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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!

Click below to follow us on Twitter or view sample speeches on YouTube.

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CURRENT CMN 1310/1390 Students:
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January 2017

Quote of the Month

“Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills, so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.” – Jim Rohn (motivational speaker)

Tip of the Month

Visualize your success this semester and be sure to stay on top of the things that you need to do in order to achieve it. As you delve into your CMN 1310 course and begin giving speeches, you can visualize yourself successful and the audience's positive response to your presentation in order to help lessen your speaking anxiety. Cheers to another great semester at EIU!

Speech of the Month

Michelle Obama gave a motivational farewell speech at the White House honoring the School Counselor of the Year Award. She urges us to be informed and engaged as citizens and to get the best education possible so that we can think critically and express ourselves clearly. She stresses the importance of hope and empowering ourselves with a good education and leading by example.

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Department of Communication Studies

Coleman Hall 1260
600 Lincoln Ave Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-2016
Fax: 217-581-5718
commstudies@eiu.edu


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