Winter 2011 take home test

Winter 2011 take - Pham 1 Kaitlin Pham Professor Erma Strauffer COMS 102 18 December 2011 Winter 2011-COMS 102-Take Home Test#1 Please put your

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Pham 1 Kaitlin Pham Professor Erma Strauffer COMS 102 18 December 2011 Winter 2011-COMS 102-Take Home Test #1 Please put your answers in your own words. Type your answers and use complete sentences. Thank you. 1. List the different kinds of fears that the authors suggest may cause nervousness in public speaking. Which of these fears do you identify with the most? How can you not only overcome these fears, but also use them to help you become a better public speaker? The different types of fears include the fear of failure, fear of the unknown, fear of the spotlight, fear of breaking the rules, and fear of fear. I relate mostly with fear of failure and fear of fear. I occasionally visualize myself messing up parts of my speech, and my presentation would have a snowball effect, getting worse and worse and I feel the anxiety. However, I think that the only way I can improve is by only imagining myself succeeding, and giving a well-formed speech. I also should be aware that during my speech, if something were to happen, that I do not get stressed out and I continue where I start. 2. The authors of your text give you four ways to avoid plagiarism. What are they? Four ways to avoid plagiarism are to always acknowledge a document your source orally; to not use the same sequence of ideas and organization that the source did; tell the audience exactly when and how you are citing someone else’s exact words in your presentation; and never buy, find, or use someone else’s speech as your own work. 3.-4. Look at Section 5. Go through the seven basic principles for evaluating a speaker, but instead of evaluating a speaker, talk about the ethical considerations associated with each principles. Please put your answers in your own words. 2 pts. When speaking in front of an audience, the purpose should be apparent by the end of the presentation. However, audiences want a genuine speaker, someone they can trust to believe. As a result, one should not be embarrassed to reveal one’s true purpose, and evaluate how the listeners would interpret the presentation. Similarly, a speaker should understand their audience, and set up their speech that carries out their purpose in the best way. An ethical speaker must understand and balance out what the audience would enjoy hearing opposed to what is true. The speaker must also respect the requirements they are given, using the environment properly. Time limits should be met, and the content of the speech should be appropriate for the audience. Additionally, the information within the speech should be recent and relevant. The
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course COMS 102 taught by Professor Stauffer during the Winter '08 term at Cal Poly.

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Winter 2011 take - Pham 1 Kaitlin Pham Professor Erma Strauffer COMS 102 18 December 2011 Winter 2011-COMS 102-Take Home Test#1 Please put your

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