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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. One way to close a speech is to return to your...

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

3. Call to action

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

5. Make a solid first...

6. Which is communication apprehension?

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

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

9. Psychological concepts - values - attitudes or beliefs.

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

11. What is the audience level of interest when the speaker's primary responsibility is to foster conviction?

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

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

14. 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.

15. ____________ is closely related to empathy.

16. Many have stage fright because...

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

18. Comparing 2 things that share similarities

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

20. A good speech has _____ main parts.

21. Group of people a speech is directed towards

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

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

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

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

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

27. What percentang of what others think of you is determined before you ever open your mouth?

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

29. A good speaker...

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

31. Reiterate main points of speech

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

39. A note card is often used in __________ speaking

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

41. The art or study of public speaking

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

43. An example of intrapersonal communication is...

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

45. Vocalized _______ tend to distract your audience.

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

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

48. __________ is closely related to self-esteem.

49. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

50. The communication process does not need...