How Public Speaking Differs from Casual Conversation

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Wendy is giving an impromptu presentation on how to take cover during a tornado warning. Wendy is speaking to _____.

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1. Public speaking _____, whereas casual conversation _____.

2. Tom is speaking to students at a community college about global warming and how they can make some simple changes right now, such as purchasing energy efficient appliances and replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs, in order to reduce their energy consumption. Tom delivery goal is to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of public speaking as it compares to casual conversation. Some topics you will be assessed on include public speaking techniques as well as cues used in casual conversation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of inform
  • Things a speaker looks for to know if he has a buy-in
  • What a speaker will use to call a group to action
  • The function of humor in public speaking and casual conversation

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on public speaking versus casual conversation
  • Making connections - understand how public speaking and casual conversation impact audiences
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding calls to action
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about public speaking and casual conversation techniques

Additional Learning

Enhance your knowledge of this topic by viewing the lesson entitled How Public Speaking Differs from Casual Conversation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Compare and contrast public speaking and casual conversation
  • Identify three purposes of public speaking
  • Understand how audience plays a role in public speaking and casual conversation
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