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Intrapersonal Communication: Communicating with yourself through your thoughts
Audience Analysis: Learning about the diverse characteristics of the people who make up the audience
Speech-planning process: System you use to prepare a speech
Impersonal Communication: Communication between people about general information, such as saying “hi” to someone in the hallway
Speech-making process: Process of giving a speech to the audience
Speaking expressively: Using various vocal techniques so you sound a bit more dramatic than you would in casual conversation
Rhetorical devices: Language techniques that create and hold audience attention and help audience members remember what you said in your speech
Empower: To make more confident and assertive
Interpersonal Communication: Communication between two people who have a relationship with each other
Plagiarism: Stealing and passing off the ideas, words, or created works of someone else as your own
Ethics: A set of moral principles that a society, group or individual holds that distinguish right from wrong and good behavior from bad behavior
Nonverbal Communication: The way you stand when giving a speech and the way you use your eyes, face and hands
Public Speaking: A formal presentation made by a speaker to an audience
Listening Receiving spoken communication from another person and making an effort to hear and understand what the person is saying
Attention span Length of time you can concentrate and listen effectively
Monotone An unchanging tone without rise or fall in the speaker’s voice
Critical listening Evaluate what the speaker is saying and decide on the value of the message
Understanding The ability to assign accurate meaning to what was said
Remembering Being able to recall and retain the information you heard
Active listening Includes identifying how ideas are organized, asking questions, silently paraphrasing, watching nonverbal clues and taking notes
Paraphrase Restating the speakers meaning in your own words
Research Investigating a subject to learn the facts about it
Credentials Your experience or education that qualify you to speak with authority on a specific subject
Primary source First-hand accounts that you conduct or those written by people who were part of the original event or research
Follow-up question A question you ask during an interview that results from the answers to your primary questions
Open question Broad based questions that ask the interviewee to provide perspective, ideas, information, values, goals or opinions
Closed question Narrowly focused questions that require only brief answers such as yes or no
Neutral question Questions asked in a way that does not direct a person’s answer
Leading question Questions asked in a way that suggest you have a preferred answer
Critical analysis The process of evaluating what you have heard to determine a speech’s completeness
Credibility A speaker’s ability to inspire trust and belief
Critique A formal assessment of a speech that requires you to analyze and evaluate a speech’s effectiveness according to how well the speaker meets specific key criteria
Constructive critique An analysis of a speech that evaluates how well a speaker meets a specific speaking goal while following the rules for good speaking and recommends how the speech might be improved
Speech Plan A strategy for achieving your speech goals.
Speech Goal A statement of what you want your audience to know, believe or do.
Audience adaptation Process of writing your speech to meet the needs and interests of the listeners
Demographics Characteristics of a group of people
Outline A plan of main points and supporting detail that you want to cover in your speech
Chronological order A method of arranging things in relation to when they happen in time
Topical order A method of arranging information by subjects, facts or points
Visual aid An object, picture, photo, chart or other image that the audience can see
Eye contact A form of nonverbal communication that occurs when two people look at one another for a few seconds
Animated delivery A lively, energetic, enthusiastic and dynamic delivery
Speak clearly Speaking so the audience can make out what you are saying.
Pitch How high or low the sound of your voice is
Quality of voice The tone that distinguishes your voice from everyone else’s
Accent The speech habits of people from a specific country, region of a country or even a state or city.
Articulation The way you use your mouth and lips to form words
Vocal expressiveness The variety you create in your voice through changing pitch, volume and rate; the expressing of certain words ; and using pauses
Stress To emphasize certain words by speaking them more loudly than they rest of the sentence
Pause A moment of silence that enhances the meaning of an idea
Gestures How you move your hands, arms and fingers
Movement Changing the position of your entire body
Step 1 Of the Process Sender
Step 2 Of the Process Message
Step 3 Of the Process Reciever
Step 4 Of the Process Feedback
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