The Art of Public Speaking - Chapter 19: Speaking in Small Groups Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19: Speaking in Small Groups explores the task of communicating successfully in a small group setting. The minimum number in a small group is three. Twelve is generally considered the maximum number. With fewer voices to be heard, a small group provides an opportunity for everyone to speak up with his or her ideas.

A small group is organized for a specific reason. For instance, a problem-solving group is tasked with dealing with a problem and solving it. A small group may be assigned to plan a festival or research a community project. Similar skills are used by a successful speaker in a small group as a speaker who addresses a large auditorium. Members can influence each other. Obviously, those more skilled at informative and persuasive speaking have an advantage when making an impact. .

Effective leadership is a must in...

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