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The ability to understand the attributes of both the presenter and the audience is critical to a presentation. The objective and the target audience are so closely intertwined that you should consider them coexisting variables. In fact, the message is buried in between the speaker and the audience. Additionally, the physical properties of the setting and the purpose of the presentation, also dictate key design and topic decisions. In this unit, you will learn about the Rhetorical Triangle, the speaker, the audience, and the situation.

For Unit 2 Individual Project, it is essential that you complete your reading assignments, especially the Course Materials. You will find Course Materials on your virtual campus in the column below the heading Interactive Learning. When you click on Course Materials, a screen will open, and you should click on the tab "Unit 2 Multimedia Course Material." Make sure you view the video presentation. The video presentation will provide you with an explanation of the Rhetorical Triangle. HINT: To do the Unit 2 Individual Project, you will need this explanation of the Rhetorical Triangle and the three elements that makeup the Rhetorical Triangle: The Speaker, The Audience, and The Situation. You will also need information from your readings of both the Munter and Rutledge textbooks. Each slide will need speaker's notes. Be sure to use APA formatting to cite your sources in the slides and to develop your References list.

Beware: The AIM Triangle is NOT the Rhetorical Triangle!

Imagine you have been asked to prepare a presentation with speaker's notes on the Rhetorical Triangle covered in the Unit 2 Course Materials for the following group of students:
Audience: Fifty students who have neither seen the Course Materials nor read the readings for this unit.

Topics: The Rhetorical Triangle, the speaker, the audience, the situation
Rhetorical Triangle: The dynamic relationship among the speaker, the audience, and the situation is known as the Rhetorical Triangle. The rhetorical triangle is comprised of three primary elements: the speaker, the audience, and the situation. The shape and form of a presentation is driven by these three primary elements.

? The Speaker: The actual individual speaking
? The Audience: Who will actually be attending in addition to those who may not be present but will be influenced by or have access to the content of the presentation
? The Situation: The purpose of the presentation as well as the location and the social/cultural backdrop of the presentation.
Create a simple 5-10 slide PowerPoint presentation with speaker's notes that will relay the key points of the Rhetorical Triangle to students who do not know anything about the rhetorical triangle. Your presentation should contain the following elements:
? Bulleted lists or Numbered lists
? Appropriate Slide Background
For more information on creating

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Details: The ability to understand the attributes of both the presenter and the audience is critical to a presentation. The objective and the target audience are so closely intertwined that you should consider them coexisting variables. In fact, the message is buried in between the speaker and the audience. Additionally, the physical properties of the setting and the purpose of the presentation, also dictate key design and topic decisions. In this unit, you will learn about the Rhetorical Triangle, the speaker, the audience, and the situation.
For Unit 2 Individual Project, it is essential that you complete your reading assignments, especially the Course Materials. You will find Course Materials on your virtual campus in the column below the heading Interactive Learning. When you click on Course Materials, a screen will open, and you should click on the tab "Unit 2 Multimedia Course Material." Make sure you view the video presentation. The video presentation will provide you with an explanation of the Rhetorical Triangle. HINT: To do the Unit 2 Individual Project, you will need this explanation of the Rhetorical Triangle and the three elements that makeup the Rhetorical Triangle: The Speaker, The Audience, and The Situation. You will also need information from your readings of both the Munter and Rutledge textbooks. Each slide will need speaker's notes. Be sure to use APA formatting to cite your sources in the slides and to develop your References list.
Beware: The AIM Triangle is NOT the Rhetorical Triangle!
Imagine you have been asked to prepare a presentation with speaker's notes on the Rhetorical Triangle covered in the Unit 2 Course Materials for the following group of students:
Audience: Fifty students who have neither seen the Course Materials nor read the readings for this unit.
Topics: The Rhetorical Triangle, the speaker, the audience, the situation
Rhetorical Triangle: The dynamic relationship among the speaker, the audience, and the situation is known as the Rhetorical Triangle. The rhetorical triangle is comprised of three primary elements: the speaker, the audience, and the situation. The shape and form of a presentation is driven by these three primary elements.
? The Speaker: The actual individual speaking
? The Audience: Who will actually be attending in addition to those who may not be present but will be influenced by or have access to the content of the presentation
? The Situation: The purpose of the presentation as well as the location and the social/cultural backdrop of the presentation.
Create a simple 5-10 slide PowerPoint presentation with speaker's notes that will relay the key points of the Rhetorical Triangle to students who do not know anything about the rhetorical triangle. Your presentation should contain the following elements:
? Bulleted lists or Numbered lists
? Appropriate Slide Background
For more information on creating

