Word Choice for Public Speaking : Speaking Clearly in Public Speeches


Uploaded by expertvillage on 27.04.2008

Transcript:
Hey there we are talking about words and word choices in public speaking. Now, what you
want to do in picking your words--be clear. Clearly articulate your thoughts through your
words. Thoughts are abstract. Words are not. OK, so we want to make sure that the words
that we choose are specific--the green plant; the black coffee; the orange pen. Be very
specific about the words that you choose. Use concrete words as well. Concrete words
are words that clearly define something. This is a pen. It's not a thing. Clear, specific,
concrete words. Words that people understand, meaning familiar language, and a lot of this
has to do with your audience. What language is familiar to them? Does everybody call this
a pen? OK, then that's familiar language. Does everybody call this paper? Then it's
familiar language. Make sure as you're making your word choices, that they are specific,
concrete, and familiar. OK?