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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. __________ increases when we suffer from stage fright.

2. An example of intrapersonal communication is...

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

4. A serious speaking problem

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

6. To practice effectively - you should practice as if...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. __________ is closely related to self-esteem.

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

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

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

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

20. End with something from beginning

21. 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.

22. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

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

24. A good speaker...

25. Arguing from a general principle to a specific case

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

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

28. ____________ is closely related to empathy.

29. Make a solid first...

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

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

32. The communication process does not need...

33. Comparing 2 things that share similarities

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

35. Many have stage fright because...

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

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

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

39. Stands for an idea

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

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

42. 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

43. A sneer is an example of...

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

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

46. A note card is often used in __________ speaking

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

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

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

50. 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