Running Head: ETHICS
Role of Ethics in Judging Effective Speaker
Ethics are defined as the code of conduct or behavior that is morally acceptable in the
society. It can also be interpreted to mean values. A successful speaker has to pass the message
clearly to the audience with the message and speaker being judged by the audience based on
ethics. Ethics in public speaking can either make or break one's aspiration of becoming an
effective public speaker depending on how well one observes them. There are various values that
a public speaker is judged upon. They include respect, punctuality, and honesty.
An effective public speaker has to respect his or her audience. He or she is supposed to
understand that looking down or discriminating the audience can be detrimental. For instance,
when a speaker makes a discriminatory statement because the audience is made of people of a
different race, the audience might term him ineffective. A speaker should take into consideration
of the different level of education that the audience is comprised of. Speakers who tend to use a
lot of jargons, tend to make their audience feel inferior and disrespect...