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Why is knowing your audience an important part of capturing and maintaining their attention? What cultural considerations do you need to take into account for your particular audience/topic? How are you going to keep the audience's attention throughout the speech? Find at least one example on YouTube, TEDx, or other video repositories of good attention-getting examples. Post the URL and explain how the video is a good model for capturing the audience's attention. The video can be on any topic but must be appropriate for sharing. Make sure to include a scholarly source to support your points.

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(https://chamberlain.instructure.com/courses/52350/users/64990)Gordon McLean (Instructor) Oct 11, 2019

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Welcome to Week 5!

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Learning to hold effective conversations includes learning to manage many variables. Holding conversations in a virtual context presents unique challenges, as well. It is important to understand that there are guidelines for effective conversations, and we must apply those guidelines in the context of our interpersonal exchanges in order to maximize the effectiveness of what we are saying. As we continue our journey, you will have the opportunity to apply what

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2 Determine which listening strategies are appropriate for specificcommunication situations.

you learn about effective conversations through your interactions with teams and groups in the workplace, family, neighborhood, and in academic courses. This week's activities focus on adapting your speech verbally and developing and creating effective visual aids to support and enhance your presentation. Supporting your communication goals – achieving a meeting of the minds – continues to be the motive for all that we discuss.

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Textbook: Chapter 3, 6, 7

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3 Deliver a presentation with a specific communication intent.

4 Determine the meaning of nonverbal communication.

5 Identify the issues of language in verbal communication.

6 Explain how culture shapes and affects communication.

(https://chamberlain.instructure.com/courses/52350/users/64990)Gordon McLean (Instructor) Yesterday

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Welcome to Week 5!

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Learning to hold effective conversations includes learning to manage many variables. Holding conversations in a virtual context presents unique challenges, as well. It is important to understand that there are guidelines for effective conversations, and we must apply those guidelines in the context of our interpersonal exchanges in order to maximize the effectiveness of what we are saying. As we continue our journey, you will have the opportunity to apply what you learn about effective conversations through your interactions with teams and groups in the workplace, family, neighborhood, and in academic courses. This week's activities focus on adapting your speech verbally and developing and creating effective visual aids to support and enhance your presentation. Supporting your communication goals – achieving a meeting of the minds – continues to be the motive for all that we discuss.

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2 Determine which listening strategies are appropriate for specificcommunication situations. 3 Deliver a presentation with a specific communication intent.

4 Determine the meaning of nonverbal communication.

5 Identify the issues of language in verbal communication.

6 Explain how culture shapes and affects communication.

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(https://chamberlain.instructure.com/courses/52350/users/134727)Marisha Willis (https://chamberlain.instructure.com/courses/52350/users/134727) Yesterday

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This video is a good model for learning how to capture the audience’s attention because it gives four great techniques. All of these can be used in any type of presentation. The first technique is by poking at the audience’s curiosity. The first speaker began his speech with a story that built up suspense in the beginning and made you believe he was going to tell you about a very big regret in his life. However, he proceeds with a joke about how going to law school is his biggest regret. The next technique is to ask intriguing questions, which forces the audience to think. The third technique is to trigger the audience’s imagination. This technique often begins with “close your eyes and imagine.” When you do this, you force the audience to focus on an image in their head, while simultaneously focusing on what you are saying. Instead of being

Knowing your audience plays a major role in capturing and maintaining their attention. When you know your audience, you know several details about them such as gender, age, expectations, and prior knowledge (Mclean, 2018). By knowing these details, you can use the correct language, word choice, and education level to send your message. Once you have this information, it is easy to be able to appeal to your audience. When catching their attention, you want to make sure you use the right technique and information to ensure your audience understands. When speaking about my topic, keeping other's cultures in mind is very important. In my speech, I will be addressing nonverbal communication, and culture heavily influences gestures and body movements. When talking about certain hand gestures and facial expressions, I should keep in mind that all cultures do not use these in the same context. Also, when speaking, certain slang and jargon should not be used because depending on age and location, certain words can have different meanings (Mclean, 2018). I will keep my audience’s attention by using descriptive examples that pertain to the topic while appealing to my audience. My topic is something that pertains to my personal life, so, I will be using personal examples and dialogue. Instead of just speaking about one culture, I will speak about many cultures to keep the speech diverse and interesting. I will also use visuals such as pictures and animations to help with visual-aid. I could also relate my topic to something that happened recently in the media (Hamilton, n.d.).

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distracted by something else. The fourth technique is to begin by telling a personal story. This makes the audience feel close to you and opens up their minds to your feelings and emotions.

