Speak Up and Speak Strong
Most people believe that they are, at least, good communicators; whereas they might be adequate most could probably be better. Whether the communication issue is written or verbal, whatever the skill it could be improved. For me the communication skill I would like to improve the most on is verbal communication. When I say verbal communication, I intend that to mean giving presentations. When it comes to one on one communications I feel that I am exceptional, but when I have a larger audience my voice weakens and I do not believe that I get my pointy across to the intended audience.
I have always been a very open, honest communicator and have learned from ...view middle of the document...
Additionally, to aid the audience in memory retention it is also imperative, as a speaker, that I utilize language skills that embrace both syntax and semantic words to aid in my audience’s retention. For a younger audience they tend to remember syntactic words as where the mature audience recalls what is learned semantically (Human Memory, p 2). The utilization of the correct words in the correct format is essential to becoming a successful speaker. It has been found that pairing words and I have realized that the mass of usage versus count makes a difference. As found in Pairing Words with Syntactic Frames: Syntax, Semantics, and Count-Mass Usage by William D Raymond, et al “ Knowledge of frame compatibility and knowledge of noun class are also shown to be largely independent.” Also, I need to ensure that I use correct sources to substantiate my statements and not assume that the audience has the same knowledge as I.
Another area in which I know to be needed is ensuring that I am going to be a strong speaker would be to eliminate information gaps. When a speaker leaves gaps, in, his/her speech, it leaves the audience confused and uninformed. It has been proven that when an audience is ill informed they tend not to support the speakers agenda; however, then the audience is well informed and the statements are transparent the audience tends to support the speaker (Page, 339). As I have stated from the beginning I believe in transparency in everything that I partake in. Communication is the key element in educating the people.
I believe that if I can utilize the skill of omitting fillers, the utilization of the correct syntactic nouns versus semantics I will become an exceptional spokesperson.. However, I believe that taking speech classes and attending group meetings that emphasize the art of public speaking.
The most renowned organization that I would join would be Toastmasters. Toastmasters in an international organization designed to help members improve their public speaking skills. Most clubs meet weekly, for an hour, where members give either formal presentations or impromptu speeches. These techniques aid in the member garnering more confidence and in return a better...