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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. ____________ is closely related to empathy.

2. End with something from beginning

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

4. Call to action

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

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

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

8. A good speech has _____ main parts.

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

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

11. The communication process does not need...

12. The art or study of public speaking

13. What are the purposes for communicating?

14. Which is communication apprehension?

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

16. Stands for an idea

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

18. A serious speaking problem

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

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

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

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

23. __________ increases when we suffer from stage fright.

24. Comparing 2 things that share similarities

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

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

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

28. __________ is closely related to self-esteem.

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

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

31. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

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

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

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

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

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

37. A good speaker...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

45. Group of people a speech is directed towards

46. An example of intrapersonal communication is...

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

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

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

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