P.S.: Test 1

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Looking for audience members that are smiling at you, making eye contact, and nodding

will make you feel more confident.

When facing public speaking anxiety, the goal for the speaker should be to

manage it positively.

Right before her speech, Tasha says in her mind, ʺI can DO this. I am excited about sharing this material with my audience. I am a powerful, confident speaker.ʺ Is this is a helpful technique to reduce nervousness and build confidence?

Yes, this is a nerve-calming technique the text refers to as giving yourself a mental pep

A form of communication which has much in common with modern public speaking is

conversation.

The fact that most speeches are planned and rehearsed well in advance of delivery illustrates which of the following

the difference between public speaking and everyday conversation.

One of the ways that public speaking and conversation are different is that public speaking is

more formal.

The nineteenth-century practice of delivering famous speeches from history, instead of writing oneʹs own speeches, is

declamation.

Rachel is called on to speak in front of her Theories of Education class. She has gained confidence and competence in her public speaking class, a term that your text calls

empowerment.

Being an audience-centered public speaker

influences every step of the speech making process.

What aspect of speech preparation contains the summary of your message

the central idea

The three major divisions of a speech are

the introduction, the body, and the conclusion.

A complete outline of your speech is necessary

to ensure a definite, logical organization of supporting material.

In a speech about voting trends, Michael cited recent statistics, but made no attempt to appeal to the audienceʹs sense of patriotism or to encourage them to vote more regularly. Whatʹs Michaelʹs general purpose in this speech

to inform.

Our beliefs, values, and moral principles by which we determine what is right or wrong are our

ethics.

Lifting key passages from sources you do not credit in your speech is an unethical practice known as

plagiarism.

When we, as speakers, consider our beliefs, values, and moral principles when writing and presenting a speech, we are

speaking ethically.

Ethically, if you are uncertain about attributing sources in a speech, your text suggests

when in doubt, document all of your sources in a speech.

Using sound evidence and reasoning in a speech is an example of

an ethical guideline.

When John gave his speech about the college application process to his fellow high school seniors, they seemed to enjoy it. But when he gave the same speech to junior high age students, they appeared bored. What mistake did John make

He needed to accommodate his audience.

Grace knew her speech backwards and forwards. She rehearsed it over and over, timing it to make sure she didnʹt run over the time limit.When she actually delivered the speech, she found herself much less nervous and much more confident than she expected to be. Which guideline for developing confidence provided in your text applies here

Be prepared.

Right before her speech, Tasha says in her mind, ʺI can DO this. I am excited about sharing this material with my audience. I am a powerful, confident speaker.ʺ Is this is a helpful technique to reduce nervousness and build confidence

Yes, this is a nerve-calming technique the text refers to as giving yourself a mental pep talk.

Looking for audience members that are smiling at you, making eye contact, and nodding

will make you feel more confident.

When facing public speaking anxiety, the goal for the speaker should be to

manage it positively.

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