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Understanding and Responding to Presentations - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter are centered around the factors and considerations of being an audience member at a presentation and processing its content. Topics reviewed include:
- Hearing vs. listening
- Communications theory, faulty assumptions, and decision making
- Interpreting behavior, perception, and bias
- Adapting listening and responding to various presentations
- Links between verbal and nonverbal messages
- Behaving appropriately as an audience member
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1. Hearing vs. Listening: Importance of Listening Skills for Speakers
While often used synonymously, hearing and listening are really two very different things. Hearing is involuntary and uncontrollable. Listening, however, requires an attention.
2. Communication Theory, Faulty Assumptions, and Decision Making in Public Speaking
Many times the psychology of people influence how they speak and what they hear. This lesson discusses some of the faulty assumptions made through psychological phenomenon in public speaking.
3. Perception, Bias & Interpreting Behavior
Have you ever wondered why two people can experience the same event, but give two different accounts of what happened? In this lesson, you will learn about how perception and bias play a role in how we interpret our world.
4. Adapting Listening & Response to Different Situations
Although we might take listening for granted, there are actually many different ways in which we listen and respond to speakers. Through this lesson, you will explore some of the different types of listening and learn some tips to help you adapt your style to a particular presentation.
5. Understanding Links Between Verbal & Nonverbal Messages
Communication is a complex exchange that involves different signals working together to send a message. In this lesson, you'll gain insight into how verbal and non-verbal communication work together and explore some examples of their relationship.
6. How to Behave Appropriately as an Audience Member
Being an audience member can be a fun and enjoyable experience. Following a few key steps can help you make the most out of your next presentation or event.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Speech (004): Practice & Study Guide course
- Human Communication Processes
- The Listening Process
- Understanding Verbal & Nonverbal Communication
- Elements of Interpersonal Communication
- Oral & Written Language Skills
- Writing Conventions
- Essential Elements of Speech & Discourse
- Communication in Small Groups & Teams
- Interview Preparation & Strategies
- Public Speaking & Audience Analysis
- Preparing for Speeches
- Using Visual Aids in Presentations
- Elements of Speech Delivery
- Vocal Production & Performance Basics
- History, Formats & Logic of Debates
- Ethical Communication
- Media Literacy
- Types & Influence of Mass Communication & Media
- Language Arts in Speech Communication Curriculum
- The Michigan Speech Communication Educator
- MTTC Speech Flashcards