Effective Writing And Speaking : Techniques That Help People Communicate

770 Words Feb 24th, 2016 4 Pages
Effective writing and speaking are techniques that help people communicate clearly with one another. Speaking is a gift that is undertaken by almost everyone and writing is the manifestation of thoughts onto paper using a written language. In order for writing and speaking to become effective, a person needs to think of how to articulate information in persuasive way. Effective writing and speaking will allow for person to successfully convey a specific message and or allow a person to successful change the minds of others around them. Aristotle once said that “there are… these three means of effecting persuasion… [to be] able (1) to reason logically, (2) to understand human character and goodness in their various forms, and (3) to understand the emotions-that is, to name them and describe them, to know their causes and the way in which they are excited.” A universal characteristic of all truly persuasive written and spoken words is the effective use of ethos, pathos, and logos. When writers and speakers appeal to their audience through ethos, they reveal their credibility through their diction. When people appeal to pathos in their writings and speeches, they are appeal to their audience’s emotion. Finally, when people use logos in their writing and speaking, they use reason and logic to argue or convince a specific audience. Speech can only be effective if it has specific characteristics that is follows. First, an effective speech has to have a strong opening. The…

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