The Process of Public Speaking

Read Section 1.2, which will help you identify the three most important elements that influence the process of public speaking. The section also provides a brief introduction to several important public speaking models, including the Shannon and Weaver model of communication. Models attempt to diagram how the elements of a process interact and to explain outcomes. Like checklists, models are useful reminders of the elements you should consider, anticipate, adjust, and, if possible, adapt to if you are planning a speech. Attempt the exercises at the end of the reading (think of question 2 hypothetically, keeping in mind what speech you may want to deliver).