Introduction to Speech Communication (CMN 1310/1390)
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Quote of the Month
Quote: “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou
Tip of the Month
When trying to persuade or motivate an audience remember to keep it interactive and refer to their needs, goals and well being. Talk about their goals, their aspirations, their anxieties. Cicero, a Roman statesman and orator, and one of the greatest speakers in the history of the world, said, "Tickling and soothing anxieties is the test of a speaker's impact and technique." He meant that you can capture attention if you remind an audience of a felt need, a pain point, or a threat to their well-being.
Speech of the Month
John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address