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Unit 2 Preparing Your SpeechChallenge 1The week before the holiday party, Adam calls John into his office. “I need you to give a speechto your coworkers during the party,” Adam says. John is terrified of speaking in public, so Adamagrees to help him choose a topic.After discussing possible topics for an hour, John notices some common themes in Adam’ssuggestions. For the first time, he feels better about his upcoming speech.Which of the following scenarios describes the strategy of distilling?John sits at his computer and investigates other speeches that have been given atholiday parties.John writes down as many topic ideas as he can think of in a limited amount of time.John visually maps out how his ideas for topics are connected.John refines his ideas by noticing common themes and patterns.After his brainstorming session with Adam, John starts to think about the demographics of hisaudience. He realizes that most of his coworkers are young males who earn a lower salary thanhe does. He also knows that much of their work involves hard, physical labor.John does not want to seem condescending to his coworkers by making lazy generalizationsabout their backgrounds. Rather, he wants his speech to emphasize the connections that they allshare.Select the example of an appropriate topic for John's speech.Transitioning to retirementThe inappropriateness of lewd behavior at workConsidering coworkers a second familyFinding ways to stay in shape while at workJohn is ready to settle on the thesis for his speech. He wants to convince party attendees that theyare working towards a common goal.
Just to be safe, John calls Adam and describes his proposed thesis. “Sounds good to me,” Adaminforms him.
Which of the following statements serves as an example of a well-developed thesis for John’sspeech?

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