Hamilton College. (n.d.). How to Engage Your Audience and Keep Them with You. Retrieved from https://www.hamilton.edu/academics/centers/oralcommunication/guides/how-to-engage-your- audience-and-keep-them-with-you (https://www.hamilton.edu/academics/centers/oralcommunication/guides/how-to-engage-your-audience-and-keep- them-with-you) .

McLean, S. (2018). Exploring Interpersonal Communication. [VitalSource Bookshelf]. Retrieved from https://online.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781453390429/ (https://online.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781453390429/)

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(https://chamberlain.instructure.com/courses/52350/users/108327)Ashley Martinez (https://chamberlain.instructure.com/courses/52350/users/108327) 8:56am

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Hi Marisha,

Knowing your audience is an important part of not only maintaining their audience’s attention but capturing it. I also agree that knowing the gender, age, and culture of that particular group is very important. It allows you to focus your presentation around their particular interests. I listened to a video that mentioned, if you do not capture the audience’s attention within the first ten second many will zone out. That is crazy but also very true. When I am listening to a presentation if the speaker has great body language, humor, and material that interests me I am drawn to listen. On the other hand, if the speaker has a very boring tone, awful nonverbal communication, and the material does not interest me, I will zone out and pretend to listen. I found an article that discussed various ways to ensure that you have a great presentation and capture the audience’s attention that I wanted to share. The first thing that they discussed was the importance on language. They recommend avoiding terms that contain slang, because those from other culture will not understand the term. The next thing that they discussed was body language. Some culture like hand gestures and others do not. What one gesture means in one culture may not be the same in another. They recommend avoiding a lot of hand gestures when

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presenting. The next point that they discussed was time, they discussed that some cultures like things to be structured and on a set time. While other cultures are not as concerned about the time. They recommend, “showing the appropriate stiffness or flexibility depending on the culture” (Vulture, 2016).

Reference:

Vulture, C. (2016, April 19). Tips on Giving Cross Cultural Presentations. Retrieved from: https://www.commisceo-global.com/blog/cross-cultural-presentations (https://www.commisceo- global.com/blog/cross-cultural-presentations)

(https://chamberlain.instructure.com/courses/52350/users/126299)Benita Clottey (https://chamberlain.instructure.com/courses/52350/users/126299) 2:04pm

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Hi Ashley,

Great Positing! I do agree with you that when I'm listening to a presentation, if the speaker has great body language, humor, and material that interests me I am drawn to listen to it too. On the other hand, if the speaker has a very boring tone, awful nonverbal communication, and the material does not interest me, I will zone out and pretend to listen. That's why its important to know your audience and what interest them so that you can capture and maintain their attention throughout the presentation.

(https://chamberlain.instructure.com/courses/52350/users/93901)Leila Lafortune (https://chamberlain.instructure.com/courses/52350/users/93901) Yesterday

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Why is knowing your audience an important part of capturing and maintaining their attention?

To catch your audience’s attention you have to adapt a speech, their interests, level of understanding, attitudes, and beliefs. You also must take into consideration the different age of your audience and where they currently are in their life. For example, you wouldn’t talk to children about how its important to invest the economy because mentally they are not there yet. Just like for adults when giving a presentation the same slang you used with a group of teenagers previous may not be the best route to take when speaking to adults. Also, some people get bored easily so having a visual or small group activities could be another way to keep you audience’s attention.

What cultural considerations do you need to take into account for your particular audience/topic?

According to SHRM some good ways with dealing with different cultures as your audience is to Eliminate figurative language, being straightforward and brief, as well as asking questions to make sure that your group

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is still following what your saying. We also must take into consideration of our body language, tone of voice and nonverbal ways of communication because what may seem normal to us as Americans can be offensive to a different culture.

How are you going to keep the audience's attention throughout the speech?

I am going to keep my audience attention by keeping my presentation at a respectable length. Most people tend to lose focus when someone is lecturing for hours and hours, it becomes boring. Another way is by making a few jokes, personally this is how I connect with my audience. I want them to feel like I am just like them and someone they can relate to. Lastly, I would be knowledgeable about my topic. Its bad when your presenting in front of a class and giving them incorrect information and having to be stop and correct, that is one of my biggest fears.

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I choose this video because I can watch it over and over again. This video I can very much relate to especially when she started talking about her nail salon experience because every women/men have probably had that happen to them at the nail salon before. She does speak Spanish so at times it can be difficult to understand what she is saying, but for me it wasn’t unbearable.

