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2 Oral Comm Discussion Posts

2 Oral Comm Discussion Posts

Please watch each YouTube video and then write a 200 word discussion based on the video and the questions that follow. I need it done in 12 hours or 10:30PM central.  

Discussion One

Watch video and respond to the following questions:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXlHKTPfLVA

This is a clip from the classic movie 12 Angry Men in which a jury deliberates the fate of a teenage boy accused of killing his father. Observe the group dynamics.

  1. How would you describe the jury’s group dynamics?
  2. How do the jurors respond when one man dominates the discussion?
  3. Do you think their response is effective in this case?
  4. Do you think it would it work well in other situations?
  5. Do you think the juror (played by Henry Fonda) who speaks about prejudice is an effective communicator? Why or why not?
  6. In your opinion, does the jury maximize the potential benefits of small group interactions? What leads you to that conclusion?

Discussion Two

Watch video and answer the following questions:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD440CY2Vs0

College student Vik Nithy urges peers to stop procrastinating

  1. Is this a good example of a persuasion presentation? Why or why not?
  2. Is the speaker making an argument of fact, value, or policy?
  3. Is this an example of direct or indirect persuasion?
  4. The ultimate goal of persuasion is behavior change. Will this talk change the way you behave? Why or why not?
  5. What techniques can we learn from this presentation?