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1

2 views of communication

Mediated and Unmediated

2

Knowledge on a topic lends ____

authority and credibility

3

Your ____ have a greater impact than the words you speak

actions

4

Comedy ____ your audience

relaxes

5

Name some of the musical tendencies in speech

pitch, tone, rate of speech, and phrasing

6

Anaphora

Repetition of words or phrases in your speech

7

What is the goal of audience analysis?

To use this understanding of your listeners to adjust to them and thereby maximize your potential for reaching them with you message.

8

Nothing unifies the audience more than ______.

laughter

9

What do Demosthenes and Abe Lincoln have in common?

they both studied oratory

10

Who said this?
"Oratory is a skill that can turn a commoner into a king.”

Winston Churchill

11

What is effective in a speech?

personal connection to the subject

12

Great speakers should be willing to _____

talk about/show their mistakes.

13

Signs of public speaking anxiety

sweaty palms, shortness of breath, shaky knees

14

What is the relaxation response

stretching out your arms and breathing deeply

15

Humor in your speech should reflect ____

your personality

16

Nothing draws men closer to the center than ____

...hearing important discussions wisely discussed in the fervor of manhood

17

The single most important part of your speech is ____

action

18

What made Queen Elizabeth’s speech so impactful?

She admitted her weakness

19

Nothing is more powerful than that of the _____

human voice

20

Jokes in your speech should ____

reflect the point you are making, not distract from it

21

Vocal pitch is used to keep words from becoming

monotonous

22

List 3 external factors to consider when making a speech

Location, size of audience, and occasion

23

“He is a good speaker who can..."

"...turn an ear into an eye.”

24

Name the 4 types of comedy in speech

build up, surprise, hyperbole, and incongruity

25

Language and learning are _____

inseparable

26

What is the most important question in preparation for your speech?

“With whom am I trying to communicate?”

27

Name Aristotle’s 3 elements of speech:

The speaker, subject, and person in address (the most important)

28

Describe the nature of communication

1. The source encodes his/her meaning in a signal (speaker)
2. Signal is transmitted to a receiver (how you send the signal)
3. The receiver decodes it and attributes meaning