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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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October 2014

Quote of the Month

Speech has both an individual and a social side, and we cannot conceive of one without the other. -- Ferdinand de Saussure, Course in General Linguistics

Tip of the Month

As you prepare your informative speeches, remember the different types of supporting materials you can use to explain your topic: facts and statistics, narratives, examples, definitions, and testimonies. Each of the supporting materials has strengths and weaknesses. Using the proper supporting materials in your speech will help form the substance of your speech.

Speech of the Month

Noveslist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explains the danger of telling a single story all while using narratives, examples, and other supporting materials. Her speech personal, yet social.