(A) The audience’s past experiences with presentations
(B) How many speakers the audience will have seen just before your speech
(C) The audience’s level of familiarity with the subject
(D) How enthusiastic the audience is
The most important aspect to consider when you ask “who” your audience is the audience’s level of familiarity with the subject. You shouldn’t use complex jargon because your audience may not be able to understand it and they will feel left out. The familiarity of the subject with the audience also helps you determine the style and content of your speech.
This question is a part of the Topic Quiz section from the Speaking in Public course. You can check out all the quiz answers to this exam in our Speaking in Public Answers page.