Public Speaking: CH01-03- Intro to Public Speaking. Managing Nervousness. Listening

According to the text, a sudden bolt of panic can hit speakers who:
Initially feel no fear
According to the text, “locking” your eyes with a listener’s eyes:
Helps you calm down
According to the text, shyness is:
A characteristic of some successful people in show business
Acting as if you are poised and confident:
Sometimes leads to actually becoming poised and confident
Bizarre clothing worn by the speaker is an example of :
The extemporaneous method of speaking involves:
Using notes
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Feeling awkward, uneasy or apprehensive in public because of your genetic makeup or temperament is called:
Social anxiety
The greatest amount of anxiety in a speech is usually experienced in the:
If, during a speech, your mind goes blank and you forget where you are in the speech, the text recommends that you:
Ask the audience, “where was I?”
If there are discrepancies between the verbal and nonverbal components of a speech, listeners will probably:
Accept the nonverbal as the true message
If you flub a sentence or mangle an idea during a speech, you should:
Pause and correct yourself without apologizing
In a survey of major mistakes in presentations today, which one of the following was cited?
Using PowerPoint slides ineffectively
In the opening words of a speech, you should:
Grab the attention and interest of your listener
In the speech communication process, anything that blocks or hinders the communication of a message is called a(n)
In the speech communication process, the message is sent in the form of:
A loudspeaker is an example of a(n):
An oversimplified mental picture is known as a:
The part of a speech that links one section to another is known as:
The part of a speech that you want your listeners to remember if they forget everything else is known as the:
Central idea (thesis statement)
Public speakers should regard their tasks as:
Communication only
A public speaker who tries to eliminate all fear is pursuing a goal that is:
Radio and television are examples of:
A speaker who blames doctors for the rise in lung cancer deaths is engaging in:
A speech, says management consultant David W. Richardson, takes place in :
The minds of the listeners
Striving for perfection:
Places unnecessary pressure on yourself
Switching your thoughts from “I’m going to fail” to “I will give the audience some good information” is a technique known as changing your:
The term used by the text for visualizing successful actions is:
Positive Imagery
The term used by the text to describe ” a zesty, enthusiastic, lively feeling with a slight edge to it” is:
Positive nervousness
The text says that worrying about yourself and your image in a speech is a kind of:
To avoid memory lapses during a speech:
Prepare a card with key information on it
To gain rapport with their audiences, some comedians:
Deliberately make mistakes
When hiring, employers are MOST likely to be influenced by an applicants:
Oral communication skills (speaking and listening)
When practicing your speech, devote extra time to:
The introduction
When you are a speaker, which of the following is the key question to constantly ask yourself?
Am I getting through to my listeners?
Which method of public speaking involves looking at the audience most of the time, while occasionally glancing at brief notes?
Which of the following can cause a speech to be dull?
Unenthusiastic delivery
Which of the following does the text list as a component of the speech communication process?
Which of the following does the text recommend as a way to release tension?
Inhale and exhale slowly
Which of the following was mentioned in the text as a way to manage nervousness?
Act as if you are already poised and confident
Who bears the responsibility for communication actually taking place?
Both the speaker and the listener
In filling your mind with images before a speech, you should picture yourself speaking with confidence, poise, and completely without nervousness
A headache causes which type of distraction
The text quotes Keith Davis as saying, “Hearing is with the ears; listening is with the _______.”
If you see people whispering during your speech, you should assume that they are exchanging negative comments about you or your speech. True or False
In preparation for a speech, a person should read over his or her notes rather than actually rehearse the speech. True or False
Gesturing or walking around a bit during your speech helps siphon off excessive nervous energy. True or False
Most of your nervous symptoms are not seen by your audience. True or False
Everything that a speaker expresses in a message is in the form of symbols. True or False
If your hands tremble or you show some other sign of nervousness, you should apologize to your audience or try to make a joke out of your problem. True or False
Reading background material on a speaker’s topic is something the listener should do
before the speech
Memorizing a speech is a bad technique for handling nervousness. True or False
Ned is trying hard to pull up his grades in a class. When the instructor lectures, he furiously writes down virtually every word that is said. Which listening mistake is Ned making?
failing to take notes correctly Correct
If you feel yourself approaching panic (your heart is beating furiously and so on), you should leave the room or ask to be excused from speaking. True or False
If you feel yourself approaching panic (your heart is beating furiously and so on), you should leave the room or ask to be excused from speaking. True or False