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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. _______ breathers are short of breath and weak in volume.

2. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

8. Make a solid first...

9. What are the purposes for communicating?

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

11. 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

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

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

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

15. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

27. A good speaker...

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

29. The communication process does not need...

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

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

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

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

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

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

36. ____________ is closely related to empathy.

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

38. Psychological concepts - values - attitudes or beliefs.

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

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

41. Call to action

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

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

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

45. Comparing 2 things that share similarities

46. Group of people a speech is directed towards

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

48. __________ increases when we suffer from stage fright.

49. Stands for an idea

50. Vocalized _______ tend to distract your audience.