SPCH 275 DeVry Complete Week Discussions Package
SPCH 275 DeVry Complete Week Discussions Package
SPCH 275 DeVry Week 1 Discussion 1 Latest
Communication Basics (graded)
This discussion will enable us to lay some of the theoretical groundwork for communication and public speaking. Let’s begin by exploring the basics. How do you define the term communication? Take a few minutes to go through the “Is This Communication?” activity included in this week’s lecture material and report your results.
SPCH 275 DeVry Week 1 Discussion 2 Latest
Experiences With Public Speaking (graded)
What have your experiences been with public speaking? Try to share with us a little about the things that you have already done in your personal and professional lives.
SPCH 275 DeVry Week 2 Discussion 1 Latest
Your Listening (graded)
After reviewing this week’s material on listening, share with us some of your listening habits and views. Do you find yourself practicing useful listening habits or do you have some habits that might be working against you?
SPCH 275 DeVry Week 2 Discussion 2 Latest
Choosing Topics and Organizing Ideas (graded)
Picking a topic often proves difficult for people, so it’s helpful to have some dialogue about how to do that. Begin with some ideas about how someone might begin to pick a topic for a presentation. What are some good approaches?
SPCH 275 DeVry Week 3 Discussion 1 Latest
Audience Analysis and Adapting (graded)
Part of establishing a strong audience-centered perspective is about knowing to analyze and adapt to an audience. What are some frames of reference identified in the text that may influence how an audience may interpret your messages? Discuss how some of what you mention might influence the meaning of your message.
SPCH 275 DeVry Week 3 Discussion 2 Latest
Giving and Receiving Feedback (graded)
Think about the purpose of criticizing presentations. What are some of the practical things you might be able to gain from this?
SPCH 275 DeVry Week 4 Discussion 1 Latest
Designing Effective Visual Aids (graded)
Please take a look at these four sample slides (SPCH275_Week_4_Discussion.pptx in doc sharing) that demonstrate some of the common mistakes of designing effective visual media. Let’s have a few people share their critique of these slides and explain why they probably do not work so well. What is the downside of having such ineffective slides?
SPCH 275 DeVry Week 4 Discussion 2 Latest
Research and Support Strategies (graded)
Let’s discuss some of the reasons why we need to support presentations with research. What may enable you to choose research sources well and avoid traps of using poor quality sources?
SPCH 275 DeVry Week 5 Discussion 1 Latest
Foundations of Persuasion (graded)
Think about something you have found online that persuaded you. It might be a video, an article, or any other form of rhetoric. Let’s have a few people share a sample with the group and then post a mini analysis for why it seemed so convincing. Try to be specific as you break down the content.
SPCH 275 DeVry Week 5 Discussion 2 Latest
Contemporary Communication (graded)
Review this list of possible goals, and begin to discuss how you might apply them in a contemporary context as a communicator developing your skills:
- To pursue mastery of oral, written, visual, and nonverbal communication
- To use a variety of communication media with proficiency
- To continue to use and develop communication skills on an ongoing basis
- To design communication with an audience-centered focus in mind
- To maintain a standard of ethics with communication
- To engage in the political process to aid in bettering the world
- To use communication to foster clarity and understanding
- To seek out and learn new ways of enhancing communication experiences
SPCH 275 DeVry Week 6 Discussion 1 Latest
Persuasion Strategies (graded)
This week, we take a more advanced look at persuasion, with the ultimate aim of attempting to apply possible strategies to your Course Project, in addition to your understanding of successful persuasive formulas, tactics, and strategies. Begin by sharing some of the ways persuasion may show up in your Course Project.
SPCH 275 DeVry Week 6 Discussion 2 Latest
Communicating and Presenting in Groups (graded)
Communication usually becomes more and more complex with each person who is added to the interaction. Because of this complexity, let’s begin to think of the ways that we modify the messaging when communicating within a group. What are some of the ways we may communicate to a group working together? Later in the week, we will move on to how this affects presenting as a group.
SPCH 275 DeVry Week 7 Discussion 1 Latest
Your Progress (graded)
Looking back at your progress over the session, what are your thoughts? Try to describe the journey of change that you have taken over the course of the session.
SPCH 275 DeVry Week 7 Discussion 2 Latest
Professional Communication Strategies (graded)
Developing a sense of professional communication is critical as you enter the workforce, apply for promotions, seek investors, work with clients, or manage colleagues. Try to describe some of the situations in which you might be finding yourself in the future. What strategies of professional, audience-centered communication will you employ?
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