Which of the following characteristics of a speech is affected by the size of your audience?
a. The degree of formality of your presentation
b. The amount of supporting material you use
c. The impact of your attention getter
d. The length of your speech
e. The type of organizational pattern
Audience Analysis is the process of understanding an audience by gathering enough information about them while assessing and comprehending their interests and beliefs to deliver an appropriate speech to them.
Answer and Explanation:
The correct answer is a. the degree of formality of your presentation.
The level of formality, which is being more or less formal, is affected by the size of the audience. The speech becomes more formal as the audience size increases. Furthermore, the audience's expectations influence the formality.
Reasons why other options are incorrect:
Option b. The amount of supporting material used is incorrect because it does not correspond to the size of the speech, but rather to the need to refer to the source of information or clarify points.
Option c. The impact of the attention getter is incorrect because it is affected by the level of engagement required with the audience or the reasons given to them so that they can listen to the rest of the speech.
Option d. The length of speech is incorrect because it is affected by the level of creativity and speed needed to complete.
Option e. The type of organizational pattern is incorrect because this characteristic is affected by the breakdown of information for easy understanding.
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fromChapter 7 / Lesson 2
Learn the definition of a speech outline. Discover how to write formal types of speech outlines such as informative and persuasive outlines. See examples of speech outlines.