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the art of public speaking

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A speech designed to convey knowledge and understanding.
Informative speech
what are the four types of informative speech
objects,processes, concepts, processes and events.
The process of creating, reinforcing, or changing peoples beliefs or actions
persuasive speech
focused, organized thinking about such things as the logical relationships among ideas, the soundness of edvidence, and the differences between fact and opinion.
critical thinking
presenting another person's language or ideas as one's own
plagiarism
A method of speech organization in which the main points follow a time pattern.
chronological order
A method of speech organization in which the main points divide the topic into logical and consistent sub topics
topical order
a method of generating ideas for speech topics by free association of words and ideas
brainstorming
a visual and used to show statistical trends and patterns.
graphs
a graph that uses one or more lines to show changes in statistics over time or space
line graph
a graph that highlights segments of a circle to show simple distribution patterns.
pie graph
a graph that uses vertical or horizontal bars to show comparisons among two or more items.
bar graph
a visual aid that summerizes a large block of information, usually in list form
chart
a complete set of type of the same design
font
questions that allow respondents to answer however they want
open-ended questions
Audience analysis that focuses on demographic factors such as, gender, religion, sexual orientation, group membership, and racial, ethnic, or cultural background
demographic audience analysis
a database that catalogues articles from scholarly journals
academic database
A research aid that catalogues articles from a large number of magazines, journals, and newspapers
newspaper and periodical database
a summary of a magazine or journal article, written by someone other than the original author.
abstract
words that refer to ideas or concepts
concrete words
a method of speech organization in which the main points follow a directional pattern
spatial order
a method of speech organization in which the main points show a cause-effect relationship
casual order
a method of speech organization in which the first main point deals with the existence of a problem and the second main point presents a solution to the problem
problem-solution order
organizational patterns of speeches
chronological, spatial, causal, problem/solution, topical
speech topic selection
topics you know a lot about or topics you want to know more about.
4 types of speeches
informative, persuade, special occasions and small groups
A detailed outline developed during the process of speech preparation that includes the title, specific purpose, central idea, introduction, main points, subpoints, connectives, conclusion, and bibliography of a speech
preparation outline
a brief outline used to jog speakers memory during the presentation of a speech.
speaking outline
the major points developed in the body of a speech. Most speeches contain from two to five main points.
main points
number of main points in a speech
two to five
the final section of a speech
conclusion
the opening section of a speech
introduction
the main section of a speech
body
a carefully perpared and rehearsed speech that is presented from a brief set of notes.
extemporaneous speech
motions of a speaker's hands or arms during a speech
gestures
the subject of a speech
topic
the broad goal of a speech
general purpose