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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. Make a solid first...

2. A good speaker...

3. Vocalized _______ tend to distract your audience.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. A serious speaking problem

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

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

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

17. __________ increases when we suffer from stage fright.

18. Arguing that something caused something else

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

20. Stands for an idea

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

22. Arguing from a general principle to a specific case

23. A sneer is an example of...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

35. 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

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

37. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

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

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

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

41. Group of people a speech is directed towards

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

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

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

45. What are the purposes for communicating?

46. Explain or describe what something is

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

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

49. Many have stage fright because...

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