Dell Hymes Speaking Model in Action with Everyday Examples
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In this live stream, we talk about applying the Dell Hymes Speaking Model in everyday situations. We provide real-world examples of the S.P.E.A.K.I.N.G framework that makes up communicative competence, which will improve your social skills!

Psst… by the way, if you want to become a Dell Hymes expert, then you should check out our Masterclass on this Communication Framework. We go over each of the eight components in-depth, with rich examples for each. You'll also get a blueprint for how to prevent miscommunications and how to more effectively communicate across cultures. Check out the Masterclass page to learn more

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Dell Hymes created the SPEAKING framework, which is a great tool to help us become better communicators within our own speech communities but also across various cultures. In our Dell Hymes Masterclass we cover more examples of how to level up your communication in any social setting and cultural context.

In our live stream conversation, we review the eight components comprising S.P.E.A.K.I.N.G, created within the ethnographic study of language use, which is a mnemonic device that stands for the following:

  • S: Speaking
  • P: Participants
  • E: Ends
  • A: Acts Sequences 
  • K: Key
  • I: Instrumentalities 
  • N: Norms
  • G: Genre

If you're looking for a deep-dive into this communication framework, then you won't want to miss the chance to learn all about it in our Dell Hymes Speaking Model Masterclass.

Use this framework as a tool to help prepare for speech acts you will perform (i.e., inviting someone on a date, giving a speech, apologizing, networking, negotiating, etc.) to help ease social anxiety around the speech act. 

The SPEAKING model will also come in handy when you are studying abroad, living overseas, working in another country where you are learning the new language and becoming more attuned to the culture. If you take time to tease out each of the eight components, your communicative competence will improve dramatically!

And if you're really hoping to become a Dell Hymes expert, then check out the Dell Hymes Masterclass to level up your communication and social skills once and for all.

Use the Dell Hymes framework to improve communicative competence during cross-cultural interactions as well. It is so important when learning a new language, to understand the interplay between language and culture.

Happy Explearning ✨


P.S. Don't forget to check out our Dell Hymes Speaking Model Framework Masterclass for more practice!

About the Author and the Explearning Academy:

Mary Daphne is an expert in communication, executive interpersonal skills, and personal development. She is the founder of the Explearning Academy, a platform dedicated to helping individuals enhance their social fluency, boost their careers, and elevate their social game. Through immersive group coaching programs like the Executive Communication Lab and self-guided journeys, participants gain the social superpowers and career catapults they've been searching for. If you're ready to take your negotiation skills to the next level and connect with like-minded individuals, visit and explore the various plans available. Join the Explearning Academy community and unlock your full potential.

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