Public Speaking

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Public Speaking Test 1

1. Public speaking: Public speaking is speaking to a group of people in a structured, deliberate manner intended to inform, influence, or entertain the listeners. ( is an oral presentation in which a speaker addresses an audience.) 2. rhetoric: Rhetoric is a technique of using language effectively and persuasively in spoken or written form. 3. extemporaneous: made up or done without special preparation 4. communication: is the phenomenon of conveying information and meaning through non-verbal, verbal, or written media. 5. encode: A message first ‘encoded’, that is transformed into an understandable sign and symbol system.Speaking is encoding, as are writing, printing, and filming a television program. 6. decode:Once recieved, the message is ‘decoded'; that is, the signs and symbols are interpreted. Decoding occurs through listening, reading, or watching that television show. 7. noise: Noise is any type of disruption that interferes with the transmission or interpretation of information from the sender to the receiver. 8. feedback: In communication studies, the response of an audience to a message or activity. 9. rhetorical purpose: attracting and seducing an audience, persuading them, and solving a problem. 10. specific purpose: defines your action in the speech, what you want to accomplish. The central idea is like a thesis statement in an essay; it is a statement of your main points. 11. thesis or central idea: a proposition stated or put forward for consideration, especially one to be discussed and proved or to be maintained against objections 12. major points: the most important or central thought of a paragraph or larger section of text, which tells the reader what the text is about 13. cultural:Culture is the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social-habits, music and arts 14. brainstorming: produce an idea or way of solving a problem by holding a...
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