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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. __________ increases when we suffer from stage fright.

2. A sneer is an example of...

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

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

5. A note card is often used in __________ speaking

6. Many have stage fright because...

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

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

9. ____________ is closely related to empathy.

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

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

12. Call to action

13. Make a solid first...

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

15. Stands for an idea

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

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

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

19. Reiterate main points of speech

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

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

22. An example of intrapersonal communication is...

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

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

25. __________ is closely related to self-esteem.

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

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

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

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

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

31. 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.

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

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

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

35. A serious speaking problem

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

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

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

39. Arguing that something caused something else

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

48. End with something from beginning

49. Leave audience with something to think about (rhetorical question)

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