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Public Speaking

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

2. Explain or describe what something is

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

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

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

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

7. The strongest argument is when speakers use all four appeals effectively - they are...

8. Illustrations or cases that represent a larger group or class of things

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

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

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

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

13. Arguing that something caused something else

14. Group of people a speech is directed towards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

23. 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

24. Arguing from a general principle to a specific case

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

34. Which is communication apprehension?

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

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

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

38. End with something from beginning

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

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

41. 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

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

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

44. __________ increases when we suffer from stage fright.

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

46. The communication process does not need...

47. Call to action

48. A good speaker...

49. __________ is closely related to self-esteem.

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