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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. This speech pattern is useful for recounting the history of a subject - a sequence of events - or a step by step procedure

2. What is the audience level of interest when the speaker's primary responsibility is to direct behaviors?

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

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

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

6. 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.

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

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

9. A serious speaking problem

10. The communication process does not need...

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

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

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

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

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

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

17. The strongest argument is when speakers use all four appeals effectively - they are...

18. Make a solid first...

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

20. Speaking from _______ experience is usually a good idea.

21. Observations you make based on experiences and numerical data/information

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

23. An example of intrapersonal communication is...

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

25. Stands for an idea

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

27. End with something from beginning

28. Many have stage fright because...

29. Maslow's hierarchy: _________ - realizing your full potential - discovering passion

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

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

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

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

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

35. A sneer is an example of...

36. A note card is often used in __________ speaking

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

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

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

40. The best opening stories hold interest yet ________ into your speech topic.

41. Call to action

42. Group of people a speech is directed towards

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

44. The art or study of public speaking

45. Comparing 2 things that share similarities

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

47. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

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

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

50. Monroe motivated sequence: _________ - relating the topic to the audience