Communication Studies

Give one example of a situation in which speech performance may be impaired.

I was going to say background noise, but I believe that the teacher is looking for a performance error. Thanks!

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  1. A foreign accent
    Poor grammar
    Voice that doesn't project
    Monotone

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  2. Looking at the viewing screen or the laptop/powerpoint instead of the audience.

    Not having a good opening and ending.

    Talking too long.

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  3. I had to give a talk in a hall at Georgia Tech and the acoustics had a nice echo in the room, I cut my remarks short. No one could stand it...and it couldn't have been ME.

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    bobpursley
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