Chapter 49: Writing for the Ear: The Challenge of Effective Speechwriting
Speechwriting incorporates both speaking and writing. First, the differences between these two forms of communication are addressed. The power of the spoken word is strong because it is heard as the authentic voice of the speaker. The value of the written manuscript in a speech is in its precision for delicate situations, its potential for beautiful rhetoric, its regulation of length and its ability to be posted and sent to others. When listening to any speech, the ear has several handicaps. What factors must be considered when writing a speech? What about the audience? This is given careful consideration. In addition, the value of true storytelling is shown.
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