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Mini-Quiz: Be Brief When Giving a Speech

by Ron Kurtus (30 May 2015)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. Why aren't long speeches as effective these days?

It is difficult to come up with enough material for a long speech

Most people have shorter attention spans than years ago

They prevent a standing ovation

2. How can you tell how long a speech you have written will be?

Figure on 60 words per minute

Determine how long it to write it and divide by 25

Time the speech when practicing

3. What material should you include in your speech?

Just enough for 3 or 5 points

Introduction, body, close, and several funny stories

All the important things you want to tell people

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Public Speaking. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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