This set of Professional Communication Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Parameters and Role of Oral Presentation”.
1. Which of these is the most important tool of communication?
a) Body language
Explanation: Language is the most important tool of communication. The word communication is derived from the Latin word “communicare”, which means to share. Body language, posture and gestures are also important tools of communication; but they are secondary to language.
2. Which of these must be avoided in any presentation?
a) Proper grammar
b) Complex words
c) Short sentences
d) Clear voice
Explanation: In any presentation, we should use proper grammar. We should use short sentences and simple and proper words. There should be used of clear good voice.
3. Oral presentations are an integral part of an engineer’s career.
Explanation: The statement is true. Oral presentations are an integral part of an engineer’s career. He has to take part in meetings, conferences and seminars.
4. Which of these is not important in an oral presentation?
b) Body language
d) The number of people as audience
Explanation: Words are crucial, but they are not the only thing which is important. Body language, which includes a person’s demeanour, posture and gestures, is important as well.
5. Which of these is the best way to establish a proper rapport with audience?
a) Pointing a finger
b) Making eye contact
c) Waving your hands
d) Standing erect
Explanation: The best way to establish a proper rapport with the audience is by establishing eye contact. It is vital to look at the audience straight in the eye with confidence.
6. In an oral presentation, the speaker should not _____
c) make eye contact
Explanation: There are times when you may forget your lines. There is no need to panic. Panic can result in further errors. The idea is to gracefully pick up the loose ends from the script held in front of you.
7. Which of these is a sign of under confidence?
a) Speaking and naturally shifting your eyes around
b) Transfixed on one face
c) Pointing your finger
d) Using your hands
Explanation: While speaking, gently and naturally shifting your eyes all around so that it appears as if you are interested in all those who are present. Please don’t be transfixed on one face. It is a sign of under- confidence.
8. Which of these is the best pace to utter a speech?
a) 50 words per minute
b) 150 words per minute
c) 200 words per minute
d) 250 words per minute
Explanation: The best pace to utter a speech is to convey about 150 words per minute. Please don’t make illogical sounds like er or ah.
9. A speaker must know the kind of audience he is likely to have.
Explanation: The statement is true. A speaker must know the kind of audience he is likely to have. Even a brief idea about the audience’s average age, interests and knowledge would help the speaker to make suitable changes in his speech to cater to the audience, even for last-minute oral presentations.
10. Which of these can be used to break the monotony in a speech?
b) Constant tone
c) Low voice
d) Sad story
Explanation: There may be need to add humour to the speech in order to break the monotony, but the humour must never be irrelevant.
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