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The two most common purposes of business presentations are to
A) analyze and synthesize.
B) regulate and validate.
C) inform and persuade.
D) illustrate and entertain.
A
Explanation:  A) Before you begin to organize or gather information, you need to analyze the situation by answering questions such as: What is the purpose of the presentation? Who is the audience for the presentation? What are the important ideas will the presentation cover? In which medium can these ideas be best expressed?
When you prepare a speech or presentation, your first step involves
A) analyzing the situation.
B) choosing the right words.
C) planning the content, length, and style of your speech or presentation.
D) doing all of the above.
B
Explanation:  B) Start with your planning outline and then strip away anything you don't plan to say directly to your audience.
You want to prepare a speaking outline for an upcoming presentation. Which one of the following will help you get off to a good start?
A) Ignore your planning outline and chart a new course based on your personal idiosyncrasies.
B) Find your planning outline and remove anything you don't plan to say directly to your audience.
C) Keyboard your script onto your presentation slides so you can read each slide word-for-word.
D) Insert additional examples, details, and data into your original planning outline.
A
Explanation:  A) When you're speaking to an international audience, aim for clarity by keeping your message simple.
When you're speaking to an international audience, ________ will enhance the clarity of your message.
A) keeping the message simple
B) supporting your message with slang and idioms
C) talking fast without pausing
D) avoiding the use of visual aids
D
Explanation:  D) If your audience will be interested but neutral, build your credibility as you present compelling reasons for them to accept your message.
If the audience for your presentation will be interested in but neutral to what you have to say,
A) reward their goodwill by speaking in a relaxed, confident manner.
B) dismiss their concerns and persuade them that they are mistaken for feeling that way.
C) consider the indirect approach to find common ground and diffuse skepticism.
D) build your credibility as you present compelling reasons to accept your message.
C
Explanation:  C) Classroom or theater seating helps keep attention focused on the speaker and is usually the best method for accommodating large audiences.