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How to give an Intellectual speech?

In the pre­vi­ous post we learned about the effec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion by using words that are at right level of tech­ni­cal knowl­edge of the peo­ple or read­ers or audi­ence. But need to try to con­cen­trate on the intel­lec­tual needs of the audi­ence and take their per­sonal needs and emo­tional needs as indi­vid­u­als and take them into con­sid­er­a­tion for bet­ter com­mu­ni­ca­tion. If we choose the right words that are intrud­ing into their lives we can get them on our side oth­er­wise they will keep deaf and don’t lis­ten to the words that what­ever we say.

First the speech should begin with the infor­mal words like greet­ing words that are hello, good morn­ing, hi! etc. which makes an effec­tive address­ing of the peo­ple. But we have to use these words accord­ing to the level we are close to that per­son. If we are very close to that per­son then it would be bet­ter to greet him with Hi! Or oth­er­wise wish with good morn­ing or hello. This usage of greet­ing linked with two fac­tors like how well we know that per­son and per­sonal expe­ri­ence and choice. We have to be for­mal with unknown per­sons and infor­mal with those peo­ple with whom we are familiar.


We need to use the infor­mal lan­guage with the peo­ple whom you know very well but with lit­tle care. Some words are con­sid­ered unac­cept­able in good soci­ety and they are known as taboo words. The peo­ple of this group change with time. When peo­ple are embar­rassed by a sub­ject or the words needed to talk about it, they use more polite or less offen­sive words which is called as euphemism. The spe­cial infor­mal vocab­u­lary of par­tic­u­lar group is called as slang. Spe­cial use of tech­ni­cal words by a group of experts in par­tic­u­lar sub­jects is called as jar­gon. If we speak remem­ber­ing the above men­tioned groups of peo­ple in our mind them we will surely become a good communicator.

How to communicate effectively?

When­ever we speak or write we are seek­ing to com­mu­ni­cate with oth­ers or with a group of peo­ple. It is essen­tial to think care­fully about the needs and sit­u­a­tion of that peo­ple when we are select­ing the words that we are using. Oth­er­wise we need to face so many dif­fi­cul­ties. To achieve good com­mu­ni­ca­tion we need to remem­ber two things in our mind that how well can they under­stand the lan­guage and how much do they know about the subject.

A good way to under­stand clearly what is involved is to com­pare the sub­ject writ­ten for dif­fer­ent peo­ple like the sen­tences may be sim­ple and easy to under­stand and very short or the sen­tences may be long and the vocab­u­lary is more demand­ing or sen­tences may be longer and more com­plex with vocab­u­lary, dif­fi­cult gram­mar and writ­ten intel­lec­tu­ally. So the read­abil­ity depends up on the three fac­tors like length, com­plex­ity and vocab­u­lary. But gen­er­ally speak­ing and writ­ing dif­fer with many points but most of them apply to both. So these fac­tors affect the way oth­ers under­stand the lan­guage we speak.


Effec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion not only means how well the audi­ence can under­stand our lan­guage but also how well they know about the sub­ject. Dif­fer­ent read­ers will have dif­fer­ent lev­els of knowl­edge to read a text. With knowl­edge comes the vocab­u­lary to express it. So if we are hav­ing so much vocab­u­lary we are sure that we can have bet­ter knowl­edge than oth­ers. It is because we will get more vocab­u­lary only when we read so much on that topic or sub­ject. As we become more skilled and more expe­ri­enced, we gain more knowl­edge about that topic or in that field. When we are writ­ing tech­ni­cal papers then we need to first decide for whom we are writ­ing the arti­cle or paper and what is the level of under­stand­ing we are expect­ing from them. If we write a tech­ni­cal paper in a news paper, peo­ple who do gen­eral works and read news paper for gen­eral news can’t under­stand any­thing. If we need to use the words that may be unfa­mil­iar, then try to give an expla­na­tion of the words and their mean­ing in an eas­ily under­stand­able lan­guage. At the same time we should not patron­ize the peo­ple by using the words that they will find babyish.

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