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Introduction to Speech Communication (CMN 1310/1390)

This page is a way to deliver important information regarding Public Speaking to the EIU and Charleston community. Also make sure to check out our YouTube page and follow us on Twitter!

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November 2015

Quote of the Month

"I need context, nuance and the warmth and tone that can only come from a human voice." -- Danielle Steel, American Author

Tip of the Month

Attention to language is important. Personalized language can help your audience to feel more involved. As you are preparing for your persuasive speech, remember to put your language in context, be inclusive, and be visual with your words. Spark our imagination! Invite us to join along side you! You want your audience to be engaged with what you say, not caught in jargon or be excluded by your word choices.

Speech of the Month

On November 14, 1970, a tragedy in collegiate athletics occurred in West Virginia. A chartered jet crashed near the intended airport in Kenova, WV with no survivors. Passengers on-board included the Marshall University's football team, coaches, staff, and townspeople. This year marks the 45th anniversary of the crash.

Here we see a scene from We Are Marshall in which Coach Jack Lengyel, played by Matthew McConaughey, seeks to inspire the Young Thundering Herd. Notice how he puts language in context.