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Written And Interpersonal Communication

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Baesa-AJ 041 - D. Balch (Online) (70386 ) Second Session / Unit 7 Questions

What is the most difficult aspect of testifying?
The most difficult aspect of testifying is having stage fright. Some officers and or people are not comfortable with speaking out loud and clear for all to hear in a public courtroom setting. Not only must the person testifying have to go through a direct examination but also a cross examination where it is intended to destroy the person's credibility.

Ref: Written and Interpersonal Communication: Methods for Law Enforcement, Ch. 8, Pg. 125, 5/e by Wallace & Roberson

What makes one speaker more dynamic than others? List specific characteristics that you believe are essential for effective public speaking.
A speaker that's more dynamic than others requires comfortable, confident and experience. The whole purpose is to engage the audience and have them understand what you are conveying. I too believe it's more an art than science. Though depending on what type of presentation you are performing, you must be professional. Engaging with an audience takes body language, confidence, interaction and delivering your message with ease. I believe you must rehearse and practice your presentations before delivering for it should be as smooth as possible.
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6, Pg. 88, 89, 5/e by Wallace & Roberson

What is the most appropriate attire for an officer testifying in court? Why?
The most appropriate attire for an officer testifying in court could be the uniform or a conservative professional look. The uniform must be clean and pressed. As a sworn Peace Officer the officer should have the right to wear the uniform in public or in court since the officer is being held to a high standard. If not the officer must look professional and clean portraying a conservative look.

Ref: Written and Interpersonal Communication: Methods for Law Enforcement, Ch. 8, Pg. 123,, 5/e by Wallace &
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