University of Pittsburgh Communications Services Webteam. (n.d.). Audience Analysis. Retrieved from https://www.comm.pitt.edu/oral-comm-lab/audience-analysis (https://www.comm.pitt.edu/oral-comm- lab/audience-analysis)

Shrm. (2019, August 16). Communicating with Diverse Audiences. Retrieved from https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/behavioral- competencies/communication/pages/communicating-with-diverse-audiences.aspx.

(https://chamberlain.instructure.com/courses/52350/users/126299)Benita Clottey (https://chamberlain.instructure.com/courses/52350/users/126299) 3:27pm

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Hi Leila,

I watched your video and it was hilarious. I can relate to it regarding the nail salon and I laughed till the end. She spoke with authenticity, she connected with her audience, and had audacity to deliver the story. Just as you wrote from the beginning of you discussion, to catch your audience’s attention you have to adapt a speech, their interests, level of understanding, attitudes, and beliefs. You also must take into

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consideration the different age of your audience and where they currently are in their life. Great comical video!

(https://chamberlain.instructure.com/courses/52350/users/128282)Mariel Ortiz (https://chamberlain.instructure.com/courses/52350/users/128282) Yesterday

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Hello everyone,

By knowing your audience you can keep their attention by having topics that relate to them. Not knowing your audience can affect how you can retain their attention. You must capture the attention by being both verbally and non verbally interesting. You can use a prop, humor, or connect to your audience with something you experience and go on from there. "For example, health educators may adopt a humorous strategy to communicate about sun safety, or an informative strategy to communicate about diabetes management" (Gregory, 2006, pg 1). Using humor, I think is the best way to keep your audience entertained and keep their attention.

Depending where you are or who your audience you have to try to make sure that your speech is appropriate both verbally and non verbally. If you are no careful your audience might be offended or won't listen to you any further. "Since the vocabulary of a language reflects the culture and environment of its speakers and represents, its values and traditions, the incorporation of new words, new phrases, or even an entire language can threaten a culture"(McLean, 2018, pg 2018). I would avoid using certain hand gestures as well. Every country is different when it comes to gestures because it can be taken the wrong way. I would use humor, since that always grabs the audience's attention the most. Non verbally, I would walk use my arms to make appropriate gestures that can aid the speech. Speaking clearly and slowly will help people digest the information in a better way.

The video that I chose was a perfect because it showed a video of a man speaking on stage, then the narrator would pause, then talk about the different stages the man was going through and what he was doing right that makes him capture the attention of the audience. The topic of the video was not only how to capture an audience, it is also about the power of words. Only a couple minutes in the video, the narrator stops about three times. He mentions how the speaker was using a prop, in this case he was trying to light a cigarette and acting like there was nothing wrong. Using a prop is a way to get the audience curious about what you have to say about the item or how it connects to your speech. Also, by interacting with the audience throughout the speech, they will stay tuned to what you will say next.

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Charisma on Command. (2015). 6 Public Speaking Tips To Hook Any Audience. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8GvTgWtR7o

Gregory, J. (2006). Using Message Strategy to Capture Audience Attention: Readers’ Reactions to Health Education

Publications. Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, 15(1–2), 1–23. https://doi.org/10.1300/j054v15n01_01 (https://doi.org/10.1300/j054v15n01_01)

(https://chamberlain.instructure.com/courses/52350/users/108327)Ashley Martinez (https://chamberlain.instructure.com/courses/52350/users/108327) Yesterday

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Why is knowing your audience an important part of capturing and maintaining their attention?

Communication is a major part of our daily lives. Understanding the audience you are talking too can impact the effectiveness of the overall message. Knowing your audience is extremely important in capturing your audience’s attention. There are various different cultures with different beliefs and values. Not only cultural differences, but differences among genders as well. What captures one group of people’s attention, may not do the same for another group. Knowing the audience allows one present information in a way that that particular group would understand. It allows the person to discuss matters that would interest that particular audience. In my current nursing course, we are learning that different cultures have different beliefs and that as nurses we must be able to accommodate to their individual needs. This also includes the way that we convey messages to different groups of people. Language, according to the textbook is, “a system of symbols, words, and/or hand gesture used to communicate meaning” (McLean, 2018, p. 110). Symbols, words, and hand gestures may mean different things in different culture and we must be able to accommodate and change the way a message is presented to maintain the attention. Ensuring that we use to correct language, information, and approach to convey our message are all factors that will help to capture and maintain the attention.

What cultural considerations do you need to take into account for your particular audience/topic?

