applied concept presentation.docx Speech Communication in Business & the Professions
To complete this
paper I am asking you to listen to a tape recording of your applied concept
presentation and to write an approximately 2
page paper in which you evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your
speech. I would like you to evaluate the strengths
and weaknesses of your speech using the categories listed below. These categories coincide with those on the
applied concept presentation critique sheet.
Make sure to illustrate your evaluations with specifics from the speech
itself. For any weaknesses that you
identify, make recommendations as to how they might be corrected.
(memorable/dynamic attention getter, clear & manageable thesis, clear
preview, credibility established, thesis relevance established)
(effective summary/reinforcement of main ideas, thesis relevance
reinforced, memorable/dynamic last comment)
& Support Materials (clear explanations, dynamic/interesting
explanations, thorough/appropriate amount
of support, variety in support types,
explanations/support well adapted to audience)
(manageable/appropriate number of main & subpoints, points
clearly related to thesis and to each
other, effective use of connecting/transition
comments between points/subpoints)
(effective vocal variety & dynamism, effective fluency, effective loudness
& speaking rate, good eye contact, effective gesturing, avoidance of
6. Overall Assessment (overall how effective
was the speech, how well adapted
was it to the audience, how skillful was
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Computers have revolutionized our lives and now a computer helps us in countless ways,
one of them is talking to a computer. Speech recognition is the computer technique by
which the computer “Listens” and “Speaks” by receiving audio input and giving output.
Thus the computer is taken as a device which can capture, understand and respond to the
words as a person speaks freely with another person.
According to Cook, Stephen, there are different kinds of speech recognition applications
and softwares which are available in the market through which different tasks can be
done very easily.
The speech recognition is used for dictation to the computer, its correction and all the
commands used in computer can be spoken to computer for further actions. This
technology is being used in almost every field related to computers. Every field of life
receive the benefits of speech recognition suitable for the nature of industry.
Technically speaking, the speech recognition is a process in which a computer identifies
the voice of a person spoken in a specific way or accent which the computer already
recognizes. After identifying the computer reacts to the speech accordingly. For example,
in smart phones today, Google search has the feature of speech recognition, feature
through which a person does not need to type or enter data by pressing keys but just
speaking to the smart phone can redirect to the specific website for which the user is
Speech recognition is being used in different applications and are known as voice user
interface. These applications are used in dialling a phone number or texting from
smartphones and other calling devices. Routing these calls and the most important use of
voice recognition is in interactive calling for the customer services industry which is
heavily used by the banking industry.
Finally speech recognition can save time for teachers. Teachers can speak to the
computer to prepare their presentations and lectures for the ease of students to help cover
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