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3: Ethics in Public Speaking

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    Communication experts agree that ethical communication is an important responsibility of the speaker. This chapter explores ethics and ethical communication in public speaking. First, ethics and ethical standards are defined. Second, this chapter describes principles of ethical public speaking, with guidelines for avoiding plagiarism, citing sources, and setting responsible speech goals. Lastly, your responsibilities as an ethical listener of public speaking are explored.


    This page titled 3: Ethics in Public Speaking is shared under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Alyssa Millner@King College & Rachel Price@University of Kentucky (Public Speaking Project) via source content that was edited to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.