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The barriers to effective listening are

understand; select.

Because we hear so many sounds simultaneously, the first stage of listening is to


Feedback is important to others and yourself. Which are important opportunities and suggestions

All of the above.

When we, as listeners, focus on the the message, we are said to


The process of listeners relating material to their own experiences and knowledge is to


An person who likes their information delivered with lots of facts and details is likely a

content-oriented listener.

A good speaker will provide ʺinformation handlesʺ to enable the listener to understand the message. These include

previews, signposts, and summaries.

Before planning his class speech on gun control legislation, Brad passed around a brief questionnaire asking whether his classmates were for or against gun control, did they agree with the current laws, etc. Was this a good idea, according to your text

Yes; this is a form of psychological audience analysis_a good thing to do for any kind of audience.

An examination by the speaker of the time and place of the speech, size of the expected audience, and the speaking occasion is

a situational analysis.

A speaker who analyses the listeners and the occasion and adapts the speech to them is defined by your text as

an audience-centered speaker.

A speaker who analyzes the audienceʹs income, occupation, and education is interested in their

socioeconomic status.

Finding out that your speech will be given to an all-male audience around the age of 30 is a form of

demographic analysis.

In your speech on gays in the military, you make a reference to ʺthose homosexuals.ʺ As an audience-centered speaker, what error did you make

You were not sensitive in the use of your language regarding sexual orientation.

You think you want to do your persuasive speech on capital punishment, taking the stance that capital punishment is barbaric and should be abolished. But before you craft this speech, you would like to learn your audienceʹs views on the subject. What should you do

Conduct an analysis to reveal your audienceʹs attitudes on the subject.

TJ is giving a speech on reasons why recycling is everyoneʹs responsibility. During this speech,TJ notices that his audience isnʹt making eye contact with him, that there is a lot of restless movement, and that the audience membersʹ faces seem blank. How should TJ respond to this negative feedback

illustrate the point with a funny, personal example.

What can a speaker add to his or her speech that will likely appeal to most members of a very diverse audience


If your audience seems to be disagreeing with you, you should rely more on anecdotes and less on facts to present your case


If you were to customize your message to your audience, a good suggestion is to visit your library and identify a significant event in world or national history


Audience analysis is

process of examining information about the listeners who will hear your speech.

Questions you would ask about the attitudes toward your topic are

Is the audience interested or apathetic? How much do they already know about the topic?

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