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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. A good speaker shows enthusiasm physically and ...

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

3. Many have stage fright because...

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

5. A good speaker...

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

7. A sneer is an example of...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. The art or study of public speaking

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

17. A serious speaking problem

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

19. The communication process does not need...

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

21. __________ is closely related to self-esteem.

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

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

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

25. Group of people a speech is directed towards

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

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

28. __________ increases when we suffer from stage fright.

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

30. Stands for an idea

31. ____________ is closely related to empathy.

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

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

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

35. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

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

37. 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

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

39. Make a topic meaningful - make topic accurate by using sources - make topic clear and easy to follow

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

41. What are the purposes for communicating?

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

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

44. 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

45. A note card is often used in __________ speaking

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

47. A good speech has _____ main parts.

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

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

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