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 a 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