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Know the Audience

(1)Knowledge of subject: What general or specific information about your subject do your listeners possess? How much knowledge can you assume?
(2) Attitude: Will the listeners be neutral, favourable, or hostile toward the subject and/or speaker?
(3) Size: For a large audience (15 or more) you might need charts or pictures to help keep your listenersí attention.
For a small group (under 10) you can use a chatty, less formal tone of voice than you would with a bigger group.
(3) Age: Think about the age of your audience. Young children donít like to sit still for long; older audiences can handle more information.


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