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1

How does monotony effect your tone and pitch?

When you have a poor use of tone you fall into monotony which is when your voice sounds dull and boring

2

How can tone effect your business?

Better tone on websites and advertisements will catch your eye more which is beneficial in such competitive business markets

More and more B2B companies are getting into tone of voice as a way to engage their customers through language.

3

What are two ways to help develop your pitch?

avoid monotony
practice

4

How do you measure speaking rate?


Words Per Minute (WPM).

5

Name a technique to improve your speaking rate.

Read a children’s book, practice with a partner, or listen to your favourite public speaker.

6

Name a culture that is known to speak more quickly.

Japanese or Spanish.

7

What is the difference between volume and pitch?

Pitch is altogether different from volume; it has to do with frequencies on a musical scale (Scully, 2013).
Pitch refers to the highness or lowness of your sound.
Volume refers to the loudness or softness of your sound. It’s a quantitative degree of change (Zhai, 2010).

8

List four reasons why volume is important in public speaking?

To be heard.
To establish confidence and credibility.
To add emphasis.
To signal a new idea or ending.

9

Name two differences in volume across cultures?

European countries--> importance and attention

African Americans--> passion

middle eastern--> strength and power

asians--> control themselves from shouting

10

What are two key tips to keep in mind when public speaking?

Avoid mannerisms
Be yourself
Use emotion
Start small
Get animated

11

Name and describe two out of four public speaking hand gestures.

Descriptive
Suggestive
Emphatic (Emotional)
Prompting

12

What impact does gesture restriction have on story content for English-French bilinguals?

Restricting hand gestures results in English-French bilinguals telling shorter stories with fewer words than monolinguals.

13

Two strategies that help improve your eye-contact.

1. Talk to one person at a time
Try to treat your presentation like a conversation
2. Look into the eyes of a person for the duration of a complete thought
Allows you to switch people frequently without your eyes jumping around the room
D3. on’t talk while looking at your notes
Look up after glancing at your notes before beginning to speak
4. k into the ‘eyes’ of something while practicing your presentation

14

eye contact languages

Looking up
Looking down
Looking sideways
Gazing
Glancing

15

Are facial expressions universal? If so, which ones?


1. FEAR
2. ANGER
3. SURPRISE
4. CONTEMPT
5. DISGUST
6. HAPPINESS
7. SADNESS

16

Why is it important to know how facial expressions change depending on culture?

It’s important to understand the differences between facial expressions, across different cultures, especially in a country as diverse as Canada