As you probably know, BrainMass does not complete assignments for students. So, let's look at the Rhetorical Triangle through information and a tentative outline for the slides, which you can then consider for your notes and presentation. I also attached information at the end of the response to use for notes.
The Art of Rhetoric: Basic Information
Goal: Learning How to Use the Three Main Rhetorical Styles
Rhetoric (n) - the art of speaking or writing effectively. (Webster's Definition)
According to Aristotle, rhetoric is "the ability, in each particular case, to see the available means of persuasion." He described three main forms of rhetoric: Ethos, Logos, and Pathos.
In order to be a more effective writer, you must understand these three terms. This site will help you to better understand their meanings and show you how to make your writing more persuasive.
Ethos
Ethos is appeal based on the character of the speaker. An ethos-driven document relies on the reputation of the author.
Go to an example of an ethos-based site, and our explanation of what it is.

Logos
Logos is appeal based on logic or reason. Documents distributed by companies or corporations are logos-driven. Scholarly documents are also often logos-driven.
Go to an example of an logos-based site, and our explanation.

Pathos
Pathos is appeal based on emotion. Advertisements tend to be pathos-driven.
Go to an example of an pathos-based site, and our explanation.

Rhetorical appeals can be achieved through:
? Visual Information Structure; this includes how the text looks on the screen. This is achieved through the appearance of such things as the titles and the headings.
? Color; this includes the color of the text, the background, and the graphics. The contrast of the colors of each of these items is also important.
? Graphic Images; this includes the other information in the document aside from the text. This is achieved through such things as icons, buttons, and photos. http://www.rpi.edu/dept/llc/webclass/web/project1/group4/index.html

Illustrative example: Tentative Outline...
A slide presentation might look something to the effect (tweak to your own understanding):

Slide One: Title: Communication: Rhetorical Triangle

Slide Two: Rhetorical Triangle (Consider Diagram below)
- What is Rhetoric?
- Rhetoric (n) - the art of speaking or writing effectively. (Webster's Definition)
- Aristotle defined rhetoric as the art of finding the best available
means of persuasion in any situation.

Slide Three: Trilateral Relationship
- Speaker (e.g. teacher)
- Audience (e.g., students)
- Topic/Setting (e.g., classroom)

Slide Four: Rhetorical Triangle
- Each point of the triangle influences the others
- Each point influenced by the context
- Each point responsible for success of the communication
- Each point corresponds with one of Aristotle's three appeals (i.e., general means of persuasion).

Slide Five: Aristotle's three appeals (possibly use the Diagram below)
- Diagram

Slide Six: Aristotle's Three Means of Persuasion
- Logos
- The logical appeal, an appeal to the audience's reason based on such techniques as examples, inductive and deductive reasoning, definition of terms, critique of the opponent's logic, etc.
- Ethos
- The ethical appeal, an appeal based on the character, persona, and/or position of the speaker.
- Pathos
- The emotional appeal, based on evoking particular emotions such as fear, envy, patriotism, lust, etc.

Slide Seven: Conclusion (Summary Points 3-4)
? Every communication is essentially a trilateral relationship. Each point of the triangle influences the others, and all are influenced by the context of the communication.
? Each point of the triangle bears some responsibility for the success of the communication, and each point of the triangle corresponds with one of Aristotle's three appeals (i.e., general means of persuasion).

Note: See two other diagrams below, as well as an article that follows the diagrams that you might consider for your presentation and notes.

http://departments.bloomu.edu/english/111rhettri.htm

From http://departments.bloomu.edu/english/111rhettri.htm

From http://www-as.phy.ohiou.edu/~rouzie/fall151/rhetriang.gif
Other Information to use for Notes:
The following might have some information relevant, although it applies the rhetorical triangle to the writing process:

Westfield State College Writer's Guide
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The Writing Process: Getting Started
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? Introduction
? The Rhetorical Situation: A Definition
? Message: Writing To Discover
? Understanding the Audience
? The Writer: Establishing Credibility
? Genres and Conventions
? Journals ...

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