LESSON 1: ORAL COMMUNICATION
Oral communication implies communication through mouth. It includes individuals conversing with each other, be it direct conversation or telephonic conversation. Speeches, presentations, discussions are all forms of oral communication. Oral communication is generally recommended when the communication matter is of temporary kind or where a direct interaction is required. Face to face communication (meetings, lectures, conferences, interviews, etc.) is significant so as to build a rapport and trust.
Oral communication fulfills a number of general and discipline-specific pedagogical functions. Learning to speak is an important goal in itself, for it equips students with a set of skills they can use for the rest of their lives. Speaking is the mode of communication most often used to express opinions, make arguments, offer explanations, transmit information, and make impressions upon others. Students need to speak well in their personal lives, future workplaces, social interactions, and political endeavors. They will have meetings to attend, presentations to make, discussions and arguments to participate in, and groups to work with. If basic instruction and opportunities to practice speaking are available, students position themselves to accomplish a wide range of goals and be useful members of their communities.
1.1 ELEMENTS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION
1. Knowledge and Clarity- The first essential element of effective oral communication is having knowledge about the subject you are talking about and presenting a clear message to others. It is hard to effectively communicate if you are talking about something you know nothing about. When giving a presentation or speech, research the subject thoroughly and present it in a way that offers a clear message to the audience. Give accurate information and make sure you present the information in a logical sequence.
2. Listen attentively- One element of effective oral communication is...