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1. Russell Conwell gave his famous speech, "Acres of Diamonds" nearly six thousand times. What did he do to keep his speech alive from one speaking engagement to the next?
Arrive to the city early to examine the people in the town and learn about them. Speak about the subjects that apply to them
2. Dr. Conwell was aware that successful communication depends upon how well the speaker does what?
Make his talk a part of the listeners and the listeners a part of his talk
3. Did Dr. Conwell ever give his speech the same twice? His talks were always prepared with what in mind?
No. The audience
4. The first thing to do in sharing your talk with the audience is to talk in terms of what?
Your listeners interest
5. What did Eric Johnston do to talk in terms of his audience interest in his commencement address at the University of Oklahoma?
He made them feel that his talk was created for them
6. Your audience will give you their complete attention if you ask yourself what question?
How knowledge of your subject will help the members of the audience
7. What did Lord Northcliffe say when asked what interests people?
8. Harold Dwight gave a successful talk at the Carnegie course banquet by addressing a topic that interested everyone in the audience. What did he talk about?
Each person in turn around the table
9. Speakers who fail to take their listeners into account by talking about things other than things that apply to them will find their audience doing what?
Restless audience squirming in their seats
10. The second thing to do in sharing your talk with the audience is to give what?
Give honest, sincere appreciation
11. In the words of Chauncey M. Depew, what do you have to tell your audience?
Tell them something about themselves that they didn't think you could possibly know
12. A speaker addressing a Baltimore Kiwanis club could find nothing interesting about the club. What did he finally come up with?
That the club was 1 out of 101,898
13. What is the third thing to do in sharing your talk with the audience?
Identify yourself with the audience
14. As soon as you can, direct what type of relationship?
with your audience
15. What is another way to open the lines of communication with the audience?
Use names of people in the audience
16. As you work strange names into your talk, be sure you do what four things?
Be sure you have them exactly right
17. Another method of keeping the audience at peak attentiveness is to use what pronoun?
18. Dale Carnegie says that you will keep the attention of your audience "alive and glowing" if you do what?
insert listeners into the picture
19. The fourth thing to do in sharing your talk with the audience is to do something with your audience-what is it?
Make your audience a partner in your talk
20. What is one of Carnegie's favorite methods of getting audience participation?
ask questions and get responses
21. Percy H. Whiting gives advice on the subject of audience participation. What does he suggest you do?
Have them vote or invite them to solve a problem
22. The fifth thing to do in sharing your talk with the audience is to play down whom?
play down yourself
23. Edmund S. Muskie introduced his speech to the American Forensic Association in Boston by talking what type of approach?
He approached with many doubts
24. What is the surest way to antagonize an audience?
indicate that you consider yourself to be above them