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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

Click here to complete the post-assessment survey (make sure you know your section number).


Click here to register for the Balasi Persuasive Speaking Competition.

Click below to follow us on Twitter or view sample speeches on YouTube.

Button to link for Twitter. Button to link for Youtube videos.

April 2015

Quote of the Month

"Speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again." – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tip of the Month

When delivering your speech, stick with simple and short language. By doing so, your idea becomes more clear to your audience. If shorthand would remove repetitiveness from your speech, clearly define the term used and state that from that point on, the term will be used rather than the longhand version.

Speech of the Month

Oscar Winner, Lupita Nyong’o, addresses Black Women of Hollywood on the meaning of beauty. She uses a number of strong personal narratives and audience centered language to relate to her audience, both in person and to a wider internet viewing.