Common examples of oral communications include public speeches, telephone conversations, face-to-face conversations, radio broadcasts, classroom lectures and business presentations. Oral communications is the verbal exchange of ideas and information from one person to another person or group. Essentially, any verbal conversation can be considered oral communications.
Advances in technology have created new modes of oral communications that weren't possible several years ago, such as video phones, video conferencing and podcasts. Many of these advancements have given people new ways of communicating with one another more personally, as opposed to writing letters or emails. Some people believe new technology has caused people to lose touch with one another, whereas others think it has actually created more ways for people to speak to each other one-on-one or in large groups.