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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. 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.

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

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

4. End with something from beginning

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

6. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16. Many have stage fright because...

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

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

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

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

21. Make a solid first...

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

23. __________ increases when we suffer from stage fright.

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

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

26. Explain or describe what something is

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

28. Audiences are likely to be impressed if you quote...

29. A serious speaking problem

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

31. Comparing 2 things that share similarities

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

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

34. The communication process does not need...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

42. A good speaker...

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

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

45. 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

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

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

48. __________ is closely related to self-esteem.

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

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