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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. __________ is closely related to self-esteem.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

21. __________ increases when we suffer from stage fright.

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

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

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

25. An example of intrapersonal communication is...

26. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

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

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

29. Many have stage fright because...

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

31. 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

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

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

34. What are the purposes for communicating?

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

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

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

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

39. Arguing from a general principle to a specific case

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

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

42. Stands for an idea

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

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

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

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

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

48. Make a solid first...

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

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