To help you decide on a style of speaking that is suitable for a particular situation or context you should think about:
For example, in a conversation with friends you are likely to use a very different style of speaking and listening than you would in a formal presentation to an unfamiliar audience.
Ask yourself the following key questions when preparing for speaking and listening:
Your answers to these questions should help you focus on how you might best speak to your audience in an interesting and convincing way.
Be clear about your purpose in presentations and discussions. Is your aim:
It is a good idea to prepare notes in advance of formal speaking and listening situations and to practise beforehand in front of people.