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
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
Primarily, we are speakers and communicators, not performers.
We need to be less dramatic and theatric when we speak before any group. The audience will find it distracting and disturbing with our overuse and abuse of body language.