Pocket Guide to Public Speaking questions,

I’m studying for my Communications class and need an explanation.

 

Part 1

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is serving her ninth term as a member of the United States House of Representatives. She represents the 18th Congressional District of Texas, centered in Houston, which is the energy capital of the world.

Instructions:

Watch this youtube video clip of Shelia Jackson Lee.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VLQq_EUdVA&feature=player_embedded

Answer the following questions listed below. (Read a Pocket Guide to Public Speaking – Fourth Edition by O’Hair, Rubenstein, & Stewart)

1. What is the topic?

2. What is the rhetorical situation of the speech? (Read page 8 of a Pocket Guide to Public Speaking)

3. Is the speaker effective or ineffective? List the specific qualities that make the speaker good or bad.

*** Answer each question with a minimum of five sentences.

Part 2

 

Watch the YouTube video clip Clueless.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf7MT1p1VNI&feature=player_embedded

Clueless

Purpose: To help students identify effective and ineffective forms of feedback.

*** Read page 7of a Pocket Guide to Public Speaking (pertaining to feedback).

Instructions:

Watch the video clip Clueless. Pay particular attention to the audience feedback and discuss the following;

  1. How you would feel if you received the same feedback
  2. Ways the speaker can appropriately respond to such feedback.

*** Answer each question with a minimum of five sentences.

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