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3.2 - Language and Effective Speeches

Alonso Fragoso, Samuel Chong, Alex Gutierrez, Erick Guerrero and Zabdiel Avila

Zabdiel Avila

on 21 August 2015

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Transcript of 3.2 - Language and Effective Speeches

Alex Gutierrez
Samuel Chong
Zabdiel Avila
Erick Guerrero
Alonso Fragoso

We can summarize the characteristics of spoken language as follows:
Using language effectively

Rhetorical style is the unique way you choose and arrange words in a speech. Your rhetorical style reflects your individuality.

Therefore, no one can tell you exactly how you should use language.

However, there are certain standards for language usage you should be aware of to achieve whenever you communicate.

We call these standards the six "C's" of: clarity, color, concreteness, correctness, conciseness, and cultural sensitivity.
Use colorful, vivid language to make your message memorable.
Develop concrete images so the audience can picture what you're talking about
Language and Effective Speeches
Oral language is more spontaneous than written language.
Oral language also is more interactive.
It is also more colorful and intense.
It depends on audience involvement.
Sentence fragments and slang expressions are allowed
Be concise and be culturally sensitive; avoid stereotyping and discriminatory language.

Strive for clarity by using familiar words in a simple, direct way. Unless you are clear, your speech will fail from the onset.
In oral communication time considerations are extremely important.
Check the correctness of the words you use.
Be concise
Be culturally sensitive; avoid stereotyping and discriminatory language.
Less formal
More personal
Uses less precise numbers
More colorful and intense
Uses shorter, more simple, even fragmentary sentences.
More repetitious.
More examples and narratives
Saves important points for the ends of sentences.
Emphasizes the rhythm of speech
Thanks for your attention
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