Communication Competence In Dr. Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

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Bringing awareness to situations of inequality or unfairness is crucial to society and the key is being able to communicate that ethically and effectively. Hence, communication competence is the ability to effectively exchange meaning through a common system of symbols, signs or behavior (19). Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is perhaps a great example of someone who possesses communication competence. His “I have a dream” speech focused on a single positive message which was equality for all. If you watch his speech, you can observe his use of both verbal and nonverbal cues; for instance, his analogies, different vocal volume levels and even his pausing moments where everyone cheered.
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