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Listening skill

Speaking skill

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Speaking skillsSpeaking skills can be divided into several categories and include items like posture, body language, and grammar. Speaking skills can be learned and often begin with a public speaking or debate class that is taken in school. Speaking skills also include determining an interesting subject for a speech and creating an order that allows the speech to flow from the speaker. Speaking skills

ImportanceAbility to inform, persuade, and direct.Ability to stand out from the rest.Career enhancement

Speaking

The four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are all interconnected. Proficiency in each skill is necessary to become a well-rounded communicator, but the ability to speak skillfully provides the speaker with several distinct advantages. The capacity to put words together in a meaningful way to reflect thoughts, opinions, and feelings provides the speaker with these important advantages:

Occasions for formal oral CommunicationPublic Speech

Occasions for formal oral CommunicationFear of Public Speaking

In Spotlight

Unprepared

Inexperienced

Occasions for formal oral CommunicationWhat is Public Speech

Public speaking skill may be defined as the art of appearing in front of an audience, facing the audience, presenting your speech and making them understand what you want them to understand within the limited time and resources given to you.

Occasions for formal oral CommunicationPublic Speaking TipsDo your Homework or research a topic

Occasions for formal oral CommunicationPublic Speaking TipsOrganize ideas logically

Employ quotations, facts and statistics

Start strong and close stronger

Incorporate humor

Occasions for formal oral CommunicationPublic Speaking TipsAnalyze your audience- deliver the message they want to hear

Occasions for formal oral CommunicationPublic Speaking TipsEye contact

Interact with audience

Occasions for formal oral CommunicationPublic Speaking TipsTime Management

Do not repeat yourself

Show positive attitude

Seek and utilize feedback

Handle unexpected issues smoothlyex. Power cut, projector is not working

Occasions for formal oral CommunicationPublic Speaking (Things you shouldnt do)Reading directly from notes

Turn back on audience

Hands in pockets

Occasions for formal oral CommunicationPublic Speaking (Things you shouldnt do)No um, ah, you know

No nervous gestures

Talking too fast or talking too quietly

Occasions for formal oral CommunicationPublic Speaking (Things you should do)Eye Contact

Can glance at notes

Appropriate gestures

Rhetorical questions to involve audience

Occasions for formal oral CommunicationPresentation

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Speaking to a group Heights

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General pointers to improve speaking skills:SPEAK

Be thoroughly aware of the subject.

Know the audience; tailor your speech to meet their needs.

Reading skillsReading" is the process of looking at a series of written symbols and getting meaning from them. When we read, we use our eyes to receive written symbols (letters, punctuation marks and spaces) and we use our brain to convert them into words, sentences and paragraphs that communicate something to us.Reading can be silent (in our head) or aloud (so that other people can hear).Reading is areceptiveskill - through it wereceiveinformation. But the complex process of reading also requires the skill of speaking, so that we can pronounce the words that we read. In this sense, reading is also a productive skill in that we are both receiving information and transmitting it (even if only to ourselves).