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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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Quote of the Month

The only difference between professional speakers and novices is that the pros have trained their butterflies to fly in formation. – Edward R. Murrow 

Tip of the Month

As you begin your college journey or just start a new semester in your journey already started, remember that speaking skills are important in professional, academic, personal, and civic contexts. Speaking anxiety, which is a form of communication apprehension, is one of the most researched topics in communication studies. Although it is very common (70% of college students have moderate or high levels of communication apprehension) this anxiety leads many people to dread public speaking or to avoid it all together. Confront and manage your anxiety so that you can take advantage of the power of public speaking. Taking a public speaking class is a great way to do this!  

Speech of the Month

In the following speech, an award winning student with fear of public speaking gives an inspirational speech about facing his speaking anxiety and the benefits of doing so. 

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

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