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- Unrepeatable

- Information retention is difficult, it is harder to store or retrieve. The 80-20 rule comes into play here-the majority of the audience is likely to forget 80% of the information, while retaining only 20%- thus making the speaker's task very difficult.

- Selective hearing, receiving information may be distorted resulting in miscommunication.
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- Audience must be active listeners.

- The same words said in different tones may convey very different messages.

- Difficulty in finding words to correctly convey meaning in a short period of time.

- Some may find it easier to organise information through writing.

- Easier to visualise the flow of information? This idea is good but only if the visualisations, eg. ppt presentations, are kept simple, short and to the point for the audience to grasp the idea easily. Presentation of too much written material is difficult to grasp in a short span of time.

- People usually take more time to communicate an idea.

-Sometimes the audience need to ask questions to clarify, this often happens in lectures.

- NATO (No Action Talk Only)
*Effective delivery via oral communication but lacks any followup actions. We cannot blindly trust the speaker by what He/She says or claims, Actions speaks louder than Words.

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