The Art of Public Speaking Setting & Symbolism

Stephen Lucas
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Public Speaking

Public speaking is speaking before a group or audience with a message that is prepared and crafted. The speaker has a goal of communicating his ideas, concepts, or information he wants to share in a more structured way than normal conversation. A public speaker must speak clearly and concisely in a somewhat formal manner.

Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is organized thinking that is logical. It allows you to spot weaknesses in other people’s arguments. By being organized in your thought process, you can discern the difference between fact and fiction and be able to see the relational dynamics between ideas. As you organize your thoughts for a speech, you are practicing critical thinking.

Ethnocentrism

Ethnocentrism is the belief that one’s own culture, language, values, and beliefs are the “right” ones. Having that attitude will prevent a speaker from giving a successful speech before a...

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