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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. What is the general purpose for chronological speech pattern?

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

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

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

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

6. You can generally assume that adult audiences have cultural...

7. __________ is closely related to self-esteem.

8. Monroe motivated sequence: ________ - there is a problem

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

10. Explain or describe what something is

11. 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

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

13. Psychological concepts - values - attitudes or beliefs.

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

15. A good speech has _____ main parts.

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

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

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

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

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

21. A sneer is an example of...

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

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

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

25. Call to action

26. Arguing from a general principle to a specific case

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

39. Make a solid first...

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

41. Which is communication apprehension?

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

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

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

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

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

47. End with something from beginning

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

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

50. The communication process does not need...