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speech comm quiz 2

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You have previous experience in public speaking, tend to be less sensitive to apprehension, and have a lower heart rate when speaking. What is your style of communication apprehension?
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b. Insensitive
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One study found that men are more likely to experience more anxiety than women when speaking to…
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a. People from a culture different from their own
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Susan had been planning her speech about owls for an elementary school audience. She had extensive information about their habitat, hunting habits, and prey. She showed graphic pictures of hunting owls to her audience. Many children cried and were frightened by her speech. Susan did not understand why. What did Susan do wrong?
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b. Susan failed to know her audience
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Most speakers who procrastinate in preparing their speeches will…
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c. Feel more speaker apprehension
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Even though Wilber’s public speaking teacher had encouraged him to practice and prepare notes, he was convinced he did not need them. Wilbur was naturally comfortable in front of an audience, and thought notes would just stifle his charisma. On the day of his speech Wilbur found he was struggling to find the right words and felt like he was rambling. His audience was not amused or engaged. What was Wilbur’s biggest mistake?
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a. Wilbur did not prepare
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Why is it especially important to have a clear plan for your speech introduction?
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a. You are likely to feel the most anxious during the opening moments of your speech
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Saul is very nervous before delivering his speech and notices that his hands are shaky and his knees are wobbly. How can Saul take control of these involuntary body movements before his speech?
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c. By channeling his nervous energy
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Jackie was giving a speech on horses. She loves horses and she was excited to talk about horses. She imagined how happy she would be to share the information with her audience and how glad they would be to hear the information. What strategy was Jackie using to manage her anxiety?
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a. She visualized her success
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Which of the following is a good strategy to use while speaking in order to calm speaker anxiety?
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b. Look for positive listener support
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Ellie was very nervous about giving her first speech in her speech class, so she began working with several clubs on campus and volunteered to do presentations before her first formal speech in class. What strategy did Ellie use to combat her nervousness?
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b. Ellie sought out speaking opportunities