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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. Monroe motivated sequence: _________ - relating the topic to the audience

2. Monroe motivated sequence: ________ - imagining the solution being implemented

3. An example of intrapersonal communication is...

4. Monroe motivated sequence: ________ - after solution - speaker's solution

5. Leave audience with something to think about (rhetorical question)

6. Argument that if other people agree then the audience should also agree - everyone is doing it - favorable audiences

7. Make a topic meaningful - make topic accurate by using sources - make topic clear and easy to follow

8. Aristotle did not feel a speaker needed to have...

9. Key characteristics of populations - i.e. sex - age - race

10. Doing _______: get your audience's attention - indicate your purpose - establish your credibility (preview you main points) -> but not in persuasive speeches

11. _______ breathers are short of breath and weak in volume.

12. Longer transitions that also help listeners move from one main point to the next. Reminds listeners of previously presented information so that they have a solid grasp of those ideas before you move onto the next point.

13. The power source for a speaker is the...

14. The art or study of public speaking

15. Anecdotes that describe events in a dramatic way - appealing to our emotions

16. A speaker should worry more about the ________ than the speech

17. What is the audience level of interest when the speaker's primary responsibility to get interest?

18. What is the audience level of interest when the speaker's primary responsibility to get attention?

19. Professional examples - gives a specific importance to a claim - giving quality (good vs. bad). Addresses individual opinions and cultural beliefs rather than proving something is true or false

20. What is the audience level of interest when the speaker's primary responsibility is to foster conviction?

21. To find good speech ideas - you must sometimes break the rules and look for ideas in...

22. Relying on an individual's opinions or experiences related to a particular topic

23. What percentang of what others think of you is determined before you ever open your mouth?

24. Maslow's hierarchy: _________ - things required for human survival: food - water - shelter - sleep

25. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

26. This speech pattern describes or explain the physical arrangement of a place - scene - event - or object - useful for describing an object - a place - or how something is - provides your audience with a sense of how a topic unfolds over time

27. Which is communication apprehension?

28. You can generally assume that adult audiences have cultural...

29. We pay more attention to ______ than to audio suggestions.

30. To practice effectively - you should practice as if...

31. A good speaker...

32. Arguing from a specific fact - make a general claim

33. A sneer is an example of...

34. You should practice a speech _______ rather than silently.

35. What is the general purpose for chronological speech pattern?

36. Answers the question 'How are my supporting materials and assertions linked together?'

37. What are the purposes for communicating?

38. A serious speaking problem

39. Reiterate main points of speech

40. A good speaker shows enthusiasm physically and ...

41. ____________ is closely related to empathy.

42. What is the audience level of interest when the speaker's primary responsibility to make an impression on listeners?

43. Maslow's hierarchy: ______ - security of body - employment - resources - morality - health - family

44. Many have stage fright because...

45. Where the speaker tells the audience that they 'should or shouldn't' be doing something.

46. __________ increases when we suffer from stage fright.

47. Answers the question 'what am I asserting?' - Thesis of the speech - Includes at least one premise and a conclusion

48. Ethics involoves one's sense of...

49. The ___________ speech calls for a quick mind and instant audience analysis.

50. Monroe motivated sequence: ________ - there is a problem