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Adrenaline

a hormone related in to the bloodstream in response tp physical or mental stress

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Positive Nervousness

Controlled nervousness that helps energize a speaker for his or her presentation.

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Visualization

Mental Imaging in which the speaker vividly pictures himself or herself giving a successful presentation.

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Critical thinking

Focused organized thinking about such things as the logical relationship among ideas, the soundness of evidence, and the difference between fact and opinion.

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Speaker

The person who is presenting an oral message to a listener.

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Message

Whatever a speaker communicates to someone else

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Channel

The means by which a message is communicated.

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Listener

The person who receives the speaker's message.

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Frame of Reference

The sum of a persons's knowledge, experience, goals values and attitudes. No two people can have the same frame of reference.

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Feedback

The message, usually nonverbal, sent from a listener to a speaker.

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Interference

Anything that impedes the communication of a message. Interference can be external or internal.

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Situation

The time and place in which speech communication occurs.

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Ethnocentrism

The belief that one's own group or culture is superior to all other groups or cultures.

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Stage Fright

Anxiety over the prospect of giving a speech in front of an audience.

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Ethics

The branch of philosophy that deals with issues of right and wrong in human affaires.

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Ethical Decision

Sound ethical decisions involve weighing a potential course of action against a set of ethical standards or guidelines.

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Name-Calling

The use on language to defame, demean or degrade individuals or groups.

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Bill of Rights

The first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution.

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Plagiarism

Presenting anther persons language or ideas as ones own.

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Global Plagiarism

Stealing a speech entirely from a single source and passing it off as one's own work.

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Patchwork Plagiarism

Stealing ideas or language from two or three sources and passing them off as one's own work.

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Incremental Plagiarism

Failing to give credit of a speech that are borrowed from other people.

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Paraphrase

To restate or summarize an author's idea in one owns words.

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Ice Breaker Speech

A speech in the terms defined to get student speaking in front of the class as soon as possible.

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Introduction

The opening section of a speech .

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Body

The main section of the speech.

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Chronological Order

A method of speech organization in which the main points follow a time pattern.

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Topical Order

A method of speech organization in which the main points divide the topic into logical and consistent subtopics.

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Main Points

The major points develop in the body of the speech.

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Transition

A word or phrase that indicates when a speaker has finished one thought and is moving on to another.