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PUBLIC SPEAKING SOPHIA UNIT 2 – MILESTONE 2 You passed this Milestone 24 questions were answered correctly . 1 question was answered incorrectly . 1 Ed, the leader of a steelworker's union, wants to give a speech detailing how the current economy will affect the union's demands this year. Which form of informational speech would help Ed best achieve his goal? An explanatory speech A definition speech A demonstrative speech A descriptive speech CONCEPT Defining an Informative Speech Types of Informative Speeches 2 Lucas is working on a paper describing the life stages of insect species for his high school biology class. He has found many sources on the internet for his paper. Which source can be considered the most useful? An entry in an online encyclopedia that offers one sentence on how praying mantises breed. An academic article on a .gov domain describing the average lifespan of a grasshopper. A blog post on observing butterflies that was one of the first results from a search engine. A newsletter on a .net domain warning about declines in the bee population. CONCEPT Evaluating Material from the Internet 3
A politician repeats the impact that new taxes will have on her city several times during an address. Which goal of an informative speech is the speaker trying to achieve in this example? Enhancing audience understanding Making it memorable Making a complex topic digestible Including non-essential information CONCEPT Subjects of Informative Speeches The Goals of an Informative Speech 4 James was eager to present his findings on how recycling impacted a state’s GDP to the National Council of Governors. He created a PowerPoint presentation that illustrated the 15% increase in expendable income experienced by each participating state at the end of one year. Which of the following is NOT a benefit of James’ use of visual aids to communicate statistical data? A visual aid adds credibility to his speech. A visual aid helps him to articulate his words, making them easier to understand. A visual aid makes his statistics easier to understand. A visual aid makes his argument more believable to an audience. CONCEPT Communicating Statistics Understanding Statistics 5 What is the best way to follow up an online asynchronous interview? Discard the record of the interview, including the name of the person, the date, and the manner of data collection. Take notes and transcribe the answers that seem most relevant to you as the interviewer. Focus only on the sections of the interview that conform to initial suspicions about the subject. Ask closed questions, use rating scales, and tabulate the frequency of certain responses.
CONCEPT Interview Follow Up 6 Iris is the head of an oncology department in a city hospital. A friend at a nearby university asks her to give a presentation in front of students who are thinking of pursuing a career in the medical industry. Iris plans to talk about the daily challenges of her job and how she constantly uses what she learned in school to solve problems. Since she does not have experience writing

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