Speaking and Listening

Talking and Listening

Speaking with effect involves using spoken and non-verbal techniques to engage audience interest and response. These techniques include the use of voice tone and volume, eye contact, facial expression, gesture and movement, humour, visual aids, props and technologies. For the speaker, the process involves formulating ideas, speaking them and adjusting what they say in response to feedback from listeners. For the listener, the process is one of receiving, thinking and evaluating that has been said and responding in some way.          At St Vincent’s, we apply the following strategies to support the students’ in developing effective oral communication skills: