Persuasive Presentation of Online Learning
Presenting the idea of attending school online to a group of students who have most likely attended school in a classroom for most of their life could be difficult. The idea of learning online could be foreign to many high school students, and many will have difficulty understanding the concept of online education. In my presentation I will discuss the effect that the speaker’s verbal communication will have on the audience. I will also discuss the speaker’s responsibility to maintain receptive nonverbal communication with one’s audience. Finally, I will discuss the appropriate delivery of a message, and its importance in a presentation. While verbal communication should refrain from offending audience members, the presentation should be one that high school students can connect with.
Typically, humans use two types of language to communicate: high language, and low language (O’Hair, Friedrich, Wiemann, J, & Wiemann, M, 1997). High language is that of a more polite tone. High language is used as a professional type of language; one that might be used in a business, or educational setting (O’Hair et al., 1997). Low language is typically used in one’s home or social settings. Typically individuals feel more relaxed around family and friends and thus use a more casual language to communicate with these individuals (O’Hair et al., 1997). When presenting information to a crowd of high school students one must resist the stereotype that the students would better receive the message if delivered in a low language. Speaking to the students in a respectful high language sends the message that one respects the intelligence of the audience. Finding a half-way point between high and low language would help to establish a rapport with the audience (O’Hair et al., 1997).
When establishing a rapport with the audience one should begin the presentation by asking the audience what the...