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The Art of Public Speaking – Chapter 1

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The channel in the process of communication is defined as
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the means by which a message is communicated
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An effectively communicated message
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is one the speaker intends to communicate and is generated verbally and nonverbally
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In the process of communication, feedback is defined as
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the message that is sent back to the speaker
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An experienced speaker views nervousness as
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a way to generate mental vitality for a speech
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The oldest known handbook on effective speech was written 4,500 years ago in
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Egypt
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In the process of communication, interference is defined as
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anything that impedes the communication of a message
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Which is not considered to be public speaking?
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One on one conversations
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In the process of communication, situation is defined as
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the time and place in which speech communication takes place
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Believing that your own group or culture is superior to all other groups or cultures is called
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ethnocentrism
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Bronson has a terrible headache. During class, he completely misses the teacher’s homework instructions. Which of the following elements caused the communication process to be a failure for Bronson?
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Internal interference
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Public speakers who do not consider cultural differences before speaking
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run the risk of alienating their audience
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In highly specialized technical fields such as engineering and mathematics
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employers rank very highly the ability to communicate technical knowledge
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The most important ancient work on public speaking still used today is
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Aristotle’s Rhetoric