Presentation on theme: "Can you say these popular tongue twisters?? She sells seashells by the seashore. The shells that she sells are seashore shells. Rubber baby buggy bumpers."— Presentation transcript:
Can you say these popular tongue twisters?? She sells seashells by the seashore. The shells that she sells are seashore shells. Rubber baby buggy bumpers Toy boat
ORAL LANGUAGE CHARACTERISTICS OF POWER LANGUAGE
CLARITY Be organized, precise, and clear!
COURTESY & TACT Listen empathetically Negotiate with respect
OWNERSHIP OF THOUGHTS Use I messages Dont be a blamer
INCLUSION OF OTHERS Make direct references to the receiver of the message. Be open-minded and show interest in others.
VIVIDNESS & IMAGERY Express your ideas in new and imaginative ways.
APPROPRIATE USAGE Evaluate the context. Choose words wisely. Show a strong command of the language.
Tongue Twisters Mrs. Walker walks so wickedly fast on Whomper Will road. Blue bubbles bounce on the breeze beyond the blue bubbly sky Sammy Sprinkler sold stinky socks while simultaneously stinking socks to sell as stinky stinky socks.
The Tedious Trombonist takes time to tune his tricky trombone. Shelby Sims shares her soft shiny shoes with her silly sibling shawn. How much hair could harry bare if harry could bare hair. Me shells, my shells, your shells, her shells. The white whip whistled through the wind wildly. Molly Markson makes a mount made of Maple Marson Marble. The vicious violaist viking viciously on viernes Will you wield your weapon?
Levels of Usage Formal Technical Standard Informal Ungrammatical
FORMAL Legal proceedings Services Club meetings Political ceremonies
TECHNICAL Different classes Jobs Ever-changing
STANDARD Easily understood Most often used
INFORMAL Colloquialisms –Do not translate well outside of their original culture –Reserve for close friends, family, etc. –Dont overuse –Generally not appropriate for job settings
SLANG Temporary language, as in a clothing fad Makes language fun or interesting, but not appropriate for business settings
UNGRAMMATICAL Distracts from the message Gives negative impression to others
Avoiding Powerless Language Fillers Tags Vague Wording