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CMN 1310/1390


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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 2015

Quote of the Month

“If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time — a tremendous whack.” - Winston Churchill

Tip of the Month

Pause for Ten Seconds

"Pause for two or three seconds and audiences assume you've lost your place; five seconds they think the pause is intentional; after ten seconds even the people texting can't help looking up. When you start speaking again the audience naturally assumes the pause was intentional... and that you're a confident and accomplished speaker. A poor speaker abhors a vacuum; only confident speakers are secure with silence. Take one long pause to gather your thoughts and the audience will automatically give you speaker bonus points." - Seth Godin on spreading ideas.

Speech of the Month

In the film, "Milk," Harvey Milk speaks at a Gay Pride Rally with great dynamism.