12 Principles of Effective Oral Communication

Successful or effective oral communication requires some principles to existing in the communication to overcome the defects and eliminate the reasons for the failure of oral communication. The following 12 principles of effective oral communication:

Principles of effective oral communication

Before presenting something, there should be proper planning regarding the audience, topics to be delivered, timing and other factors: So, a person must be well-prepared to deliver his speech.

Clear pronunciation
To make oral messages meaningful to receivers, words should be clearly and correctly pronounced. There should not be any lack of clarity, otherwise, the communication would be a confusing one.

Effective oral communication desires that a message should be brief. If the sender took a long time for talking, his message may not get the attention of the receiver.

Precision is needed to make oral communication effective. There should not be any confusing words rather message to be delivered should be specific so that there is no misunderstanding.

Natural voice
Any sort of unnatural voice may distort the message. Natural voice can do a lot to make oral communication effective.

Logical sequence
Ideas should be organized in a sequential way to make the message communicative and attractive. Unorganized ideas do not provide clear sense while a logical sequence of ideas gives clear sense.

Principles of effective oral communication

Principles of Oral Communication

Suitable words
Words have different meanings to different people in different situations in oral communication, a speaker should use the common, simple and familiar words so that receiver can react to the message without any problem.

Courtesy costs nothing but can earn many things. So, a speaker should be courteous while addressing listeners. It helps create a good impression in the mind of listeners regarding the speaker.

Attractive presentation
It is another principle to make oral communication effective. A speaker should deliver his speech in a very nice and sweet language so that receiver is attracted to take part in the communication.

Avoiding Emotions
Speaker must control his emotions to make oral communication effective. Too much emotion will take the speaker away from the main subject.

The speaker must be knowledgeable regarding the portion of the speech where he should give emphasis. Giving emphasis on respective points will help draw the attention of the audience.

Controlling Gesticulation
Speaker at many occasions, consciously or unconsciously, gesticulates for expressing his ideas or thoughts. This is a habit and should be avoided. Otherwise, application of such habit may lead to % disinterest of the audience.

Besides, objective information, the capacity of the listener, interesting language, proper fluency should be considered also as the principles of oral communication.

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6 comments for “12 Principles of Effective Oral Communication

  1. Gursimran sandhu
    November 21, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Thanks for providing such a useful information. Its really amazing!

    • nrain sandhu
      December 20, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      Yes really

  2. Anusha
    September 21, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Thank you for providing this information

  3. Ruchika gupta
    October 6, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Nic explanation, it clear my all confusion about oral communication.

    • ajay jain
      December 6, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      Every think is unclearedin my mind plz tell me more principles

  4. Mallika
    March 27, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Tq for the information …

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