Public speaking Chapter 1

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T F Communication skills, including public speaking, are often ranked first among the qualities employers seek in college graduates.
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T F The growth of the Internet and social networking is reducing the need for public speaking.
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T F As your textbook states, public speaking is a form of empowerment because it gives speakers the ability to manipulate people.
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T F The teaching and study of public speaking began more than 4,000 years ago.
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T F Both public speaking and conversation involve adapting to listener feedback.
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T F Public speaking requires the same method of delivery as ordinary conversation.
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T F Public speaking usually requires more formal language than everyday conversation.
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T F Public speaking is more highly structured than everyday conversation.
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T F When you adjust to the situation of a public speech, you are doing on a larger scale what you do every day in conversation.
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T F As a speaker, you can usually assume that an audience will be interested in what you have to say.