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Last updated on 2/18/22

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Evaluated skills

  • Use the methods for physical and mental preparedness
  • Work on your body language and oral communication to deliver your message with panache


You work in a medium-sized logistics company. You have been asked to give a speech in honor of the sales director who is retiring. Several people are due to speak before you do: it is an opportunity to pay tribute to your colleague and leave a lasting impression of this moment on all of the company's staff.

  • Question 1

    You can be quite emotional, so you decide to write out your speech. What do you do to prepare as best you can?

    Careful, there are several correct answers.
    • You highlight all the important words in bold.

    • You practice alone with a camera.

    • You try out your speech on your family, friends, or colleagues.

    • You keep the text tucked away in your pocket -- nothing beats spontaneity.

  • Question 2

    It's your turn to take the microphone. You are given the choice between sitting down and standing up. What posture do you choose?

    • Sitting down, legs and hands crossed, head slightly forward so that you can see your audience and your notes as well.

    • Sitting down, legs apart, and hands crossed so that you portray yourself as both open and serious.

    • Standing up, leaning on one leg with the knee locked so that you appear relaxed and stable.

    • Standing up, well-grounded, head straight, and knees soft so that you remain flexible.

  • Question 3

    You are about to give your speech. You take a deep breath and look out to your audience. What is the first thing your audience will pay attention to?

    • Your voice, intonation, and pace

    • Your body, movements, and energy

    • Your speech, its structure, and the length of your sentences