Introduction to Speech Communication (CMN 1310/1390)
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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.