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If you have 10 minutes or less to deliver a presentation

a. speak as quickly as you possibly can.

b. limit yourself to four or five main points.

c. you can assume your audience is already interested.

d. organize your presentation as you would a brief written message.

ANSWER: d; DIFFICULTY: moderate; PAGE: 502; TYPE: concept

 

 

Longer speeches and presentations are organized like

a. reports.

b. memos.

c. letters.

d. e-mail messages.

ANSWER: a; DIFFICULTY: moderate; PAGE: 502; TYPE: concept

 

 

When organizing a speech, use the indirect order if your purpose is to

a. entertain and the audience is resistant.

b. motivate and the audience is receptive.

c. persuade and the audience is resistant.

d. inform and the audience is receptive.

ANSWER: c; DIFFICULTY: moderate; PAGE: 503; TYPE: application

 

 

When preparing an outline for your speech, keep in mind that

a. it can serve as the foundation of your speaking notes.

b. you should keep each item to two- to three-word descriptions of what you will say.

c. you can leave out all transitions.

d. this is not the place to include "stage directions."

ANSWER: a; DIFFICULTY: moderate; PAGE: 504; TYPE: application

 

 

To reduce the formality of a talk

a. deliver your remarks in a conversational tone.

b. use a large room.

c. seat the audience in rows.

d. do all of the above.

ANSWER: a; DIFFICULTY: moderate; PAGE: 506; TYPE: application 256

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If you have 10 minutes or less to deliver a presentation

a. speak as quickly as you possibly can.

b. limit yourself to four or five main points.

c. you can assume your audience is already interested.

d. organize your presentation as you would a brief written message.

ANSWER: d; DIFFICULTY: moderate; PAGE: 502; TYPE: concept