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Q Prompt The point of this assignment is to get you thinking about the importance and ethics of public speaking. You will do better in the course if you know why you are learning to speak better. For this discussion read Chapters 1 and 2 of your text. To get credit for this discussion you must: • Comment on parts of the chapters that you feel are important and meaningful to you and why. Be sure to talk about ethics. • Explain why you think learning how to be a better speaker is important to your future educational and career goals. • Comment on posts from three of your peers. ________________________________________ Guidelines • Your initial response should be 100-200 words in length, reflecting on the prompt above. • Reply to at least thee classmates' posts. Your response to your classmate's discussion should be around 50 words (each) and add to the discussion (i.e. reflecting on their response, asking questions, etc.). Be thoughtful and engaging in the responses you compose to your peers. How you respond to your peers will begin to demonstrate your careful and critical thinking skills. • You will not be able to see any peer responses until you post first. ________________________________________ Rubric This is a graded discussion worth 15 points. Review the discussion rubric by clicking on the Options icon (three vertical dots) located in the upper right of the discussion page. Then, click "Show Rubric" button. Review the assessment criteria and points for this discussion. ________________________________________ Additional Support Here is a review of how I grade and participate in discussions. Need help using Canvas Discussions? If so, please review the following guide: • Canvas Student Guide - Discussion

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An efficient public speaker should be able to develop good speaking skills. The key is to be confident, focused, motivated, and able to manage time effectively to deliver the best message to the audience. Many think technology is taking place instead of public speaking, which is "from the past." But realizing that technology helped spread and develop public speaking worldwide through the years is a significant key. As it said in the textbook, Stand Up, Speak out, "Technology can also help public speakers reach audiences that were impossible to reach in the past. Millions of people heard about and then watched Randy Pausch's "Last Lecture" online."