Guide To Public Speaking

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Those things a person accepts as plausible based on interpretation and judgment are called?
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Beliefs
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Juan paid attention to the characteristics of his audience members and took care to keep them in mind during the whole speech-making process. This is an example of?
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Mindfulness
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Which of the following is an environmental barrier?
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having difficulty hearing the speaker due to people talking
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Being audience centered begins
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With topic selection.
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According to the Population Reference Bureau, _____ percent of U.S. households in 2002 were “traditional.”
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People who were born between 1946 and 1964 are called
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Baby Boomers
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Which of the following is NOT a tip for adapting to internal noise?
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pay attention to the noises affecting you and your audience
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Which of the following is NOT a personal trait?
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Beliefs
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Which of the following is NOT a component of race?
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nation of birth
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An audience who is required to attend is called
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Captive
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According to Maslow, our most basic needs are
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physiological
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Which of the following is NOT a type of external noise?
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thinking about the speech you are about to give
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The _____ traits of your audience relate to how they are affected by or identify with other groups of people.
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social
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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Generation Y?
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. spend rather than save
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“I love classic rock!” This is an example of a(n)
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attitude.
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Which of the following is NOT a component of intercultural competence, according to Littlejohn and Foss?
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self-monitoring
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Demographics can also be called
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personal traits.
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“Smoking marijuana leads to the use of other drugs.” This is an example of a(n)
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belief
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Shalonda noted that most of her audience members were employed in the medical field. This is an example of paying attention to
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Personal Trait
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Which of the following words best defines traditionalists?
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Loyal
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Which of the following is NOT true in regard to effective thesis statements?
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It should begin with an infinitive form
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What is wrong with the following specific purpose: “To inform incoming students about the scholarship opportunities at the college and the financial-aid process”?
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There is more than one key idea.
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If your general purpose is to persuade, you can choose the following topic categories with the exception of _____
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issues
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Which of the following does NOT have the general purpose of “to inform”?
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a speech honoring veterans on Veteran’s Day
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If your general purpose is to describe, you can choose the following topic categories except a(n)_____
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concept.
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Which of the following is NOT true in regard to the central idea?
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It can be written as a question or declarative statement.
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A(n)__________ is a list of general words and phrases that could be potential speech topics.
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idea bank
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Which of the following shows the steps to narrowing your topic in the correct order?
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identify specific purpose, identify central idea, evaluate central idea, and construct a working outline
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The main result of any method you use to narrow your topic is an effectively written
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General Purpose
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When taking steps to narrow your topic, the objective refers to
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the particular outcome or behavior you want your audience to experience after hearing your speech.
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Which of the following is NOT true about your working outline?
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It should be constructed after you identify the specific purpose of your speech.
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Which of the following is the first step in narrowing your topic?
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identify the specific purpose
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Which of the following is NOT another term for the central idea?
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preview
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The single statement combining your general purpose, your audience, and your objective is called the
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specific purpose
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A properly-narrowed speech topic will help do all of the following EXCEPT
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increase the emotional appeal in the speech.
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What is NOT a guideline for writing an effective central idea?
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avoid declarative statements
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Which of the following does NOT have the goal of accentuating a special occasion?
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a speech urging the audience to consume less salt
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A brief sketch of the body of your speech is called the
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working outline.
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What is wrong with the following specific purpose: “To persuade my classmates to give the gift of life by making the sacrifice to become blood donors on an ongoing basis”?
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It is not concise.
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Narrowing your topic will help you do all of the following EXCEPT
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ensure your speech follows ethical guidelines.
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_____ are especially useful when looking for emotional appeal examples.
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Nonprofit Organization Web Sites
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Which of the following is NOT a guideline for conducting an interview?
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Stick Strictly to prepared questions
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Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari are all examples of
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Browsers
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Which of the following is NOT an example of a reference work?
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_____is/are useful for searching other, often smaller or unknown, engines and specialized sites
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Metasearch Engines
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Which of the following is NOT an advantage of using commercial Web sites as sources?
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They are usually without Bias
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When you are checking out a Web site’s mission statement and considering who its target audience is, you are evaluating its
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Impartiality
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Which of the following is NOT true in regard to databases?
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You should cite the database you used in your speech.
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Which of the following databases would be most helpful for researching the cervical cancer vaccine?
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OVID
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When conducting a survey, the large group of people you want to collect quantifiable information from is called the
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Population
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Which of the following is NOT true in regard to library portals?
