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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. A sneer is an example of...

2. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. __________ is closely related to self-esteem.

10. Psychological concepts - values - attitudes or beliefs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18. 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

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

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

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

22. Call to action

23. Group of people a speech is directed towards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

32. A good speech has _____ main parts.

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

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

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

36. Stands for an idea

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

38. Make a solid first...

39. Which is communication apprehension?

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

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

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

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

44. The art or study of public speaking

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

46. A serious speaking problem

47. __________ increases when we suffer from stage fright.

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

49. 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

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