ANSWER THESE TWO FOR A DISCUSSION POST
(Option E) We live in a society where information is readily available, where people can pull out a phone and verify what is stated.
How does this instant availability of information change the expectation of an audience?
What influence does it have on how a speaker must approach a topic, knowing that some in the audience can verify the information presented before the speech is over?
(Option G) Americans are an ambivalent and confused bunch when it comes to numbers and statistics. We trust them more than we do most other forms of information.
At the same time, many are matho-phobes, with eyes glazing over in a stupor if we hear too many numbers. What are some strategies for dealing with these two realities?
How can numbers be used effectively to help your audience understand what you are trying to say?