Stand Up, Speak Out: "2.1: The Ethics Pyramid"

Read both the Chapter 2 introduction and Section 2.1. The Chapter 2 reading provides a brief introduction to the ethical challenges that can face a speaker or audience. Section 2.1 presents another model that should be considered when planning a speech, an "ethics pyramid", which illustrates the ethical choices both speakers and listeners may face. The section ends with an important set of questions you should be prepared to answer, if faced with an ethical dilemma involving public speaking. Attempt the exercises at the end of the reading.