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Tailoring Business Presentations to an Audience Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Though unknown to the skeptical community at the beginning of her speech, Jeraldine's speech went especially well and she received resounding applause from the audience. Determine which statement best describes Jeraldine's credibility.

Question 2 2. In the introduction to her speech on techniques for successfully growing roses, Mary notes that she had a Ph.D. in horticulture and has been cultivating rose gardens since the time she was a child helping in her grandmother's garden. How will this statement influence her audience?

Question 3 3. Though Joe's credentials and reputation were solid, his speech delivery was poor, and he seemed especially disorganized. As a result, which form of Joe's credibility will be impacted first?

Question 4 4. What is at the foundation of credibility?

Question 5 5. Where should your credibility position be located in your speech?

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Question 6 6. When a speaker researches his audience's age, income and gender, he is researching the audience's:

Question 7 7. A speaker is interested in knowing more about his audience's beliefs and values. What should he study?

Question 8 8. Nancy was asked to give a speech to a group she is not familiar with. How can Nancy efficiently get demographic and psychographic information about her audience?

Question 9 9. Ruby is speaking to a group of students about goal-setting. She sees some of them checking their phones and hears others whispering about getting pizza afterward. She decides to switch gears and cites an example of a famous athlete's use of goal-setting to prepare for competition. Why was this important for Ruby to do?

Question 10 10. Bob is an audience-centered speaker. He always arrives early at each venue to help him tailor his presentation to the audience. In which of the following activities is Bob most likely to engage?

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Question 11 11. To analyze the audience, Dr. Jones arrived at the venue early and mingled with the crowd. During the speech, he watched to see if audience members were getting restless. During a break, Dr. Jones again mingled with the crowd and fielded questions from them. What kind of audience analysis was Dr. Jones using?

Question 12 12. Mr. Jackson was asked to give a speech at work. He gathered data and statistics. He then wrote the speech based on how he learns best. What type of speaker is he?

Question 13 13. The audience at a recent speaking event came from households that do not believe in housing indoor pets like cats and dogs. The speaker discussed the importance of keeping pets inside to protect them from coyotes and wild boars. What factor should have been considered prior to speaking about this topic to this specific group?

Question 14 14. A speaker was asked to speak to a group of people about retirement planning. When the speaker arrived, he realized that the audience was between 18-35. What should the speaker have researched prior to committing to the speech?

Question 15 15. A survey or a focus group are examples of which of the following?

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Question 16 16. Psychographics would be helpful when seeking information on a group's:

Question 17 17. Barbara is planning on giving a speech at her annual work awards. Prior to the event, Barbara visits the venue to check on the stage set up, the number of tables and how the room is configured. What type of analysis is Barbara conducting?

Question 18 18. Demographics include:

Question 19 19. Joe is asked to give a speech regarding financial planning. Before he can prepare his speech he needs to find out some information about the group of people he will be addressing. This could include demographics, psychographics and even the location in which he will be giving the speech. Gathering all of this information is known as:

Question 20 20. A speaker is talking about global warming. Which of the following do you think would be most useful to better understand the audience?

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Question 21 21. Jerome presented a speech on the topic of his recently published book. Once he finishes his speech, how might he know if his message was meaningful?

Question 22 22. The main point of an audience analysis during a speech is:

Question 23 23. Why might a speaker use visuals such as pictures, short videos, or demonstrations?

Question 24 24. Speaker Molly notices that the audience is fidgeting in their seats. What is one effective technique Molly should use to reengage the audience?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is/are examples of non-verbal cues?

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Question 26 26. Thinking about questions that may be asked at the end of your speech is referred to as:

Question 27 27. What form of social media is useful prior to or during a question and answer session?

Question 28 28. Why would the audience have questions after a speech?

Question 29 29. Why would you predict questions that may be asked after your speech?

Question 30 30. Which is the BEST way to determine questions audience members may have?

Tailoring Business Presentations to an Audience Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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