Influence In The Film Industry Essay

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Aurora Olvera31 January 2014Assignment 1Think about the last few times you listened to a speaker. This can include teachers giving a lecture, someone addressing a small group, or maybe you've gone to see a professional speaker.Write down three things that you liked about one or more of the speakers.Next, write down three things you disliked about the speakers.Keep those items close at hand. Add to the lists as you listen to other speakers. By keeping a list of what you like and what you dislike, you'll be building a "do" and "don't" list for your own speeches.Things I like:Comic relief- Balances serious speech with adding a few comical remarks that make me smile or giggle. This keeps me interested in what they have to say.Provided some sort of visual to follow with speech and you can take it with you to remember the speechCalled people out and involved us by making eye contact as if w were having more of a conversationSmiling, exciting attitudeGood pronunciationThings I don't like:Leads off into mini subtopics or different conversations unrelated to the main topic.Talks too long to where they are only repeating the same information without adding anything new.Trailed off into awkward moments of silence. This made me become distracted at parts of speech.No eye contactBoring/ Don't want to be here attitudeAurora Olvera31 January 2014Assignment 2The next time you sit and view a public speaker, a professor will do just fine, make a point of listening for critical thinking. Answer these questions:Is the speaker on one single topic, or is he/she wandering?For the most part stays on one topic. At times gives an example of their personal life that relates to the subject but goes off into a tangent for too long. This makes it difficult to remember the specifics to the "big point" he was trying to get across. However, does do his best to pull us back to the main topic and verbally recognizes that.Is the speaker trying to force too much information at once?Not at this particular class period. My professor gave enough information to grasp on to and even repeated himself at many times to make sure his lesson was clear. However, at other times he has poured too much on us at once and made me feel overwhelmed.Can you boil the speaker's topic easily into one single sentence?Yes. Types of clay are made by different measurements of consistent elements.Could the person next to you do the same? (You may have to ask)Yes. However some tried to sum up specific details instead of generalizing like I did.After answering those questions...how would you rate the speaker? Put these answers down in your assignment notebook.I would rate my speaker a 8/10. My reasoning for this is even though he repeated himself in order to make his point evident at many times and was competent in the information he was teaching, he did not do very well laser pointing his speech because he ran off in other tangents at times. This made it harder, in the end, for many of my classmates and I to...

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