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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. Maslow's hierarchy: _________ - friendship - family - acceptance

2. 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

3. Reiterate main points of speech

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

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

6. Comparing 2 things that share similarities

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

8. __________ increases when we suffer from stage fright.

9. Explain or describe what something is

10. The communication process does not need...

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

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

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

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

15. Arguing that something caused something else

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

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

18. A good speaker...

19. Arguing from a general principle to a specific case

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

21. The art or study of public speaking

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

23. A sneer is an example of...

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

25. Group of people a speech is directed towards

26. Use a notecard as a security net to...

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

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

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

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

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

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

33. Psychological concepts - values - attitudes or beliefs.

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

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

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

37. 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.

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

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

40. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

47. ____________ is closely related to empathy.

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

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

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