Pocket Guide to Public Speaking questions, Communications homework help

Part 1

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is serving her ninth term as a member of the United States House of Representatives. She represents the 18th Congressional District of Texas, centered in Houston, which is the energy capital of the world.


Watch this youtube video clip of Shelia Jackson Lee.


Answer the following questions listed below. (Read a Pocket Guide to Public Speaking – Fourth Edition by O’Hair, Rubenstein, & Stewart)

1. What is the topic?

2. What is the rhetorical situation of the speech? (Read page 8 of a Pocket Guide to Public Speaking)

3. Is the speaker effective or ineffective? List the specific qualities that make the speaker good or bad.

*** Answer each question with a minimum of five sentences.

Part 2

Watch the YouTube video clip Clueless.



Purpose: To help students identify effective and ineffective forms of feedback.

*** Read page 7of a Pocket Guide to Public Speaking (pertaining to feedback).


Watch the video clip Clueless. Pay particular attention to the audience feedback and discuss the following;

  1. How you would feel if you received the same feedback

  2. Ways the speaker can appropriately respond to such feedback.

*** Answer each question with a minimum of five sentences.

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