Wk-3&4 assignment (Part – 1&2)

Part- 1 & 2

Should be non- plagerized

Should be long enough

Should be clear and organized

 

Part- 1- Topic Selection for Individual Speech Presentation

Review this week’s lecture. Think about a communication topic that you would like to learn more about. Look at the Table of Contents in your textbook for more ideas. E-mail your instructor early in the week to obtain speech topic approval for an informative or persuasive speech. Research your topic and create a good thesis statement. Write at least three sentences for the main ideas concerning your topic. You will continue with this next week. Nothing is due yet in the Dropbox for your speech. Presentations are due in Week 6.

Assignment: Conflict Analysis

Conflict Analysis Part 1: Observe an instance that you are not personally involved with where conflict is present (you will need to be a bit of a covert operator to accomplish this). Answer the following:

In several detailed paragraphs, describe the conflict scene.

1a. Who was involved in the conflict? What was the relationship between the participants prior to the conflict? Did it appear as if the relationship between the participants had any impact on how either person responded to the conflict?

1b. When and where did it take place? Was it formal or informal? Planned or unplanned? What impact did the location and time have on the outcome?

1c. What transpired? (be specific)

Many times when we face conflict, there is a surface-level problem and an underlying problem. The surface-level problem acts only as a symptom of the real problem. Consider both.

1d. What was the surface problem?

1e. What was the underlying problem or the real problem? If this is unclear, what might you speculate the real problem to be?

There are many conflict management strategies that can be employed when dealing with conflict. Consider which were present in this conflict.

1f. Which conflict management strategies were employed by each of the participants? Did the conflict management strategies change during the course of the conversation? How do you know? 

1g. What was the outcome? Was there a winner? A loser? Did there appear to be an impact on the relationship? If so, what was that impact?

1h. Looking back, describe at least two variables that could be changed in this scene to alter the outcome.

Conflict Analysis Part 2: Much of the learning in this course requires you to draw conclusions about your experiences and observations based on the concepts we have read about and discussed. Taking this into consideration:

2a., 2b. List two specific things you learned about conflict as a result of this exercise. Reference material from the text, threaded discussions, lecture, terminal course objectives, and so forth. Answers that demonstrate application of the course material and effective critical thinking will earn the greatest amount of points.

Your submission should be approximately one page in length: one paragraph per item for 1a.–1h., and 2a. And 2b

Part- 2- Individual Speech Presentation: Draft

From last week. Continue researching your topic and create a good thesis statement. Write at least three sentences for the main ideas concerning your topic.

This week, update your thesis statement and your main idea sentences, create at least two subtopics for each of the three main points, and add to your research notes. Use these items to write a first draft for your outline. Do the outline tutorial exercises provided in the lecture. Spend time learning about outlining and solving your topic organization, sequence, and outline problems.

Written Assignment: Collaborative Outline Exercise

The following is a list of ideas that were brainstormed in a meeting with your company employees. The company needs to include all these ideas in an all-company presentation, but the list is much disorganized right now. What would be the best way to sort these ideas into some sequence of main points with sub points?

Unscramble the following statements to create a logical outline for an upcoming business presentation. Use standard outline format as described in your textbook.

1. Ensure that the language is used correctly.

2. Speaker credibility influences how listeners feel about the speaker.

3. Character is the quality of being honest, trustworthy, and showing goodwill.

4. Deliver the speech with confidence.

5. Credibility is an extremely important factor in determining speaker effectiveness.

6. Connect the audience to the topic.

7. Practice your delivery.

8. Verbally cite personal subject knowledge.

9. Present error free written materials.

10. Credibility has three primary characteristics: the three Cs.

11. Ensure that typographical errors are eliminated.

12. Charisma is the quality of being assertive, confident, and enthusiastic.

13. Speaker credibility influences the listener’s ability to learn or to believe.

14. Demonstrate expertise.

15. Verbally cite expert sources.

16. Connect yourself to the topic.

17. Plan your delivery.

18. Ensure that facts are correct.

19. Competence is the quality of being an expert and intelligent.

20. Connect with the audience on a personal level.

21. Establish common ground.

22. Credibility is established in four ways.

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