Midterm_Study_Guide - SPC2600 PublicSpeaking ProfessorKarsh...

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Public Speaking Professor Karsh Study Guide for Mid-Term Exam Exam covers chapters 1,2,5,6,8,12,17 Instructions: Prepare for your exam by doing ALL of the following: 1.  Read assigned pages on your syllabus 2.  Do practice quizzes on CD that came with your textbook 3.  Learn key terms on this guide 4.  Answer study guide review questions 5.  Answer How Smart Are You Today questions Chapter 1 Key Terms channel listener feedback message interference situation speaker Review Questions 1.  What are the seven elements of the speech communication process? 2.  Why is speaking not necessarily the same thing as communicating? 3.  If there is a contradiction between the verbal and nonverbal components of a  speaker’s message, which component is a listener likely to accept as the true message? 4.  If communication fails, who is to blame—the speaker or the listener? 5.  What two channels are most frequently used for classroom speeches? 6.  What are the three types of interference? 7.  According to a survey, what is the number one mistake made by public speakers? Chapter 2 Key Terms adrenaline positive imagery positive nervousness Review Questions 1.  What are the four main reasons for speakers’ nervousness? 2.  Why are fear and nervousness beneficial to the public speaker? 3.  Why is delivering a speech from memory a bad method? 4.  How can a speaker reduce excessive tension before a speech? 5.  Does an audience detect most of a speaker’s nervous symptoms? Explain your answer. 6.  Why should you never call attention to your nervousness?  7.  Explain the idea, “Think of communication, not performance.” 8.  Why should speakers not be upset when they see the solemn faces of their listeners? 9.  Why should a speaker act as if he or she is confident?
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course SPC 2600 taught by Professor Karshe during the Fall '09 term at FIU.

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