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COM104: Fundamentals of Public Speaking (Brown)

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Welcome to the Research Guide for COM104, Fundamentals of Public Speaking.  Please use this guide to find resources for your speeches this semester.  Please contact myself or any BCC Librarian if you have any questions.


What will you discuss in your own Podcast?  What information will you share with your audience?

According to the Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature in Credo Reference, storytelling includes telling stories as part of everyday conversation, such as relating first- or second-hand life experiences, as well as telling prepared stories to audiences, a great deal of which is based on oral or written literature. Almost as long as there has been human language, people have engaged in storytelling. It is likely that the earliest prepared stories were chants created to praise nature or to recount events of tribal heroism. The finest storytellers became community historians, passing ancestral lore from generation to generation, century to century.