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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. A speaker should worry more about the ________ than the speech

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

3. 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

4. Which is communication apprehension?

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

6. A note card is often used in __________ speaking

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

8. The communication process does not need...

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

10. The art or study of public speaking

11. A good speech has _____ main parts.

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

13. An audience is more likely to pay attention if a speech has a...

14. An example of intrapersonal communication is...

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

16. 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.

17. Stands for an idea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25. Vocalized _______ tend to distract your audience.

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

27. Explain or describe what something is

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

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

30. Call to action

31. Many have stage fright because...

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

33. Make a solid first...

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

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

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

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

38. Group of people a speech is directed towards

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

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

41. End with something from beginning

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

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

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

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

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

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

48. 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

49. One way to close a speech is to return to your...

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