Oral communication (rhetoric, oratory) is the attempt to influence others through words.
Human beings communicate in multiple ways and with many people, including ourselves. Almost anything used to transform it into a means to draw the attention of others. Our clothes, hair, decoration of the face or hands have more to do with attempts to communicate with health or comfort or our own physiology.However, among the various ways of communication that humans use, which distinguishes us and provides additional capabilities for inter-communication is oral.
The communication oral or functions has several objectives, ranging from artistic expression to the demand for information, political communication or the application of the things that are required, but always ultimately seeks to influence others in some way. This desire, indeed, the need to influence others and get something from them, with us human beings from birth. It is part of our nature, how we have evolved and then educating ourselves.
The language of human beings
We are constantly expressed through the language with all sorts of people, from our closest to the people who ask the time of day in just a second or those we lead a presentation at work. In all these cases, we aim to achieve something by the word: information, appreciation, communication. Language is our way of contacting our world with the world of others.
Be developed according to the “training” to do, the effort we put into it. Athletes do not rely only on their nature, but devoted much time and effort to improve it, to get fit and stay in it. Behind an athlete there are many hours of work and preparation, years of continuous effort. The same happens with a good musician or a scientist or a doctor and a good speaker.
Ability to persuade through oral communication
One of the most consistent efforts of our oral communication is to persuade others to accommodate our thoughts, to get them to do something, to change his mind. Even those who seem more distant from immediate claims and practices, as philosophers, want at least someone to listen and therefore influence them in some way. No talk the talk, or to leave it in a vacuum, but to get something through this communication.
Persuasion is not the intent to deceive, as is sometimes supposed, that is part of another type of intent that can be found playing, selling, negotiating, teaching, report or any other human activity. Persuasion who tries to make us accept our arguments heard and act accordingly, always through language and in freedom, without which there is no proper rhetoric. Violence is foreign to the purpose of oratory. Thus, persuasion through speech is a freedom exercised by both parties, of the perpetrator and may not be heard, and that of the recipient and can stop listening.
Rhetoric, study and understanding of language
The former developed one of the great creations of antiquity in the study and understanding of language and its use. Tried to analyze and find out all procedures that could be used with language and around it to obtain persuasion. They called rhetoric, translated by the Latin oratory. Currently we named it a less precise as “communication” or “effective communication” or “art talk” or even “effective presentations.” The training, coupled with the internal capability of each person who will try and strive in the way of public speaking, improve your communication skills and persuasive.