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15.5: Chapter Exercises
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- Is hiding weak information in a complex presentation aid ethical?
- Are complex aids that don’t lead to audience understanding ever ethical?
- If you were Janet’s boss and you found out what she had done, would you think she was an unethical person or just a good, albeit manipulative, speaker?
- Polly was in the middle of her speech about the importance of climate change. The presentation aid she shows is a picture outlining where the hole in the earth’s ozone is located. What aspect of audience understanding is Polly hoping to impact with her aid?
- Benny conducted a simple survey of his fraternity members to see what their thoughts were on instituting a no-hazing policy. During his presentation to the group he used the following aid to discuss his findings. What type of aid is Benny using?
- decision tree
- Which form of presentation aids are drawings that outline and explain the parts of an object, process, or phenomenon that cannot be readily seen.
- Which of the following is not true about using black/dry-erase boards as presentation aids?
- Don’t write in complete sentences.
- Never write in cursive.
- Write large enough so everyone in the room can see.
- Make sure your handwriting is legible.
- Black/dry-erase boards are appropriate for every speech context.
- Which of the following is a tip for effectively using presentation aids?
- Always pass around presentation aids so your audience can view them up close.
- If something happens to your aid, there’s no reason to keep going.
- Speakers don’t need to worry about presentation aid’s aesthetics.
- Aids need to be large enough to be seen by your entire audience.
- Every slide, graphic, and word on a computer presentation should be animated.