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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. Vocalized _______ tend to distract your audience.

2. __________ is closely related to self-esteem.

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

4. 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

5. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. Comparing 2 things that share similarities

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

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

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

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

19. ____________ is closely related to empathy.

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

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

22. An example of intrapersonal communication is...

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

24. A serious speaking problem

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

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

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

28. What are the purposes for communicating?

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

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

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

32. A note card is often used in __________ speaking

33. Explain or describe what something is

34. 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

35. Which is communication apprehension?

36. Group of people a speech is directed towards

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

38. Make a solid first...

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

40. A good speaker...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

48. A sneer is an example of...

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

50. Arguing from a general principle to a specific case