Oracy is much more that just speaking fluently. It is confidence in front of people (be they large groups or small). It is eloquently articulating points of view without resorting to vulgar language or insults. It is the skill of bring people together. It is an art that can be a vehicle of cultural change.
One of the greatest things that our current interconnectivity provides us with, is an exposure to more culture, more groups, more businesses, more industries and an opening of the realisation of possibilities that we might be more alike than our current world view permits
We are forgetting ourselves and our collective environment. We are not being creative. We are applying economic and monetary mantra and letting the humanistic side of our psyche slip silently away in a morass of inertia.