Speech Editing & Evaluation
Do you need your prepared speech to be edited and evaluated to achieve maximum impact?
Words can shape attitudes. Whether we believe that a certain action was murder, justifiable homicide, or self-defense may depend on the words used to describe it. The act does not change, but the words used to refer to it influence how we see it and what it means to us. This power has been discussed since ancient times and across cultures. Confucius noted that "all wisdom is rooted inlearning to call things by their right names." Oral language differs from written language. Oral language is more spontaneous and less formal. Sentence fragments and slang expressions that might be inappropriate in written communication are acceptable in speech. Oral language is more interactive, depending on audience involvement for its effectiveness.
The following criteria help us to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of a speech: