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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. Life experiences which affect a person's perception - is ultimately the place from which Context is constructed

2. __________ increases when we suffer from stage fright.

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

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

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

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

7. Group of people a speech is directed towards

8. Make a solid first...

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

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

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

12. A serious speaking problem

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

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

15. Explain or describe what something is

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

17. Reiterate main points of speech

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

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

20. Many have stage fright because...

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

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

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

24. What is the audience level of interest when the speaker's primary responsibility is to direct behaviors?

25. __________ is closely related to self-esteem.

26. The art or study of public speaking

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

28. Psychological concepts - values - attitudes or beliefs.

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

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

31. A good speaker...

32. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

33. The communication process does not need...

34. End with something from beginning

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

36. Comparing 2 things that share similarities

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

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

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

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

41. An example of intrapersonal communication is...

42. Call to action

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

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

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

46. 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

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

48. A note card is often used in __________ speaking

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

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