A. Attention-Getter: How many of you can actually remember the days when you had to communicate via the phone or through letters, when you had to actually write checks and present them to humans to get cash, or had to go to the library to do literally all of your research? B. Link-to Audience: Most of us can’t imagine life without email, ATM machines, or the Internet because we rely on these things everyday to make our lives easier.
C. Speaker Credibility: Besides being an avid user of each of these technologies, have done research on the pros and cons of Commuter Mediated Communication. D. Thesis Sentence: Today I’m here to convince you that computer mediated communication is just as useful as face-to-face communication, and in some ways may even be better. E. Preview of Speech: First want to talk about the ways that computer mediated communication (CM) can help build strong interpersonal legislations.
Next, I’ll address how CM will positively affect the work place, and finally, PI discuss how CM will make interrupt relationships in large- scale organizations better as well. Transition: Let’s begin by talking about the way that the most common forms of CM can help build strong interpersonal relationships. II. Main Point #1 A. Strong interpersonal relationships: Some people argue that email isn’t a good form of interpersonal communication because we don’t see people’s nonverbal cues, because the feedback isn’t instant, or because we may be less of an individual when typing. We are beginning to find ways to add expressiveness a. Punctuation b. Writing non-verbal expressions 2. We have unlimited interaction over the computer vs.. Limited interaction using the phone or face-to-face communication a. We are driven as humans to communicate b. It may take longer with computers, but we will still learn as much about others.