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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. Use a notecard as a security net to...

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

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

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

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

6. Group of people a speech is directed towards

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

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

9. Reiterate main points of speech

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

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

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

13. A note card is often used in __________ speaking

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

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

16. Many have stage fright because...

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

18. End with something from beginning

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

20. Stands for an idea

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

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

23. __________ increases when we suffer from stage fright.

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

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

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

27. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

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

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

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

31. A serious speaking problem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

39. Call to action

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

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

42. 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.

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

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

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

46. Explain or describe what something is

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

48. Vocalized _______ tend to distract your audience.

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

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