Background information on the topic "Rhetoric II"
What makes rhetoric successful?
A good speech, a convincing presentation and outstanding communication skills are expected from specialists and executives today. Successful rhetoric works through verbal and non-verbal means, as well as through awareness of one's own presence. The goal of a good speech is it to captivate the listeners, to convince them and leave a positive impression of youself as a speaker behind. A speech is only good when the listeners begin to 'see with their ears' - as the expression goes.
Linguistic expression is an inexhaustible source of rhetorical possibilities and rhetorical devices make what is said memorable. Linguistic images, appropriate formulations and surprising twists and turns in use of language are memorised and communicated - be it a headline, quotation or motto.Visual techniques support the language content and offer a variety of possibilities: support for what has been said, further information or concise explanations. If the speech is to succeed, the well thought out selection of the visual representation is a decisive factor.
Content is delivered by means of voice and posture. A conscious presentational style and the careful examination of the messages sent by the body are essential elements of successful rhetoric. A speaker is convincing when the body language radiates assurance even in difficult situations.
A good speaker commands their audience. In order to optimise one's own abilities, the feedback of the audience is an indispensable element. An excellent way to prepare for a successful speech is to practice in front of an honest audience that will offer you both praise and criticism. This feedback can be used to design future speeches, lectures and presentations and to train your own speaking skills.
The training provider Management Institute Dr. A. Kitzmann offers a seminar on the topic of Rhetoric II.
Author: Management Institute Dr. A. Kitzmann