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Why Study Speech Communication

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Why Study Speech Communication

    Why Study Speech Communication?

1. Speech is a ______________________ activity. “There is communication among

     brute animals in a wide variety of ways, but no conversation.” Mortimer Adler.

2. We spend ____%, ____%, or ____% of our time communicating. Textbooks don’t

    define communication the same.

    A. Some consider only the _________________ of messages.

    B. Some consider _________________ hours only.

    C. Some include _________________ of intrapersonal communication.

    D. Some say that one _________________ communicate.

    3. _____________ communicates as effectively as we could. Speech is a ________ .

    4. Effective ___________is essential for effective ___________ in our democratic

     society. Freedom of speech is protected by the _______ amendment. The spoken

     word of individuals remains a powerful force for ___________.

    5. We have more ___________, more ___________, more destructive ___________,

     more ___________, and more ___________ than ever before in history. So it is

     important that we be able to work through our ___________ by using effective

     communication.

    Why Study Speech Communication?

1. Speech is a distinctly human activity. “There is communication among

     brute animals in a wide variety of ways, but no conversation.” Mortimer Adler.

2. We spend 61%, 80%, or 100% of our time communicating. Textbooks don’t define

    communication the same.

    A. Some consider only the sending of messages

    B. Some consider waking hours only

    C. Some include all aspects of intrapersonal communication.

    D. Some say that one cannot not communicate.

3. None of us communicates as effectively as we could. Speech is a Skill .

    4. Effective speech is essential for effective participation in our democratic

     society. Freedom of speech is protected by the first amendment. The spoken

     word of individuals remains a powerful force for social change.

5. We have more technology, more people, more destructive weaponry,

     more nations, and more problems than ever before in history. So it is

     important that we be able to work through our conflicts by using effective

     communication.

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