Speaker Nervousness, Limiting Nervousness & Effective Speech

Rehearsal At this stage of preparation you are ready to begin rehearsing, practicing the presentation of your speech aloud. In this section, we consider a timetable for preparation and practice, use of notes, use of visual aids and guidelines for effective rehearsals. Timetable for Preparation and Practice Inexperienced speakers often believe they are ready to present the speech […]

Factual Statements

Factual Statements Factual statements are those that can be verified. “A recent study confirmed that preschoolers watch an average of 28 hours of television a week,” “The Gateway Solo laptop comes with a CD-ROM drive” and “Johannes Gutenberg invented printing from movable type in the 1400’s” are all statements of fact that can be verified. One way to verify […]

Doing Research

Doing Research Jeremy was concerned. He was scheduled for his first speech in a week, but he hadn’t begun to find information. When he was in high school, he remembered discussing the subject of media violence in a class and he was really taken with the subject. Just a couple of months ago he had read an article […]


Assertiveness Assertiveness means standing up for ourselves in inter personally effective ways that exercise our personal rights while respecting the rights of others. Failure to be assertive may keep you from achieving your goals and may lower your self esteem. We can understand the specific qualities of assertive communication best if we contrast it with other ways of interacting […]

Describing Feelings

Describing Feelings Describing feelings is naming the emotion you are feeling without judging it. Describing feelings increases’The chances of positive interaction and decreases the chances of sheet circuiting lines of communication. Moreover, describing feelings teaches others how to treat us by explaining the effect of their behavior. The knowledge gives them the info nation they need to determine the […]

Self Disclosure and Feedback

Cultural and Gender Differences As we might expect, levels of self-disclosure and appropriateness of disclosure differ form culture to culture. The United tes is considered to be an informal culture (Samovar, Porter, & Stefani, 1998, p. 82). As a result, Americans tend to  disclose more about themselves than do people from other cultures. Levels of formality can be […]

Interpersonal Skills in Interviewing Others

Interpersonal Skills in Interviewing Others In your work relationships you will experience interviewing from both sides of the desk you will need experience at both interviewing and being interviewed. One may be called on to interview customers about complaints, inter view coworkers to get information relevant your work, interview pros receive employee ) and so forth. So you need by […]


Interviewing  At 3:30 P.m sharp Chet arrived at the door of the personnel director of. Grover industries for his interview the secretary led him into the office introduced him to miles Bedding ton sit down Bedding ton said and well get started Well I’ve Looked over your resume and now i have just a few […]