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  1. Question 1 of 12

    1. I am a proficient speaker and orator. However, I am told to be a successful speaker, I need to improve on my diction, grammar or vocabulary. True or False

    • That’s right! True. Excellent public speaking can be hugely marred by poor diction or grammar and even many times by wrong usage of words. These are detractors that devalue the quality of a well constructed speech.
    • Wrong. You may kindly reconsider your answer. Correct language usage is expedient in making good presentations.

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  2. Question 2 of 12

    2. I should be able to tell when someone doesn’t understand what I’m saying. True or False

    • Nice! True. Part of being a great communicator is your level of sensitivity to the moods of your listeners. From the wrinkling of their facial muscles, to the tilt of their heads, you should be able to decipher their level of assimilation.
    • Hmmm. You might want to reconsider your options.

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  3. Question 3 of 12

    3. When I know what someone is going to say, I finish the sentence for them. I do this to save time as well as save the speaker from embarrassment. Right or Wrong.

    • Not Quite. This is considered rude when it becomes a habit. Part of being a good communicator and conversationalist is your ability to listen without pre-empting the speaker.
    • Brilliant! It is considered rude when it becomes a habit. Part of being a good communicator and conversationalist is your ability to listen without pre-empting the speaker.

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  4. Question 4 of 12

    4. I find it hard to express myself when making presentations. I usually don’t find the right words to use. True or False

    • Sorry! If your answer to this is true then you need to attend some vocabulary building classes to enhance your words and lexis
    • Good! You just need to keep it up then.

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  5. Question 5 of 12

    5. When you meet someone at a networking function, you should begin the conversation with;

    • Good Job! While B is appropriate after you have established common grounds,it is considered rude and cocky if you start off by loading strangers with tales of your achievements. It is better to begin your conversation with casual talk and build up on it. Option C might be misconstrued as your being too familiar.
    • ERRRR! Not Quite correct Sir/Ma

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  6. Question 6 of 12

    6. I do not enjoy speaking in public. I would rather delegate this assignment to someone else. True or False;

    • Good Job! Public speaking is one of the skills of successful people. Every upwardly mobile executive must work towards mastering this skill. Delegating your public speaking engagements at all times would not increase your level of proficiency.
    • ERRRR! Not Quite correct Sir/Ma

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  7. Question 7 of 12

    7. BUSINESS ETIQUETTE : – You’re going for a meeting with 3 superiors from your office. Where do you seat in the car?

    • Ideally, Except for gender reasons it is always better to take the back middle seat
    • Not Quite! You might need to reconsider your answer

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  8. Question 8 of 12

    8. You’re with your boss at a networking event when you spot your ex-boss. They have never met before. Who do you introduce first?

    • Ideally, In any business introduction, the more important personality is mentioned first. In this scenario, your present boss is more important.
    • Not Quite! You might need to reconsider your answer

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  9. Question 9 of 12

    9. You eat spaghetti with a

    • While B is the most appropriate answer, we would suggest you avoid eating it at business dinners since you’re not sure of the protocol for the sake of caution. If you are not skilful in the art of spaghetti eating, why not settle for something less complex that you can easily manoeuvre.
    • Not Quite! You might need to reconsider your answer

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  10. Question 10 of 12

    10. When asked what I do for a living I

    • Good! It is important to have ahead of time, defined your vocation. As this question comes up often time at networking functions, if poorly answered, you may never have a second opportunity at recreating your image.
    • Not Quite! You might need to reconsider your answer

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  11. Question 11 of 12

    11. When riding in a car with an important client, do you take the seat curb-side? Yes or No

    • Correct, you allow the client to sit curb-side so that there is minimal discomfort for them when boarding or alighting.
    • Errr! You might need to reconsider your answer

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  12. Question 12 of 12

    12. I maximise every business opportunity by giving clients or prospective clients my business cards, especially after familiarising with them. True or False;

    • Good! Don’t be too aggressive in trying to make that contact. It is better you ask politely for a client’s card than to force yours on them. Exchange of cards is mutual, so most likely when you ask for theirs, they’ll accept yours too. Avoid sharing your business card like souvenirs at events. Collect lots of business cards, and then a few days after the event make contacts with people where it would be mutually beneficial to build a business relationship.
    • Not Quite! You might need to reconsider your answer

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