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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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November 2016

Quote of the Month

To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful. -- Edward R. Murrow

Tip of the Month

Nonverbal cues are an important aspect in persuasive speaking, especially when they are coming from your audience members. Recognize that the audience is constantly processing what you (the speaker) is saying. Nonverbal reactions are common for an audience listening to a persuasive speech. Whether it is a nodding head or rolling eyes, these can be signals from audience members that indicate that they either like or dislike what you are saying. Acknowledging these nonverbal reactions can help you explain certain points with more detail.

Speech of the Month

Watch well-known famous actor Leonardo DiCaprio deliver a powerful persuasive speech about why action needs to be taken for this crisis.

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Coleman Hall 1260
600 Lincoln Ave Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-5718

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