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Wishing your words would work well? How to say it Emily Minor, CC & CL China Advanced Toastmasters (CAT)

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1 Wishing your words would work well? How to say it Emily Minor, CC & CL China Advanced Toastmasters (CAT)

2 How to Say It: Objectives of the 4 th CC project: Select the right words and sentence structure to communicate your ideas clearly, accurately, and vividly. Use rhetorical devices to enhance and emphasize ideas. Eliminate jargon and unnecessary words. Use correct grammar. Write your speech; then when you reread, it look for words that can be upgraded to tell a story of their own. Use a thesaurus - not to find bigger words, but more descriptive ones. Decide which parts should be enhanced. Clean up the rest of the speech by using fewer, easier to understand words.

3 1) We had a nice time. 2) Shes a nice person. 3) Nice shot! 4) Thats not a nice word for a formal occasion. 5) He is from a nice family. 6) I was taught that nice girls don't do that. 7) That's nice of you to say. Exercise – List as many words as possible that could be used instead of the word nice.

4 1) We had a pleasant time. 2) Shes an agreeable person. 3) Well-executed shot! 4) Thats not a appropriate word for a formal occasion. 5) He is from a well-bred family. 6) I was taught that respectable girls don't do that. 7) That's polite of you to say. Here are some possible answers for the previous exercise.

5 Make your audience see what you see, feel what you feel, taste what you taste, smell what you smell, and hear what you hear. Draw upon all five senses to create a completely immersive description. Transport your audience. Sight Smell Sound Taste Touch Exercise – Describe a visit to a Chinese restaurant using all of the five senses.

6 She looked at the blue fabric. Right-click on the word blue. Resources - How to use the thesaurus in MS Word

7 Resources -

8 Resources - A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices Articles & Notes on The English Language


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