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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. It is easier to _______ facts than to correct them.

2. Arguing that something caused something else

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

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

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

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

7. Reiterate main points of speech

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

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

10. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

11. The best opening stories hold interest yet ________ into your speech topic.

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

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

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

15. Comparing 2 things that share similarities

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

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

18. An example of intrapersonal communication is...

19. Psychological concepts - values - attitudes or beliefs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

28. 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.

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

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

31. What are the purposes for communicating?

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

33. ____________ is closely related to empathy.

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

35. Vocalized _______ tend to distract your audience.

36. Arguing from a general principle to a specific case

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

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

39. Which is communication apprehension?

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

41. Call to action

42. A sneer is an example of...

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

44. Stands for an idea

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

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

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

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

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

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