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Examining oral communication

Watch this Ted Talk by Wendy Suzuki to examine how she uses oral communication techniques to deliver her speech.
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Watch the Ted Talk given by Wendy Suzuki below to examine how these conventions are applied to an oral presentation. There is a transcript in the Downloads section also.

While watching the video, you should reflect on:

  • How Suzuki has structured her speech (was there an introduction, body and conclusion? Could you identify where her paragraphs would chunk? Did she use the paragraph structure?)
  • How Suzuki has used intonation, pace, and pauses to convey where the commas, full stops and questions are
  • What kind of style Suzuki has used based on her delivery

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

Write your reflections in the comment section.

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