Step 1: Post the following to the discussion board.
Respond to the following, and if appropriate, include personal experience as part of your answers.
- Think about this statement: Knowing the background, interests, and expectations of your audience significantly increases the effectiveness of your speech.
- Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?
- Using your textbook as a reference, list three questions that you will ask yourself while analyzing your audience.
Step 2: Read other students’ posts and respond to at least 2 other students.
Again, use any personal experience if appropriate to help support or debate other students’ posts. If differences of opinion occur, debate the issues professionally and provide examples to support your opinions.
Step 3: Instructor reviews posts.
Step 4: Instructor circulates an email summarizing questions to ask yourself while analyzing your audience.