Can you, like, speak well?

April 20th, 2011

The same skills that we use for public speaking also apply to a wide range of oral communication—interviews, discussions, meetings, and presentations. So why is the teaching of speaking skills often limited to public speaking class?

In this short video, Erik Palmer, author of the new book Well Spoken: Teaching Speaking to All Students, explains why speaking skills are so important, both academically and in life, and introduces six essential skills using the mnemonic PVLEGS:

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  • 1. Kevin Davis  |  April 26th, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    How sad is it that 99% of people in the U.S today really have no idea how to speak correctly. Honestly I find myself quite frequently falling into using something slang or even words that shouldn’t even exist! When I was in highschool it wasn’t only apparent how kids don’t know how to talk correctly but even more so how how to read. With today’s youth being surrounded by texting and facebook and rap music how can we teach this generation and the ones to come how to speak accurately.

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