Speech Discusion Question and Assignment

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Week 2 Discussion Question


  • Describe types of listening
  • Describe the listening process
  • Describe concepts associated with the importance of listening

Discussion Overview

This discussion forum explores strategies for effective listening.


Step 1 Post a response to the discussion board.

Respond to the following questions, and if it's relevant, include your own personal experience:

  • You are bombarded with millions of messages on a daily basis. What types of listening are you engaging in when you listen to a lecture? A sales pitch? A speech?
  • What is the listening process for the types in the previous question?
  • Based on your personal experiences, what technique(s) for effective listening have you used to focus on the speaker and filter out messages that interfere, or which are of no interest or are not important to you? Did they work? Why or why not? Why is listening important?
  • Please name file >>> Speech Week 1 Discussion Question


This assignment supports the following lesson objectives:

  • Describe concepts associated with the importance of listening
  • Describe types of listening
  • Describe the listening process

Assignment Overview

In this writing assignment, you explore effective listening and the listening process.

Written Assignment: Listen Carefully


  • A one- to two-page (250- to 500-word) paper – APA Format Font Times Roman size 12

Assignment Details

Perform the following tasks:

Step 1: Review lesson information.

Review lesson information presented in the lesson about effective listening, the listening process, and types of listening. This information includes the following:

  • Identify your listening goal
  • Listen for major ideas
  • Separate facts from inferences
  • Determine whether the speech is balanced and honest

Step 2: Select one of the following informative speeches to view and critique.

View the speech about Vincent Van Gogh.

View the speech about getting to know the elderly.

Step 3: Watch the speech and listen carefully to the message.

Assume that the speech is live and that you have one opportunity to grasp the information as described in Step 1. Note information that you feel would be sufficient for providing an informative summary of the speech.

Step 4: Write a summary.

Briefly summarize the speech according to criteria listed in Step 1.

Step 5: Watch the speech a second time and listen carefully to the message.

Listen to the speech again but do not adjust or change your summary from your first exposure to the content.

Step 6: Evaluate your listening skills.

In a one- to two page (250- to 500-word) paper, critique your listening skills according to the following criteria:

  • How accurate was your summary? What points did you gather during the second viewing of the speech that you did not gather during the first viewing?
  • Critique your listening skills. Identify your listening strengths and weaknesses. Were there times during the speech you lost concentration or were distracted? How might you improve your listening skills?

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