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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. We pay more attention to ______ than to audio suggestions.

2. Maslow's hierarchy: _________ - friendship - family - acceptance

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

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

5. This speech pattern demonstrates a causal link between two or more events - demonstrate a topic in terms of its underlying causes and effects

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

7. The communication process does not need...

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

9. Explain or describe what something is

10. A good speaker...

11. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

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

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

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

15. A note card is often used in __________ speaking

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

17. Arguing from a general principle to a specific case

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

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

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

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

22. Psychological concepts - values - attitudes or beliefs.

23. 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

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

25. The art or study of public speaking

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

34. __________ is closely related to self-esteem.

35. An example of intrapersonal communication is...

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

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

38. Since the ________ is not part of the outline - you do not need to write it on the outline page.

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

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

41. A properly motivated speaker should want to treat others fairly and to set a...

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

43. Arguing that something caused something else

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

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

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

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

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

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

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