Question 1(13 questions)
B2: What is the difference between an informative presentation and a persuasive one? Provide an example in your response.
B4: Search online for an informative speech or presentation that applies to business or industry. Indicate one part or aspect of the presentation that you thought was effective and one you would
improve. Provide a link to the presentation in your entry.
B7: Do you think the principle of consensus often works – are people often persuaded to buy things because other people own that item, or are going to buy it? Are you susceptible to this kind of
B9: Which do you think is a more difficult challenge, discontinuance or deterrence? Why? Give some examples.
B11: Can persuasion be ethical? Why or why not?
B13: Find an example of an elevator speech online and review it. Post the link and a brief summary of strengths and weaknesses.
B14: Does it limit or enhance our understanding of communication to view nonverbal communication as that which is not verbal communication? Explain your answer.
B16: To what degree is time a relevant factor in communication in the information age? Give some examples.
B17: What do you think are the assumptions (explicit and underlying) about nonverbal communication in the readings?
B20: When people don’t know what to do in a crisis situation, what happens? How can you address probably challenges before the crisis occurs?
B21: How important do you think self-disclosure is in business settings? Give some examples.
B23: Of the strategies for managing conflict described in this section, which do you think are the most effective? Why?
B24: Imagine that you are a manager in charge of approximately a dozen workers. Would you prefer to rely primarily on Theory X, Y, or Z as your management style? Why? Write a short essay defending
your preference, giving some concrete examples of management decisions you would make.