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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. Many have stage fright because...

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

3. A note card is often used in __________ speaking

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

5. Arguing from a general principle to a specific case

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

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

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

9. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

10. A sneer is an example of...

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

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

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

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

15. A good speaker...

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

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

18. End with something from beginning

19. Stands for an idea

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

21. What are the purposes for communicating?

22. The art or study of public speaking

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

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

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

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

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

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

29. Group of people a speech is directed towards

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

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

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

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

34. The communication process does not need...

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

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

37. __________ increases when we suffer from stage fright.

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

39. Arguing that something caused something else

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

41. Make a solid first...

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

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

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

45. A good speech has _____ main parts.

46. 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.

47. 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

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

49. The ___________ speech calls for a quick mind and instant audience analysis.

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