Ch 11 PR 298

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The CHRONOLOGICAL arrangement organizes main points according to their location, such as front-to-rear, north-to-south.
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false
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MEMORIZED speaking is the preferred delivery for most business speakers.
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false
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Writing your speech in MANUSCRIPT form helps you to spot problems with your speech and, consequently, is recommended.
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false
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The CONCLUSION is composed of the summary and final thought.
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true
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ORAL REPORTS usually are longer than oral briefings and are more formal.
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true
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Impromptu speaking, speaking without prior preparation and without notes, is a DANGEROUS way to give a major presentation.
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true
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Information makes more of an impact on an audience when there are FIVE OR MORE main points, sub-ideas, and facts.
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false
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The EXACT PURPOSE is a planning tool and never appears in the actual speech, while the THESIS presents a preview for the audience what the speech is about, and, consequently, does appear in the actual speech.
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true
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You should use your POLISHED OUTLINE for practicing your speech.
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false
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At a glance, an outline can tell you how the main points are ORGANIZED.
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true
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BLOGS are messages of 140 characters or less posted on Twitter.com.
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false
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The TOPICAL pattern is used to divide a topic when no spatial, chronological, or causal relationship exists between the main point.
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true
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In conducting database searches, it is a good idea to link search terms with BOOLEAN OPERATORS like “or,” “and,” or “+.”
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true
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Twitter comments can be used CAUTIOUSLY by speakers as supporting materials in a speech.
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true
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BLOGS as a research tool should be approached cautiously because they tend to be more editorial than factual.
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true
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If your company owns a gasoline truck that was involved in a fatal accident three days ago, you should speak to the press
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c. from a manuscript to protect you from saying something unintentional and from blatant misinterpretation.
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Are the main points in the following presentation organized in (a) chronological, (b) topical, (c) geographical, or (d) causal pattern? “Preparing an Elegant Mincemeat-Pear Tart” I. Prepare the pastry. II. Prepare the streusel topping. III. Bake crust 20 minutes at 350 degrees. IV. Arrange mincemeat and pears into partially baked crust. V. Add streusel topping and bake 15 to 20 minutes at 425 degrees.
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A – chronological
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Are the main points in the following presentation organized in (a) chronological, (b) topical, (c) geographical, or (d) causal pattern? “The Best of XYZ Software” I. XYZ allows typing in columns. II. XYZ creates perfect footnotes. III. XYZ automatically outlines and indexes.
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B – topical
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In the following presentation, are the main points organized in (a) chronological, (b) topical, (c) geographical, or (d) causal pattern? “Cigarettes and Your Health” I. Cigarette smoke releases toxic substances into the air. II. Toxic substances from cigarettes are linked to several chronic health problems.
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D – causal pattern
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Are the main points in the following presentation organized in (a) chronological, (b) topical, (c) geographical, or (d) causal pattern? “American Theme Parks & Summer Fun” I. The best theme parks in California. II. The best theme parks in Texas. III. The best theme parks in Florida.
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C – geographical
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Are the main points in the following presentation organized in (a) chronological, (b) topical, (c) geographical, or (d) causal pattern? “Ways to Cut Your Taxes” I. Invest in bank certificates of deposit. II. Get a social security number for any children over five. III. Keep all receipts for nonreimbursed business expenses. IV. Keep all home-improvement receipts.
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B – topical
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Recent research on humor has found that
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b. self-disparaging humor (where speakers make themselves the brunt of a joke) has a negative effect.
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The first step in preparing an informative presentation should be to
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d. analyze the audience
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Which of the following is the best example of an opening sentence for a speech?
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c. Three years ago, one of my best friends–a young woman about your age–was told she had cancer.
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The following is a good example of a thesis statement:
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d. “Although modern Germany is very much like the United States, German citizens’ nonverbal communication differs in their greetings, social situations, and personal space.
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A question designed to make the audience think, and for which no answer is expected, is known as a(n)
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a. rhetorical question
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The main difference between oral reports and oral briefings has to do with
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a. the timing of the two types.
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Which of the following is an example of an appropriate exact purpose?
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c. After hearing my speech, the audience will understand how to input data into the new system.
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If your Internet search produces too FEW hits, you should
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b. use the wild card (*) to search for all forms of the word.
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About the Internet, you should know the following:
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d. For searching as many sites as possible use a metasearch engine.
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The steps in the preparation of an informative presentation in order are
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d. plan, research, organize, deliver.
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Journal articles that are selected for publication for their quality by a panel of reviewers are referred to as
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b. refereed

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