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Public Speaking

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Vocalized _______ tend to distract your audience.

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

9. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

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

11. The communication process does not need...

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

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

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

15. A good speech has _____ main parts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25. Comparing 2 things that share similarities

26. Arguing that something caused something else

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

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

29. ____________ is closely related to empathy.

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

31. __________ is closely related to self-esteem.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

39. An example of intrapersonal communication is...

40. Arguing from a general principle to a specific case

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

42. Which is communication apprehension?

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

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

45. A serious speaking problem

46. A good speaker...

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

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

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

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