For my topic, I will be discussing nonverbal communication and its importance in the nursing profession. I will present my information in a way that captures my audience’s attention, but allows for a clear understanding of the information. I will ensure that I use the proper language, tone of voice, and present in an engaging manner. Different cultures have different beliefs. I will ensure that I do not use slang, idioms, or phrases that other cultures would not understand. I will avoid the use of hand gestures as much as possible. While a thumbs up may be a good thing in the United States, it may mean something different in another culture. Various cultures like things to follow a schedule and remain on time, while other cultures are more casual. I will ensure that I do not make my presentation too long to keep the audience’s attention.

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I found an article that has various tips on giving cross cultural presentations. It discusses the importance of intercultural awareness. It minimizes the risk of misunderstandings or offense. The article discusses various factors to take into consideration when presenting information those include: language, body language, time, emotions, presentation style, use of technology, content, and audience participation (Vulture, 2016).

How are you going to keep the audience's attention throughout the speech?

I plan to keep my audience’s attention by displaying visuals that relate to the content in my presentation. I will try my best to present the information in an engaging manner and use a very friendly and professional tone of voice.

Find at least one example on YouTube, TEDx, or other video repositories of good attention-getting examples. Post the URL and explain how the video is a good model for capturing the audience's

attention. The video can be on any topic but must be appropriate for sharing.

The video that I chose was very informative and interesting. It showed various ways to capture the audience’s attention and then followed it up with videos of speeches to demonstrate that point. I believe that it can help me to make my presentation interesting and ensure that I capture their attention as well. The tips that it listed were to use interesting facts and statistics, using stories, using questions, use quotations, use silence, and using humor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYqsSD2Nvl4

References:

McLean, S. (2018). Exploring Interpersonal Communication. [VitalSource Bookshelf]. Retrieved from https://online.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781453390429/ (https://online.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781453390429/)

Song, R. (2016, July 6). 6 Excellent Ways to Start a Speech. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYqsSD2Nvl4

Vulture, C. (2016, April 19). Tips on Giving Cross Cultural Presentations. Retrieved from: https://www.commisceo-global.com/blog/cross-cultural-presentations

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(https://chamberlain.instructure.com/courses/52350/users/126271)Kit Louis Molas (https://chamberlain.instructure.com/courses/52350/users/126271) Yesterday

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Understanding how people communicate with each other in different cultures, plays a major role in how well people keep their attention on the speaker. Not every culture shares a common belief, practice, gender roles, and ideas. So, it is important that a speaker knows how to speak toward his or her audience beforehand. Much of a speeches message is determined by the audience, whether it is positive or negative. Perceptions of physical appearance, age, gender, ethnicity, speech, and presentation mannerisms play a major role in how audiences will view one’s speech (McLean, 2018, pg.114). If a presenter accidently offends an audience in attempt to grab their attention, it could cause the audience to have a lack of interest or understanding to the speaker’s message.

I am in the nursing field, and most of the time we deal with many people of different ethnicities, race, and religion. To be a proper nurse one must be aware of his or her own cultural identification. If nurses are aware of their own culture, they will able to “control their personal biases that interfere with the therapeutic relationship” (Ferwerda, 2016). All in all, nurses must not be ethnocentric and look down on other client cultures. These considerations will make the client more inclined to be compliant with whatever the doctor or nurse advised the client to do.

Whenever I make a speech to the public or even to a patient, I plan to ask questions to my audience. It will make them more engaged and inclined to listen to my presentation. Another way would be, telling stories to any audience will make them understand the topic and hopefully create a “common ground” with them (McLean, 2018, pg.115).

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Why is knowing your audience an important part of capturing and maintaining their attention?

What cultural considerations do you need to consider for your particular audience/topic?

How are you going to keep the audience's attention throughout the speech?

Find at least one example on YouTube, TEDx, or other video repositories of good attention-getting examples. Post the URL and explain how the video is a good model for capturing the audience's attention. The video can be on any topic but must be appropriate for sharing.

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This video is a TEDx Talk, about “How To Present To Keep Your Audience’s Attention.” This video explains the importance of interacting and entertaining the audience through the use of storytelling and questions. The presenter, Mark Robinson, showed how people that are questioned or interested by a story, are generally more inclined to pay attention to the presenter. He also proved this point by actually using those tactics in the video.

References:

McLean, S. (2018). Exploring Interpersonal Communication. [VitalSource Bookshelf]. Retrieved from https://online.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781453390429/ (https://online.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781453390429/)

Ferwerda, J. (2016, Sept 15). How To Care For Patients From Different Cultures. Retrieved from:

https://nurse.org/articles/how-to-deal-with-patients-with-different-cultures/ (https://nurse.org/articles/how-

to-deal-with-patients-with-different-cultures/)