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Remember, the average American generates over 200 lbs of trash a year." This statement is an example of


When you find out as much about your audience's needs, interests, and expectations prior to selecting a toic, you are fulfiling which guideline for selecting a topic?

consider the audience

Discussing your speech topic with someone who is knowledgable on the subject is a method of gathering support material known as


When speaking to avery diverse audience, it is best to use

standard U.S. English

___________ refers to words that reflect a speaker & audience's geographical background.


When searching for a speech topic, Web directories, such as Yahoo, are helpful because

they make it easy to find a lot of material in a short time

Considering the needs, interests, and expectations of listeners during the entire speech preparation process is called

being audience-centered

What technique in selecting a speech topic will best motivate both your research and delivery?

choose a topic of interest to you

Just as a traveler needs a map for journey, a speaker needs a map for a speech. This detailed map of a speech is

a delivery outline

When combined w/ a central idea, a preview statement can form "a blueprint" of a speech. True or False


What is the technique called when a speaker makes reference to the introduction in the conclusion?

providing a sense of closure

The final step in an introduction is to provide your audience with an overview of your speech. This step is known as

a preview

The delivery outline

should be brief and have speaking notes

What is the major benefit of using correct outline form?

helps you remember the main idesa of your speech

In the introduction to your speech, a good way to establish your credibility is to

be well prepared and confident

A complete declarative sentence that summarizes your speech is known as the

central idea

what should a speech conclusion do?

summarize the main ideas

when someone, who is a recognized authority in a specialized area, states his/her opinion, this is considered

expert testimony

________ refers to words unique to a speaker's particular hobby or profession


when is it appropriate to use humor in an introduction?

when the humor directly relates to the topic

The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications and the American Statistics Index are described in your textbook as examples of

government documents

A properly worded central idea or thesis statement

is a single sentence summarizing your speech

what is a hyperlink?

web pages or sites which are automatically linked

In an introduction, an effective way to give your audience a reason to listen is to

relate the topic to their lives

This piece of information appears first in a typical bibliographical entry using the MLA format.

author's name

Speeches that you present will be either to inform, to persuade, or to entertain. The goal for your speech is known as its

general purpose

The first step in an introduction is to

get the audience's attention

This usually comes at the end of the introduction

preview main points

Reemphasizing the central idea in a memorable way, moving an audience to action, and providing closure are all functions of

speech conclusion

During your speech, you ask the audience to sign a petition increasing the amount of student parking areas. The general goal of the speech is to

to persuade

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