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You can articulate a word sharply and still mispronounce it.30.TFWays of talking based on ethnic or regional speech patterns are called dialects.Dialects are usually based on regional or ethnic speech patterns.CHAPTER 13—DELIVERY252
Over the years linguists have concluded that no dialect is inherently better or worse than another dialect.Regional or ethnic dialects are fine in speeches as long as listeners find them acceptable.34.TFWhen a speaker’s body language is inconsistent with her or his words, listeners often believe the body language rather than the words.Research shows that personal appearance affects the audience’s perception of the speaker.Frequent gestures are a sure sign of an effective speaker.Since most people are nervous about public speaking, it is perfectly acceptable to finish a speech by declaring, “Am I glad that’s over!”38.TFWhen you reach the end of your speech, you should maintain eye contact with the audience for a moment after you finish talking.Rehearsing how you behave at the beginning and end of your speech is one of the easiest things you can do to improve your image with an audience.As your textbook explains, learning how to gesture is one of the first things a beginning public speaker should concentrate on.You should start to establish eye contact with the audience even before you begin to speak.42.TFIn the United States, public speakers who establish strong eyecontact are usually perceived as more credible than speakers who have weak eye contact.In the United States, public speakers who establish strong eyecontact with listeners are usually perceived as less credible than speakers who have weaker eye contact.Poor eye contact during a speech can make you lose the attention of your audience.You should try to look at the audience about 50 percent of thetime while you are giving a speech.253TEST BANK FOR THE ART OF PUBLIC SPEAKING
46.TFAccording to your textbook, the first step in rehearsing a speech is to practice in front of a mirror.According to your textbook, the first step in practicing your speech delivery is to go through your preparation outline aloud to see how it translates into spoken discourse.