Speaking and Talking
Art of Conversation
Many think that speaking and talking are same.Even dictionaries rarely make the difference.But experience says all talks are not of same effect.Some are hearty and some are just told. Hence there is the necessity to recognise the difference between the two.Oral communication is day by day getting more and more importance.It is now recognized as an art. One who erpeerts in it, get greater success in life.There is a proverb iun kannada which means-'words spoiled the house, and a hole(in the cooking pot) spoiled the burning oven'.
Speech and Talk
By 'speech' we should mean such spoken words which are softly said, with all humility and humbleness,with an intension to enlighten the listener either with thesubject knowledge , or with good advise intended to modify the behaviour.
'Talk' , on the other hand, should mean such words which are spoken only to show the superiority, power, or influence, egoism, etc. The 'Talks' are never hearty. nor they are enlightening.(Excluding the use of this word with reference to lecture talks by good speakers).
Talk may win
Speech reaches the hearts. But talk does'nt looses always. On certain occassions, talk only wins. For eg: election campaigns in India( with certain exceptions, ofcourse). Talks may bring in practical benefits sometimes. But it rarely wins hearts.
Speech on the contrary, looses sometimes, eventhough genuine.But that is always due to the negligence , or underestimation on the part of the listener, not due to defect in speech. Such people later repent for discarding such speeches.
Let us speak , instead of only 'talking'.And , let us learn to value the speeches uttered by others, for our own benefit. That makes them happy and keeps us on the positive , profiting side.
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