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Public Speaking with Time Limits: How to Prepare

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Sarah has 8 minutes to give a speech. Her topic of choice is Electricity. In critiquing Sarah's choice, how would you describe this topic?

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1. Jim's speech instructor said that the speech Jim gave had a topic that was too narrow. What did Jim's instructor mean by this?

2. How do we describe speech topic that covers an appropriate amount of content information for the limits of the speech?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Short on time? This quick, five-question quiz will check your understanding of giving a speech within specific time limits. It will test you on the definitions of various speech-related terms, and how to narrow your topic.

Quiz and Worksheet

The quiz will test you on the following:

  • Focused topics
  • Broad topics
  • Narrow topics
  • Topic limiters
  • Using a theory related to topics for focus

Skills Practiced

This quiz will help you to gain the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on speaking within certain time limits
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as focused topics and broad topics
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding topic limiters
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different ways of narrowing a topic

Additional Learning

For more information on this topic, check out the related lesson called Public Speaking with Time Limits: How to Prepare. It will help you accomplish the following:

  • Define broad, narrow, and focused terms
  • List and utilize topic limiters
  • Understand several ways to limit speech topics
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