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Monday, 03 April 2017 01:37

What are typical situations in your life where you may use oral communication for public speaking?

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Speak in Such a WayJust to clarify, any time you speak to someone besides yourself, you are speaking in public. Any time you public speak, you use oral communication. Therefore, all oral communication is public speaking.

We tend to think of public speaking as a speaker/presenter, delivering a message to a group of people who are gathered together for the purpose of listening to the speaker and their message.

In actuality, there are numerous occasions that we encounter on a daily basis that would be considered public speaking and we can either embrace them or avoid them.

Here is a brain-stormed list in no particular priority:

· Answering your door bell and finding a sales person

· Answering your phone

· Giving a status report

· Giving a shift report at the beginning or end of your shift [I’m a nurse]

· Sharing a story with your family at the dinner table

· Sharing a story while having coffee at McDonalds with your friends

· Sharing a story while on your coffee break with co-workers

· Sharing a speech while at your Toastmasters club [I’ve given thousands]

· During a job interview, either applying for the job or being the person hiring

· During a personal or business networking session

· Making a sales pitch for your business

I’m the sure the list could go on and on …

As stated earlier … any time you are speaking to somebody besides yourself, you are public speaking. Almost all of us do it everyday.

Thanks for your question.

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