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. Winter 2000;67(4):45-8.

Having Your Say

  • PMID: 11219221

Having Your Say

D W Chambers. J Am Coll Dent. .


Effectiveness in speaking at meetings is more a matter of fit with the emerging image the group has of itself than the persuasiveness of the speaker. In addition to rhetorical messages, people speak at meetings to confirm their right to membership, obtain or exercise status, achieve social goals, and provide or reinforce the structural and procedural needs of the group. Persuasive speeches should fit the flow of the meeting, state the desired result of the speech, and give a reason. Style points are also mentioned.

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