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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
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1. To find good speech ideas - you must sometimes break the rules and look for ideas in...

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

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

4. Explain or describe what something is

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

6. Arguing from a general principle to a specific case

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

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

9. Group of people a speech is directed towards

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

11. A sneer is an example of...

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

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

14. Stands for an idea

15. ____________ is closely related to empathy.

16. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.

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

18. You can generally assume that adult audiences have cultural...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

26. End with something from beginning

27. 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

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

29. Reiterate main points of speech

30. A note card is often used in __________ speaking

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

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

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

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

35. A serious speaking problem

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

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

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

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

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

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

42. Call to action

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

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

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

46. A good speech has _____ main parts.

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

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

49. Comparing 2 things that share similarities

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