Word Choice Speech

Word Choice Speech - Greetings my fellow earthbound human...

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“Greetings my fellow earthbound human beings; how are your emotions at this point in time?” Now, most of you are probably thinking that was completely unnecessary. And to be completely honest, it was. I could have just as easily said, “Hey guys, I hope you’re all doing well,” and not only would it have sent the same message, but it’s much clearer. This is where word choice comes in. When giving a speech, it’s important to choose all the right words. Doing this makes speeches much easier to understand and also makes them more concise and to the point. When taking into consideration what words you will use, it’s important to consider who your audience is, what level of vocabulary you will use, and how clear your message is coming across. When choosing words based on your audience, probably the most important thing to consider is the age group. You probably wouldn’t want to start using words like pusillanimous, sagacious, or acerbic to describe the characters of the Wizard of Oz to little kids. If you did, they’d probably completely zone out and lose all interest in the Wizard of Oz. More appropriate words would be cowardly, wise, or harsh. On the other hand, you probably wouldn’t want to start using slang or abbreviations when presenting to
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course SPEECH 101 taught by Professor Peare during the Spring '11 term at Miami University.

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