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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. The strongest argument is when speakers use all four appeals effectively - they are...

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

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

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

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

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

7. The communication process does not need...

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

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

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

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

12. Concisely tells audience what the main points of the speech will be and what will be addressed

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

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

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

16. A serious speaking problem

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

18. 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

19. __________ increases when we suffer from stage fright.

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

21. Make a solid first...

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

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

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

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

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

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

28. Call to action

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

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

31. Stands for an idea

32. Reiterate main points of speech

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

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

35. A good speech has _____ main parts.

36. Arguing that something caused something else

37. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

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

39. Comparing 2 things that share similarities

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

41. What are the purposes for communicating?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

49. 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.

50. __________ is closely related to self-esteem.