Public Speaking for College and Career: Chapter One

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speaker
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the originator of a message sent to a listener
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listener
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the receiver of the speaker’s message
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message
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whatever is communicated verbally and nonverbally to the listener
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channel
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the pathway used to transmit a message
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feedback
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verbal and nonverbal responses made by a listener to a speaker
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interference
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anything that obstructs accurate communication of a message
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situation
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the setting in which the communication takes place
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stereotype
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an oversimplification or exaggerated image
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scapegoat
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an individual or group that innocently bears the blame of others

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