Spoken communication is more powerful than written communication. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Some people believe socializing through speaking is more beneficial than writing. While speaking may work better in some situations, I believe that writing is a more useful way of communication. Speaking can serve as a useful tool to establish communication between people in some social situations. For example, people usually make friends or start a relationship by talking to someone. Furthermore, education in some specific fields, especially practical training such as driving, can pose more benefits compared to written instruction. In other words, some people are used to attending face-to-face classes to acquire practical skills. As the final point, speaking plays an important role in negotiations between governments, people, etc.,and before any contract, people tend to talk face-to-face. On the other hand, I believe that writing has some unique advantages that make this way of connection more powerful than speaking. Writing’s first dominant feature is its durability. Unlike spoken words, written words are permanent and a reader of a text can communicate with the author even years after the author’s death. Even in protest demonstrations where people shout their demands loudly, many prefer to show their written slogans which are considered more influential. In addition, as many people are not comfortable with telephone or face-to-face communications, they pick writing which is not deniable and conveys the message in a shorter way. Hence, nowadays that email and app Communications that are based on chatting and writing, are being widely utilized by people. In conclusion, although it is true that speaking is a powerful means of communication, I believe that writing enables people to socialize more appropriately.
Submitted by Vahid Bakhtiari on
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