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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. 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

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

3. Arguing that something caused something else

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. Arguing from a general principle to a specific case

16. End with something from beginning

17. Which is communication apprehension?

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

19. What are the purposes for communicating?

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

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

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

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

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

25. The ___________ is: first - second - third - next - then finally

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

27. An example of intrapersonal communication is...

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

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

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

31. Vocalized _______ tend to distract your audience.

32. Many have stage fright because...

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

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

35. Comparing 2 things that share similarities

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

37. It is easier to _______ facts than to correct them.

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

39. Maslow's hierarchy: ______ - security of body - employment - resources - morality - health - family

40. Call to action

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

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

43. The art or study of public speaking

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

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

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

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

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

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

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