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Public Speaking

Subject : soft-skills
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. End with big impact on audience (idea - revelation - solution)






2. End with something from beginning






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






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






5. A good speaker...






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






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






8. Arguing from a general principle to a specific case






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






10. __________ is closely related to self-esteem.






11. Make a solid first...






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






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






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






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






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






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






18. 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






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






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






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






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






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






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






25. Good ___________ communication is preceded by intrapersonal communication.






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






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






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






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






30. A note card is often used in __________ speaking






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






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






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






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






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






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






37. Which is communication apprehension?






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






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






40. Key characteristics of populations - i.e. sex - age - race






41. An example of intrapersonal communication is...






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






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






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






45. Comparing 2 things that share similarities






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






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






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






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






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