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They replace the need to see a reference librarian.
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A _____ is created by a group or individual on a topic of personal interest.
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A personal Web site
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Extensive collections of published works in electronic form are called
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Databases
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_____ are regularly distributed mini-publications produced by clubs, churches, societies, associations, businesses, and government agencies.
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Newsletter
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If you want to locate material physically owned by the library you should use the
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Catalog
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The public library is the best source of information if you are looking for all of the following EXCEPT
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Scientific Research
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_____ are valuable for collecting information from a large group of people and allow you to collect a wide variety of information in a relatively easy and economical manner.
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Surveys
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Which of the following is NOT true about nonprofit organization Web sites?
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They tend to use technical jargon
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Which of the following is an example of a specialized database?
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CQ Weekly
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Maria is looking for information on her topic of cooperative learning in the classroom. Which database should she use?
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ERIC
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_____ are specific instances or cases that embody or illustrate points in your speech.
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Examples
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Brief explanations designed to inform your audience about something unfamiliar are called
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Definition
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“Diego Maradona and Pele each made it to four FIFA World Cup finals” is an example of (a)
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Comparison
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If you are looking for the average grade students in your speech class made on their last test you are calculating the
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mean
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Which of the following is NOT a guideline for quoting and paraphrasing information in your speech?
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You must give oral citations for information you quote, but not information you paraphrase
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When you state the sources of the support material in your speech you are using
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citations
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A(n) _____ helps explain the unfamiliar by comparing and contrasting it to what is familiar.
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analogy
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The example given in Chapter 4 about the supposed cloned dog, Snuppy, is an example of a problem with _____ in a speech.
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accuracy
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_____ aim to draw conclusions about a larger population by making estimates based on a smaller sample of that population.
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Inferential statistics
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_____ gain their power from future possibilities.
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Hypothetical examples
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Which of the following is NOT a guideline for using oral citations in your speech?
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state all your sources at once in the introduction to the speech
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When you use the statements of an ordinary person other than yourself in your speech, you are using _____ testimony.
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lay
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Which of the following is NOT true in regard to using personal knowledge in your speech?
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It can often replace outside research
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Actress Daryl Hannah speaking about the benefits of biodiesel fuels is an example of _____ testimony.
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Prestige
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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of scholarly sources?
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They are written by journalists.
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Which of the following is NOT true in regard to expert testimony?
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As long as the person is famous, the audience will deem him/her to be credible
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Which of the following is NOT a benefit of conducting research?
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Verifiable bits of information about people, events, places, dates, and times are called
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Facts
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_____ examples are based on the potential outcomes of imagined scenarios.
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Hypothetical
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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of popular sources?
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They discuss and research a topic at length.
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The best way of looking at an outline is thinking of it as a….
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A Piece of architecture
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First…Second…Third…are examples of _____.
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Signposts
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_____ are the essential ideas you want to cover or the central claims you want to make in your speech.
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Main Points
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The speech conclusion should end with a
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“wow” statement
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Which element of the conclusion is the following: “So, the next time you get a credit card offer in the mail and you are tempted to apply, remember that too much debt can hurt your credit score and make it impossible to save for the future.”
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Audience response statement
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_____ act like hyperlinks on your computer and show logical jumps between sections of your speech.
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Transition
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Which of the following is an example of a connective transition?
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In additon…
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What element of the introduction is the following: “How many of you, if you saw someone drowning, would know what to do?”
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Attention material
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Which of the following is NOT true in relation to writing your outline in complete sentences?
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Delivery outlines should be in full sentences
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The _____ is the part of your speech that contains main points, subordinate points, and links.
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Body
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Which of the following is an example of a time transition?
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Let’s move on to
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What is wrong with the following main point in the preparation outline: I. Container water gardening is a relaxing and rewarding hobby, involves the use of inexpensive materials and brings a water feature into your own backyard.
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It contains more than one idea
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Which of the following is NOT true in regard to outlining?
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A properly-divided outline can help you in your delivery.
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Main points should be designated by
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Roman Numerals
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The speech conclusion should begin with a
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Summary Statement
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Which of the following is NOT true about main points?
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Effective speeches have three main points
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Which of the following is NOT in a speech introduction?
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Specific Purpose
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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a delivery outline?
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Full sentences
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Preparation outlines are also called
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Formal Outlines
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The _____ is the opening that gets the audience’s attention and causes them to focus on the topic.
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Introduction

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