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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? Five elements of the seven parts of the speech communication process speakers can choose from: is the type of speaker who is the person presenting the message to the listener. The speaker must also understand the message to communicate to someone else. By channeling the message the listener will understand the purpose of the presentation to provide feedback. The time and place of the speech should occur in a timely manner so listeners wont have interference or impeding communication of the message. When combining these elements together the personal credibility, knowledge on the topic, preparation of speech, manner of speaking and sensitivity to the audience and the occasion can be assessed. The combination these elements determined with success or failure of a speech.

2. What role does the delivery method (e.g. online, video conferencing, face-to-face, conference room) play in constructing a presentation?

Having an effective delivery method helps the audience with the understanding, and listening of a speech. Having a proper voice tone along with appropriate body movements keep your audience in tune with the presentation. Having a clear tone, paced speech and body language gives a sense of bonding with the speaker and the audience. Empathy is key with the listeners so they know the speaker understands and feels the same way about the speech being delivered.

3. What is the difference between hearing and listening? What are some strategies you could employ to improve your listening skills? What does it mean to listen critically?
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