ENGL230 Course Discussions Week 3


ENGL230 Course Discussions Week 3
Why are informative presentations useful? Describe and give examples of the three…

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ENGL230 Course Discussions Week 3

ENGL230 Course Discussions Week 3

All Student Posts – 53 Pages

Informative Speaking – 27 Pages 

Why are informative presentations useful? Describe and give examples of the three major functions of informative presentations. Why is knowing your audience important? How does the audience affect how you shape your message and the information you share? Can anyone think of other types of audiences? How might the setting and surroundings affect your speaking situation? How does that relate to sources of “noise” that our text describes?

I can think of ministry. When we go to church, we are there by choice but we do not know what the ministry is going to preach each Sunday as every service is different. This to me would be difficult as you are speaking to pretty much the same people each week and you have to give a sermon that isn’t repetitive and is fresh and new to the congregation. He or she must prepare a speech that gets your attention right off the start and keeps your interest.

Business communications is more a tool in the business just as a pen or computer or any other tool used in business today. Benefits, 401k changes and or contributions, growth, downsizing, and so forth. It would be impossible to function as a profitable business without such communications. Sure you can give out memos and other handouts but then you are open for interpretations and everyone may not have the same understanding and therefore choose to opt out say for instance a 401k retirement plan or a medical plan. You need to be clear and concise and a memo or handout will not get the job done on its own…

Ethics and Persuasive Speaking – 26 Pages 

Imagine that you are trying to persuade your employer to buy a particular Brand X portable computer for employees to use for business trips.  You are to make a presentation to a management committee, and you want to give members convincing evidence for your recommendation.  You also want to make the presentation in an ethical fashion.  You like the selected model for a variety of reasons, including the fact that your spouse works part time for Brand X and has told you a lot of good things about it. As you think through the presentation, what, if any, ethical issues will you encounter?  What are some possible ways of dealing with them?  Which will you choose? Might your answer change if you or your family owned stock in Brand X?  Why or why not?  in deciding how much information to present, do you have an ethical responsibility to present all sides of an issue? For example, does a district attorney have a responsibility to tell a grand jury about all known facts of a case? Should a sales representative for a drug manufacturer tell doctors about the side effects of a drug? Should an army recruiter tell potential recruits about both the advantages and disadvantages of military life? What criteria would you use in deciding the answers to these questions?

I really think that having a personal connection to brand x isn’t a bad thing in this scenario at all. If anything it solidifies the fact that you feel it’s a very good product. With that being said I also don’t think that should be the cornerstone of the presentation either. It should be about solid evidence and using the value the product has to persuade your audience into having a desire to use it. There’s always room for personal testimony later on but it shouldn’t be centered around that fact though…