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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. The ___________ is: first - second - third - next - then finally

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

3. Psychological concepts - values - attitudes or beliefs.

4. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

10. Make a solid first...

11. ____________ is closely related to empathy.

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

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

14. This speech pattern demonstrates a causal link between two or more events - demonstrate a topic in terms of its underlying causes and effects

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

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

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

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

19. End with something from beginning

20. 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

21. 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

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

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

24. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

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

26. Maslow's hierarchy: _________ - friendship - family - acceptance

27. Call to action

28. Reiterate main points of speech

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

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

31. An example of intrapersonal communication is...

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

33. Stands for an idea

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

35. __________ is closely related to self-esteem.

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

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

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

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

40. Which is communication apprehension?

41. Many have stage fright because...

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

43. __________ increases when we suffer from stage fright.

44. Group of people a speech is directed towards

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

46. Monroe motivated sequence: ________ - imagining the solution being implemented

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

48. Vocalized _______ tend to distract your audience.

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

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