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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. What are the purposes for communicating?

2. 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

3. ____________ is closely related to empathy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. A sneer is an example of...

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

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

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

19. Comparing 2 things that share similarities

20. The communication process does not need...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

29. The art or study of public speaking

30. End with something from beginning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

38. Monroe motivated sequence: ________ - after solution - speaker's solution

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

40. Make a solid first...

41. Call to action

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

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

44. Which is communication apprehension?

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

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

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

48. Psychological concepts - values - attitudes or beliefs.

49. 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.

50. A note card is often used in __________ speaking