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1) Written assignment:
form, construct your speech according to the principles laid out in Chapter 10.
Your speech should include the following: a thesis statement, key points,
research that supports your thesis statement and main arguments, and concluding
statements. The speech should be between 2-3 pages in length, double-spaced.
You are an
employee within a company and are asked prepare a speech at your workplace on a
topic of your choice for a group of international visitors from Saudi Arabia
which would serve one of the following purposes: to inform, demonstrate,
persuade, entertain or be ceremonial. As is the case for the topic of your
speech, the choice is yours in terms of what the purpose of your speech will be
but it is important to remember that the topic must pertain to some aspect of
your company and its business; therefore, giving a speech about your love of
ice cream sundaes for example, would not be appropriate. Also, you need to keep
cultural sensitivities in mind regarding the content of your speech by paying
attention to the themes of language, perception and ethnocentrism and how they
relate to your Saudi Arabian visitors. Please feel free to consult the internet
regarding Saudi Arabian culture and business practices.
2) Discussion post:
post should be no less than 250 words. At the end of your post, please indicate
the word count. If you are using references, please use the proper citation
Review the different purposes of a speech outlined
in Chapter 10 (Speech to inform, demonstrate, persuade, entertain, or
ceremonial speech). Define one of these purposes in your own words and describe
a situation in which you performed a speech from one of these categories. Did
you achieve the desired outcome of your speech? Did you accomplish what you set
out to do?