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All of the following are legitimate purposes for oral presentations EXCEPT:
A)To persuade.
B)To present visual information.
C)To inform.
D)To build goodwill.
Persuasive presentations
A)Entertain the audience.
B)Present specific details of law, policy or procedure that the audience should be following.
C)Motivate the audience to act or believe.
D)Inform or teach the audience.
An oral presentation needs to be ______ than a written message to the same audience.
A)more descriptive
B)more extensively illustrated
C)more entertaining
Oral and written messages have many similarities. In both, you should do all of the following EXCEPT:
A)Overcome any objections the audience may have.
B)Use visuals to clarify or emphasize material.
C)Present detailed or complex data.
D)Adapt the message to a specific audience.
In oral presentations, it is important to make your ideas relevant to your audience by linking what you say to their
A)Family values and moral obligations.
B)Hobbies and leisure time pursuits.
C)Experiences and interests.
D)Educational backgrounds.
Misuse of PowerPoint includes all of the following errors EXCEPT:
A)Diverting the audience's attention to the visuals, away from the speaker.
B)Turning an exciting initiative into a series of bulleted points.
C)Reading slides to the audience.
D)Using visuals as an outline for your presentation.
Which of the following is NOT one of the four modes of openers that you should consider using in your oral presentation?
A)An anecdote.
B)A quotation.
C)A question.
D)A greeting and your name.
One way to focus your supporting information on what the audience needs to know is to
A)Choose only supporting information that can be presented in visuals.
B)Start by writing the conclusion.
C)Include only supporting information that can be delivered by means of a story that will interest the audience.
D)Investigate what your listeners already know, then include only information that will be new to them.
In a persuasive presentation, put your strongest point
A)Between any weaker points that you need to make, in order to strengthen your entire list of points.
B)Right after your weakest point.
C)At the end.
The following are all common presentation errors that you should avoid, EXCEPT:
A)Using hand gestures.
B)Putting too much text on slides.
C)Reading from slides.
D)Failing to give a clear overview early in your presentation.
What advice would you give an inexperienced presenter about speaker's notes?
A)Never use speaker's notes because you should memorize your presentation.
B)Never use speaker's notes because you should be looking at your audience during the entire presentation.
C)Use long phrases or complete sentences so your notes will be complete enough to help you if your memory goes blank.
D)Use small versions of your visuals for your speaker's notes.
If an audience bully keeps interrupting and challenging you, use any of the following techniques EXCEPT:
A)Engage and make an ally of the know-it-all.
B)Ask the bully to leave.
C)Try to freeze the bully out by limiting eye contact and your responses.
D)Make the bully a co-presenter by asking for his or her views.
If someone asks a question about something that you already explained during your presentation,
A)Simply answer the question as if it concerned new information.
B)Point out to the questioner that the answer was already covered in your presentation.
C)Ask the audience if anyone remembers the answer that was already given in your presentation, and ask the audience member who responds to answer the questioner.
D)Explain to the questioner that you don't want to bore the audience by repeating the information, then move on to the next question.
When one person is speaking during a group presentation, the other members of the group should be
A)Mentally rehearsing their own segments of the presentation.
B)Reviewing the slides they plan to show during their segments.
C)Reviewing their lists of anticipated questions to make sure they haven't missed anything.
D)Showing interest in the speaker, to model the behaviour expected from the audience.
When you're evaluating a speaker's delivery, you should consider all of the following EXCEPT:
A)Did the speaker handle questions effectively?
B)Did the speaker explain confusing visuals effectively, pointing to relevant parts of the visual during the explanation?
C)Did the speaker maintain eye contact with the audience?
D)Did the speaker use voice and gestures effectively?

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