ability to recognize and explain the elements of the communication process

The ability to recognize and explain the elements of the communication process is the beginning of truly understanding how to prepare for and deliver effective oral presentations. When we are able to recognize the elements of the communication process, we are then able to think more critically about the other factors involved in the effective delivery of oral presentations.

For this assignment, please select and watch one of the historical speeches listed below:

  • “Man Will Be On The Moon” President John F. KennedyCook, R. (Producer). (2012). “Man will be on the moon” [Video segment]. In Great Speeches, Volume 27: John F. Kennedy, Neil Armstrong, Michelle Obama, Marco Rubio, and David McCullough Jr. Retrieved from the Films On Demand database.
    • The transcript of this speech is available by clicking here.(Links to an external site.)
  • “2013 Harvard Commencement Address” Oprah WinfreyHarvard University. (2013, May 30). Oprah Winfrey Harvard commencement speech | Harvard commencement 2013(Links to an external site.)[Video]. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/GMWFieBGR7c
    • The transcript of this speech is available by clicking here.(Links to an external site.)
  • “The Challenger Disaster” President Ronald ReaganCook, R. (Producer). (2005). Great Communicator’s speech: Challenger disaster [Video segment]. In Great Speeches, Volume 5: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, Ronald Reagan, and Robert F. Kennedy. Retrieved from the Films On Demand database.
    • The transcript of this speech is available by clicking here.(Links to an external site.)
  • “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Extemporaneous Eulogy” Robert F. KennedyCook, R. (Producer). (2005). Robert F. Kennedy: Extemporaneous eulogy [Video segment]. In Great Speeches, Volume 5: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, Ronald Reagan, and Robert F. Kennedy. Retrieved from the Films On Demand database.
    • The transcript of this speech is available by clicking here.(Links to an external site.)
  • “I Have a Dream” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Cook, R. (Producer). (2012). Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech [Video segment]. In Great Speeches, Volume 1: John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Adolf Hitler, Douglas MacArthur, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Barack Obama. Retrieved from the Films On Demand database.
    • The transcript of this speech is available by clicking here.(Links to an external site.)
  • “First Inaugural Address” President Barack ObamaCook, R. (Producer). (2012). Barack Obama’s first inaugural address [Video segment]. In Great Speeches, Volume 1: John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Adolf Hitler, Douglas MacArthur, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Barack Obama. Retrieved from the Films On Demand database.
    • The transcript of this speech is available by clicking here.(Links to an external site.)
  • “2008 DNC Address” Hillary Rodham ClintonCook, R. (Producer). (2009). Hillary Clinton: 2008 DNC address [Video segment]. In Great Speeches, Volume 23: Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, Hillary Clinton, Michael Huckabee, and Louis Farrakhan. Retrieved from the Films On Demand database.
    • The transcript of this speech is available by clicking here(Links to an external site.).

After viewing the speech, prepare a one- to two-page paper (not including title and reference pages) with an introduction and conclusion, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Provide an explanation for the elements of the communication process seen in the speech by answering the following questions:

  1. Speaker: Who is the speaker in the speech?
  2. Message: What is his/her message?
  3. Style: What is the speaker’s predominant style of speaking?
  4. Setting: What is the setting for the speech? What kind of noise or interference is there in the setting during the speech?
  5. Audience: Who is the audience for the speech? What feedback do you see from the audience in recording of the speech?

You must format your in-text citations for both the textbook and the selected speech video according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric(Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Required Resources

Text

Tinianow, D. (2017). New traditions in public speaking.Retrievedfromhttps://content.ashford.edu/

  • Chapter 1: Benefits of Public Speaking
  • Chapter 2: Selecting, Researching, and Outlining Your Speech Topic
 

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