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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Audiences are likely to be impressed if you quote...

2. A sneer is an example of...

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

4. A good speaker...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. __________ increases when we suffer from stage fright.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

24. Arguing that something caused something else

25. Arguing from a general principle to a specific case

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

36. 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

37. Explain or describe what something is

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

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

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

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

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

43. Call to action

44. The communication process does not need...

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

46. What are the purposes for communicating?

47. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

48. __________ is closely related to self-esteem.

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

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