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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. To practice effectively - you should practice as if...

2. The art or study of public speaking

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

4. Group of people a speech is directed towards

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

6. Many have stage fright because...

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

8. This speech pattern provides explaining the elements that make up a topic

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

10. Explain or describe what something is

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

12. A sneer is an example of...

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

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

15. Reiterate main points of speech

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

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

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

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

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

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

22. A serious speaking problem

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

24. Psychological concepts - values - attitudes or beliefs.

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

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

27. 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.

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

29. End with big impact on audience (idea - revelation - solution)

30. Call to action

31. The communication process does not need...

32. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

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

34. Comparing 2 things that share similarities

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

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

37. End with something from beginning

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

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

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

41. 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

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

43. An example of intrapersonal communication is...

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

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

46. 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

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

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

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

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