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Do we ever consider the image and impression we portray when presenting in front of an audience? A final-year law student was introduced by the Master of Ceremonies, together with his role, at an evening event. He was to evaluate the use of the English language by everyone who spoke.
Straits Times 10th September 2012 Headline . . . Parents can help their children “analyse situations as well as improve their spoken and written English”. . . .the cornerstones of the new upper primary English syllabus What is now critical and crucial is to “change the way English is
Straits Times 4th September 2012 Headline . . . “The new PSLE format will test the pupils’ command of the language. “Paper 1 is a test of’ writing skills. “Paper 4 is a test on oral communication. Strong focus will be on writing and speaking effectively in English. The new syllabus’
Straits Times 4th September 2012 Headline . . . “The aim is to boost communication skills and get pupils to speak confidently.” “The focus will be on making primary school pupils speak the language more confidently and to know how to use it beyond the classroom.” Will your children
Oral communication encompasses listening, thinking and speaking, vital skills towards self-improvement, self-development and self-actualisation. Listening Skill Listening attentively, intently and actively is a skill which can be acquired, through constant practice. Through listening we learn to analyse, reflect and evaluate what we have heard. With sharp listening skill we can
Why do people fear public speaking? People fear being laughed at or being ridiculed. We fear that what we say may not make sense to others. We fear that we do not possess a certain degree in the command and competence of the spoken language. We fear of making mistakes.
What is an ‘Effective’ Presentation? It is one that offers value and produces results, making the audience worth their while spending their time with the speakers, listening and learning from them. Effective presentation encompasses the three criteria of communication: visual, vocal and verbal. Visual Communication The speakers need to be
Do we have a grasp and grip of the English language, to grab the attention of the reader and the audience? Do we fumble for words, stumble over words, struggle for the right words, or worse, mumble our words, for fear of being ridiculed, criticised or laughed at? Do