To intervene: a transcending and reorienting goal for public speaking

@article{Opt2019ToIA,
  title={To intervene: a transcending and reorienting goal for public speaking},
  author={Susan K. Opt},
  journal={Atlantic Journal of Communication},
  year={2019},
  volume={27},
  pages={247 - 259}
}
  • Susan K. Opt
  • Published 13 May 2019
  • Sociology
  • Atlantic Journal of Communication
ABSTRACT This essay proposes a view of public speaking as “interventional” that incorporates and subsumes the traditional speaking goals of informative, persuasive, and invitational. Additionally, this approach to public speaking reorients attention to the fundamental process of constituting symbolic “reality” that underlies and is generated in human communication. It argues that speeches should be reconceptualized as attempted interventions in ongoing conversations that shape how participants… 

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