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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. The ___________ is: first - second - third - next - then finally

2. The communication process does not need...

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

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

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

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

7. A serious speaking problem

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

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

10. 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

11. A good speaker...

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

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

14. 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

15. Which is communication apprehension?

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

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

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

19. Reiterate main points of speech

20. __________ increases when we suffer from stage fright.

21. A note card is often used in __________ speaking

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

23. Call to action

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

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

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

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

28. Stands for an idea

29. What are the purposes for communicating?

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

31. Make a solid first...

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

33. __________ is closely related to self-esteem.

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

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

36. Many have stage fright because...

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

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

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

40. Maslow's hierarchy: _________ - feel good about yourself - responsible - competent

41. The art or study of public speaking

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

43. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

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

45. Arguing that something caused something else

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

47. What is the general purpose for chronological speech pattern?

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

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

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