COMM 301 Week 5 Quiz | Los Rios Community College
Stand Up, Speak Out Chapter 8 Quiz
In public speaking, support is used for:
· generating a positive relationship between the speaker and his or her listeners.
· exposing listeners to every kind of evidence related to the topic.
· creating the perception that the speaker is very knowledgeable.
· developing the central idea and providing corroborating evidence.
Current and cutting-edge sources are mandatory for all topics.
One way support is used in a speech is to:
· clarify the ideas expressed in the speech.
· give the audience every piece of current information on the topic.
· use an impressive amount of information.
· bring the audience’s curiosity to a high level.
You can hurt your credibility if:
· you use support from questionable sources.
· one of the listeners knows more than you do.
· there are fine distinctions between ideas.
· the information you use is understandable.
Authoritative sources of support are sources that:
· are able to articulate complicated ideas in simple language.
· claim to have disproven the findings of other research.
· have used statistics from other sources to prove their point.
· have earned their credentials by developing skill or expertise
An expert is someone who:
· who has been published on the internet or a television show.
· is well known to the general public as a vocal commentator.
· has achieved recognized qualifications in a particular field
· is a celebrity spokesperson who has done a lot of campaigning about a particular social issue.
A source is objective when the information is:
· argued in an engaging way that is internally logical.
· factual, fair, reasonable, and based on sound research.
· clearly said, well organized, and urgently important.
· important, sincere, and based on strong ethical values.
Four criteria used to evaluate source options are:
· accuracy, authority, currency, and objectivity.
· clarity, detail, logic, and organization of data.
· research, publication, statistics, and anonymity.
· transparency, honesty, clarity, and importance.
A speaker is credible to an audience when he or she:
· addresses urgent audience concerns.
· seems knowledgeable and prepared.
· redefines all concepts in plain English.
· says how much time went into his/her research.
Authoritative sources are sources that:
· show up repeatedly when an online search is being conducted.
· provide statistics, along with an interpretation of their meanings.
· supplement the text with good explanatory video materials.
· has accumulated considerable accurate knowledge on a topic.