand how communication addresses--or, in this case, fails to address--public problems such as gun violence. Communication concepts can provide insight about America's bewildering debates about gun violence, and in turn, these debates can help illustrate and refine…
Descriptors: Weapons, Violence, Social Problems, Persuasive Discourse
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Vartabedian, Sarah E.; Klinger, Laurel C. – Communication Teacher, 2019
The 4Ps activity provides a unique approach to first-day class introductions and creates a positive classroom climate that encourages student engagement. The assignment generates initial self-disclosure that facilitates interpersonal and group communication throughout the semester. Additionally, the activity can be used as a unit activity with a…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Relationship
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Waldbuesser, Caroline – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Interpersonal Communication, Fundamentals of Human Communication, Communication Theory, Public Speaking, and Intercultural Communication. Objectives: After completing this single-class activity, students will be able to (1) describe how meaning is created through symbolic interaction, (2) explain how the self is created through symbolic…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Communication Strategies, Communications, Interaction
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Haugen, Jenna; Lucas, Kristen – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Public speaking, business and professional communication, group communication. Objectives: This activity will introduce Monroe's Motivated Sequence as a way to organize persuasive arguments; improve students' ability to deliver presentations with consistent content, voice, and style; and improve team-based delivery skills.
Descriptors: Sequential Approach, Communication Skills, Group Activities, Public Speaking
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Wagner, Phillip E. – Communication Teacher, 2019
This essay overviews a semester-long course activity and framework for the basic public-speaking course. Using Paul and Elder's critical-thinking framework, the author discusses ways to address some of the common problems within the public-speaking course while enhancing critical thinking. Through this model, students develop skills in five…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Models, Public Speaking
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Berkelaar, Brenda L.; O'Connor, Erin A.; Schneider, Claire M. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Large-lecture; public speaking, business, professional, and technical communication; sales and marketing courses; courses with team-based projects. Objectives: To provide opportunities to develop public speaking skills, especially in large-lecture courses; to improve public speaking endurance; to improve students' abilities to give…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Communication Skills, Skill Development, Large Group Instruction
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Torres, David H.; Pruim, Douglas E. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Science communication, public speaking, technical communication, professional and/or management communication. Objectives: This activity about scientific and technical communication uses narrative principles to communicate complex information to broader audiences. Upon completion of the activity, students will be able to: (1) Explain the…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Communication Strategies, Public Speaking, Personal Narratives
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Cooper, Troy B. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Public Speaking, Rhetorical Criticism, Persuasion, Political Communication, and Media Communication. Objectives: By the end of this activity, students should be able to: explain the key components of Lloyd Bitzer's rhetorical situation; assess and navigate various conditions affecting various speaking situations; conduct audience analysis…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Rhetorical Criticism, Persuasive Discourse, Audience Analysis
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Mou-Danha, Seseer; Yakubova, Muhabbat; Vosen Callens, Melissa – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Public Speaking, Advanced Public Speaking, Capstone Courses. Objective: This activity is designed to help students identify different components of an elevator speech and assemble elevator speeches highlighting their strengths. The activity ultimately increases students' sense of self-competence.
Descriptors: Self Esteem, College Instruction, College Students, Public Speaking