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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. What is the audience level of interest when the speaker's primary responsibility is to foster conviction?

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

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

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

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

6. __________ increases when we suffer from stage fright.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

22. Comparing 2 things that share similarities

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

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

25. 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.

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

27. Call to action

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

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

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

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

32. Arguing that something caused something else

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

34. 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

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

36. __________ is closely related to self-esteem.

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

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

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

40. What are the purposes for communicating?

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

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

43. Many have stage fright because...

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

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

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

47. 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

48. Vocalized _______ tend to distract your audience.

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

50. Explain or describe what something is