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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. A speaker should worry more about the ________ than the speech

2. The ___________ is: first - second - third - next - then finally

3. One way to close a speech is to return to your...

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

5. Life experiences which affect a person's perception - is ultimately the place from which Context is constructed

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

7. This speech pattern is useful for convincing audience to agree with a course of action

8. Review main points - reinforce your general purpose - provide closure

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

10. Arguing from a general principle to a specific case

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

12. Use ________________ to move from the intro to body - from point to the next - and from the body to conclusion

13. Many fear the thought of giving a speech more than they do...

14. An example of intrapersonal communication is...

15. Illustrations or cases that represent a larger group or class of things

16. A good speech has _____ main parts.

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

18. __________ increases when we suffer from stage fright.

19. Maslow's hierarchy: _________ - feel good about yourself - responsible - competent

20. This speech pattern conveys ideas through the medium of a story with characters - setting - and a plot

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

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

23. __________ is closely related to self-esteem.

24. Monroe motivated sequence: ________ - simple and easy things the audience can do to enact the solution - answers= how? what? when?

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

26. What are the purposes for communicating?

27. It is easier to _______ facts than to correct them.

28. Concisely tells audience what the main points of the speech will be and what will be addressed

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

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

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

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

33. This speech pattern is useful for recounting the history of a subject - a sequence of events - or a step by step procedure

34. Use a notecard as a security net to...

35. Applying the issue to the audience - making it seem real or in their backyard neutral audience

36. A serious speaking problem

37. Many have stage fright because...

38. Some of the most effective quotations are...

39. An audience is more likely to pay attention if a speech has a...

40. Answers the question 'what is the support for my assertion?') - Supporting materials presented to back up the claim

41. Make a solid first...

42. Psychological concepts - values - attitudes or beliefs.

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

44. A note card is often used in __________ speaking

45. If you are to become a truly effective speaker have strong ______ before you polish your speaking skills

46. A sneer is an example of...

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

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

49. A good speaker...

50. Not a way to build a speech with solid content