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public speaking

the process of presenting a spoken message to an audience

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empowerment

Having resources, information, and attitudes that lead to action to achieve a desired goal

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critical thinking

Analyzing information to judge its accuracy and relevance

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Rhetoric

The strategic use of words and symbols to achieve a goal

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Declamation

The delivery of an already famous speech

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Elocution

The expression of emotion through posture, movement, gesture, facial expression, and voice

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Source

The public speaker

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Encode

To translate ideas and images into verbal or nonverbal symbols

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Code

A verbal or nonverbal symbol for an idea or image

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Message

The content of a speech and the mode of its delivery

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Channels

A visual and auditory means by which a message is transmitted from sender to receiver

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Receiver

A listener or audience memeber

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External noise

Physical sounds that interfere with communication

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Internal noise

Physiological or psychological interference with communication

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Feedback

Verbal and nonverbal responses provided by and audience to a speaker

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Context

The environment or situation in which a speech occurs