Public Speaking as a Communication Process - Quiz & Worksheet


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The linear model of public speaking is often compared to a 1-sided telephone conversation and involves a _____, a _____, and a _____.

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1. The interactional model of public speaking contains much more interface than the linear model with the addition of:

2. A listener who is suffering from a migraine and a listener who is distracted by the hum of fluorescent lighting are examples of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Communicating information through public speaking is not as simple as transferring facts or ideas to an audience. Distractions, context, and previously held beliefs all play a role in the listener's experience. The practice questions in this quiz and worksheet combo can help you check your understanding of concepts related to communication.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on vocabulary such as:

  • Linear Model of Public Speaking
  • Encoding
  • Decoding
  • Noise
  • Frame of reference

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you understand the most important information about public speaking as a communication process
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding what daydreaming and hunger are examples of
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases such as Linear Model of Public Speaking and frame of reference
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast terms such as encoding and decoding

Additional Learning

To gather more information about communication and how to apply your knowledge to public speaking situations, review the lesson called Public Speaking as a Communication Process. Objectives addressed include:

  • Knowing the Linear Model of Public Speaking and how it relates to newer models
  • Defining and differentiating between the Interactional Model and Transactional Model of Public Speaking
  • Understanding the components of each model of public speaking
  • Applying knowledge of public speaking as a communication process to improve effectiveness as a speaker