The Role of Nonverbal Communication During Speech Delivery

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_____ is the use of body movements to send a message.

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1. Sally wants to become more comfortable making speeches in front of large audiences, especially when it comes to expressing herself through the use of gestures. She tends to put her hands in her pockets when she is speaking. What is the best position for Sally to place her hands in during a speech?

2. A speaker with arched eyebrows conveys to the audience that he or she is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Messages can be delivered to your audience through nonverbal communication, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the different methods of communication and what they imply.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following items:

  • Best place to keep your hands during a speech
  • Forms of nonverbal communication
  • The meaning of these actions during a speech:
    • Hands on your hips
    • Hands in pockets
    • Arched eyebrows

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow student to test these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related nonverbal communication and speech lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the lesson to connect each gesture with the message it sends to your audience
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define nonverbal communication
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the meaning of gestures from the lesson, such as keeping your hands in your pockets and crossed arms

Additional Learning

To learn more about methods of nonverbal communication during a speech, review the corresponding lesson called The Role of Nonverbal Communication During Speech Delivery. The lesson will help you:

  • Understand why nonverbal communication is important
  • Define nonverbal communication
  • Define facial expression, posture, and gestures
  • Explore the messages sent by eye contact and various expressions
  • Discover the meaning of various types of gestures
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