BC CHP. 12

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Which of the following statements about public speaking is most accurate?

most people are apprehensive about speaking in public

Which of the following statements about speaking skills is most accurate?

Recruiter rank speaking skills as an important "soft skill" desired in employees

Business presentations

may vary in complexity

What kind of business presentation uses technology to allow remote colleagues to collaborate in real time?

virtual presentation

The most important part of preparing for an oral presentation is

determining the purpose

after determining your purpose for the presentation, what is your next important step?

analyzing the audience

when analyzing your audience, you should consider the

all answer choices are important factors to consider when analyzing an audience

After you determine your purpose and analyze your audience, your next step is to

collect information

two of the most effective techniques to improve your audience’s ability to understand and remember your speech are

good organization and intentional repetition

you should do all of the following in the introduction of a presentation except

develop the main points with adequate explanation and details

The best technique to establish your credibility in a business presentation is

describing your knowledge, position, or experience

Jessica tells her audience about her five years’ experience as a social networking professional helping over 100 local business learn to use social networking as an effective marketing tool. Jessica is attempting to

identify herself and establish credibility

Connor opened his presentation to an audience of business owners with this statement. if you want to reduce employee benefit costs by at least 15 percent without hurting employee morale or impacting your work environment, please stand up right now. By asking them to stand, Connor is

capturing listeners’ attention and getting them involved

In an effective presentation conclusion, you will strive to accomplish three goals:

summarize the main themes, give the audience a memorable take-away and include a statement that allows for a graceful exit

In the conclusion of your speech, you say, I recommend developing and posting high-quality video podcasts on our website to recruit new employees. You are using the conclusion to

review the main theme of the presentation and to provide a final recommendation

Speakers build audience rapport by

incorporating imagery, supplying verbal signposts, and using body language strategically

To help his listeners keep track o where he is in the presentation, Dominic has just said, Next I will discuss three plans for reducing waste. What verbal signpost is Dominic using?


In her presentation on improving employee morale, Jilian makes this statement: So far, you’ve heard only about the problems we have morale; let’s move to some solutions. jilian has employed the verbal signpost called

switching directions

Effective speakers must be aware of their nonverbal messages. nonverbal means

appearance, movements, and vocal qualities

Like it or not, speakers are judged on their appearance. Which of these is the best advice on choosing your attire for a business presentation?

dress professionally

When selecting and preparing your visual aids, keep in mind your goals as a speaker

to make listeners understand, remember, and act on your ideas

An effective visual aid

all answers choices are correct

Which of these tips regarding the use of handouts as a visual aid is most accurate?

Handouts should be discussed during the presentation, but they should not be distributed until the presentation is finished

Zoom presentations

use 3D to help audiences better understand and remember content, details, and relationships

For effective presentation slides, you should apply 6×6 rule to most slides. The 6×6 rule means that

each slide has no more than 6 words per line and no more than six lines

Which is the best advice to follow when using presentation templates?

Adjust the color scheme or font style of existing templates to suit your needs

What is the best advice to follow when revising and proofreading your multimedia presentation?

proofread your slideshow using a printed copy

Which of the following is the best recommendation for delivering an effecting oral presentation?

use an extemporaneous delivery

Nearly every speaker must overcome stage fright; one of the most effective techniques to decrease stage fright is

knowing the subject thoroughly

Follow all of these guidelines to deliver your presentation effectively except

begin speaking immediately; that is, speak as soon as you are behind the lectern

Which of these is the most accurate description regarding the use of pauses or silence in a presentation

silence can effective for speakers when they are transitioning from one point to another

Anna plans to use a PowerPoint presentation in her speech. What advice should she follow?

Use a laser pointer to draw her audience’s attention to important points on her PowerPoint slides.

If you will take questions at the end of your presentation, which of these is the best advice?

begin each answer with a repetition of the question

Good speakers are born with an innate ability to give informative and persuasive presentations to audiences of all sizes


effective speaking skills are important


The only type of presentation that business professionals must deliver is an oral report


the most important part of preparation for an oral presentation is deciding the purpose


analyzing your audience can help you decide how to organize your presentation


no matter what kind of audience you will have, you must plan your presentation to focus on audience benefits


good organization and conscious repetition are the two most powerful keys to audience comprehension and retention


one of the best ways to begin a speech is with a statement such as "Today I am going to talk about…"


you can avoid one of the biggest problems with most oral presentations of you focus your speech on a few key ideas


listeners will remember the conclusion of a speech more than any other part of a speech


your goals as a speaker are to make listeners understand, remember, and act on your ideas


Zoom presentations are becoming a popular alternative to multimedia presentations because of their interactivity and cinematic capabilities


the most effective multimedia presentations rely heavily on text, use frequent bulleted lists, and employ few graphics of images


Roberto is preparing a PowerPoint multimedia presentation for a multicultural audience. he Must choose his background colors carefully


It is acceptable for a speaker to break the 6×6 rul for multimedia slides when the users will be reviewing the presentation on their own with no speaker assistance


Creat a slide in your multimedia presentation only if that slide will create interest, help the audience follow you ideas, highlight, points you want your audience to remember, introduce or review key points, provide a transition from one idea to the next, or illustrate and simplify complex ideas


you should discuss and interpret each visual aid for an audience


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