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1Which of the following situations represents the actions of an unethical speaker?Doug introduces himself as an financial advisor and informs his audience that he will be getting a cut of any insurance policy sales.Melissa says that multiple testers love the new software she is explaining even though ithas not been tested.Dana informs the town council about the negative effects her proposed tax cuts will have. In her speech, Martha mentions that she once consulted for the politician she is now endorsing.CONCEPTThe Importance of Studying EthicsRules to Follow When Speaking2Which of the following speeches is primarily meant to inform?A restaurant owner explains the benefits of using local produce.A CEO gives a presentation on how to properly report business expenses.A doctor presents new research on the benefits of drinking fruit juice.A principal tells a heart-warming story about the teacher who is about to receive the teacher-of-the-year award. CONCEPTGeneral PurposeSpecific Purpose of a Speech3
Elaine's boss asks her to take notes on Mark’s client presentation and then discuss it with him. Elaine supervises Mark and has already noted that he struggles with his tone when speaking publicly, which is hindering his ability to pitch advertising campaigns. Mark is presenting to a prospective new client who is looking for a company to market their clothing line. The company recently expanded their line to include new children’s items. Mark missed last week’s briefing on the client and prepared a pitch based on adultclothes.Mark failed to consider which public speaking best practice?Paying attention to feedbackRehearsing his presentation beforehandMaintaining eye contactConsidering his audience's interestsCONCEPTBest Practices in Public SpeakingRules to Follow When Speaking4Janet squirmed in her chair as the school board candidate presented his agenda. She had been sitting all day, and her chair was aggravating her lower back pain. This is an example of (A) low concentrationleading to poor listening. Apoor judgementlack of prioritizationfocusing on style, not substancelow concentrationCONCEPTBe a Serious ListenerCauses of Poor Listening5
Which of the following speeches is an example of a special occasion speech?A father delivers a toast to his daughter during her wedding ceremony. An executive explains a corporate restructuring plan to the members of her staff after a merger. A scientist tells the audience at an annual professional gathering why cutting emissions is critical for the environment.A school nurse lectures students about the benefits of reducing soda and potato-chip consumption.CONCEPTSpeeches for Special OccasionsPersuasive SpeechesInformative Speeches6As James prepared his speech, he made sure to stay on-topic and write a well-organized speech.