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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. Call to action

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

3. __________ increases when we suffer from stage fright.

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

5. Make a solid first...

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

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

8. Arguing from a general principle to a specific case

9. Which is communication apprehension?

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

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

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

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

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

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

16. __________ is closely related to self-esteem.

17. Psychological concepts - values - attitudes or beliefs.

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

19. 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.

20. A note card is often used in __________ speaking

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

22. Reiterate main points of speech

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

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

25. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

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

27. The communication process does not need...

28. A sneer is an example of...

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

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

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

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

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

34. Stands for an idea

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

36. The power source for a speaker is the...

37. What are the purposes for communicating?

38. End with something from beginning

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

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

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

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

43. Arguing that something caused something else

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

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

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

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

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

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

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