Ch 2: MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Verbal & Nonverbal Language

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Follow this chapter to review verbal and nonverbal language for the MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary) Test. You can track your progress with your personal dashboard as you go through the chapter's engaging videos and lesson quizzes.

MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Verbal & Nonverbal Language - Chapter Summary

Review the lessons in this chapter to develop a better understanding of verbal and nonverbal communication. Throughout the chapter, our instructors will explain the most crucial information about this topic for the MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary) Test. These lessons include topics that may be on the exam, such as:

  • Diction's influence on speech style
  • Vivid language used in public speaking
  • Non-verbal communication during speeches
  • Effective language and barriers to effective communication

The lessons in this chapter will prepare you for questions about verbal and nonverbal language on the MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary) Test. Track your journey through our video and text lessons, and your progress in our quizzes, with your personal dashboard.

5 Lessons in Chapter 2: MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Verbal & Nonverbal Language
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How Diction Influences the Style of a Speech

1. How Diction Influences the Style of a Speech

Audience understanding has much to do with the speech writer's word choice. Diction involves an accurate, appropriate and understandable selection of words to better convey the meaning of a speech.

Using Vivid Language in Public Speaking

2. Using Vivid Language in Public Speaking

A speech should not bore the audience. To captivate your audience and command their attention, the use of vivid language is necessary. This includes using clarity, rhythm and vividness to get your audience to pay attention to your speech.

The Role of Nonverbal Communication During Speech Delivery

3. The Role of Nonverbal Communication During Speech Delivery

When delivering a speech, your body movements tell almost as much about your message as your actual speech. Eye contact, body orientation, posture, facial expressions and gestures play into how your audience perceives your message.

The Characteristics of Effective Language

4. The Characteristics of Effective Language

Language gives us the opportunity to convey meaning. Unless you expect people to understand various tones of grunting, using words effectively makes communication much easier to comprehend.

Barriers to Effective Communication: Definition & Examples

5. Barriers to Effective Communication: Definition & Examples

Companies need to be aware of potential barriers to communication. In general, physical separation and differences in status differences, gender, culture and language can potentially either block or distort effective communication.

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