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Communicating Examples

Communicating Examples

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Use examples to help your audience understand the message being presented

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what's covered
In this lesson, you will learn further tips for integrating examples into your speech. Specifically, this lesson will cover:
  1. Communicating Examples
  2. Using Examples to Complement Key Points
  3. Using Examples That Are Concise and to the Point

1. Communicating Examples

Examples are essential to a presentation that is backed up with evidence, and they help the audience effectively understand the message being presented.

An example is a specific situation, problem, or story intended to help communicate a more general idea.

Examples are most effective when they are used as a complement to a key point in the presentation and focus on the important topics of the presentation.


2. Using Examples to Complement Key Points

One method of effectively communicating examples is by using an example to clarify and complement a main point of a presentation.

EXAMPLE

If an orator is holding a seminar about how to encourage productivity in the workplace, he or she might use an example that focuses on an employee receiving an incentive (such as a bonus) to work harder, and this improved the employee's productivity. An example like this would act as a complement and help the audience better understand how to use incentives to improve performance in the workplace.


3. Using Examples That Are Concise and to the Point

Examples are essential to help an audience better understand a topic. However, a speaker should be careful to not overuse examples, as too many examples may confuse the audience and distract them from focusing on the key points that the speaker is making.

Examples should also be concise and not drawn out so the speaker does not lose the audience's attention. Concise examples should have a big impact on audience engagement and understanding in a small amount of time.

summary
In this lesson, you learned that examples are essential to a presentation that is backed up with evidence, and they help the audience effectively understand the message being presented. An example is a specific situation, problem, or story intended to help communicate a more general idea. One method of effectively communicating examples is by using an example to clarify and complement a main point of a presentation. A speaker should be careful to not overuse examples, as too many examples may confuse the audience and distract them from focusing on the key points that the speaker is making. Examples should be concise and to the point in order to keep the audience engaged.

Source: Boundless. "Communicating Examples." Boundless Communications Boundless, 3 Mar. 2017. Retrieved 19 May. 2017 from https://www.boundless.com/communications/textbooks/boundless-communications-textbook/supporting-your-ideas-9/using-examples-46/communicating-examples-192-4190/