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Between One and Many: The Art and Science of Public Speaking by Steven Brydon, Michael Scott

By Steven Brydon, Michael Scott

This article provides public conversing as a residing and dynamic transaction during which the which means of the message emerges from the connection among the speaker and the viewers. From this attitude, scholars are inspired to imagine severely approximately their verbal exchange and realize the centrality of the viewers in speech training. considerably revised and reorganized, the 6th version returns to providing an important measure of content material on the topic of the classical and modern theories of verbal exchange studies—a exact and well known characteristic of past variations.

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Between One and Many: The Art and Science of Public Speaking , Sixth Edition

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Considering Diversity Tomoko also noticed that the language in which she spoke made a difference in how she was treated. As an English tutor for Japanese students coming to the United States, Tomoko discovered that when she spoke English she was perceived as more assertive than when she spoke Japanese. “You are like a different person when you speak Japanese,” she was told by one of her students. These experiences illustrate the differences between a large-power-distance culture like Japan and a small-powerdistance culture like the United States.

We need to plan for the physical location where we will be speaking. If it’s a room, does it pose constraints on movement or on eye contact? Can we mediate our message? It is crucial to plan for all the contingencies we may face. Public speaking also requires a much more organized and coherent message than either conversation or group discussion. In conversation and discussion, communicators can interrupt each other, ask questions, give obvious nonverbal feedback, and ask for clarification when needed.

A willing and enthusiastic workforce is far more likely to accept change in the workplace than a reluctant and suspicious one. Fifty-plus years of empirical research demonstrates that opinion leaders are most effective in selling organizational change. This same body of research also demonstrates that opinion leaders can be found across all levels of organizations. You needn’t be the CEO to lead opinion—you simply have to exhibit several of the qualities people recognize in opinion leaders. The ability to communicate effectively, especially in public speaking, is chief among these qualities.

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