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Study Guide Questions

1.     A persuasive speech is a speech that is intended to _______________________________________.
2.     The persuasive speech attempts to do what in regards to those who are against your way of thinking?
3.     Persuasive speakers can _____________________________________________ over others.
4.     Persuasive speakers can motivate and inspire or convince listeners to follow evil plans. True or false?
5.     What is an extemporaneous speech?
6.     What is the purpose of a demonstrative speech?
7.     What is the purpose of an informative speech?
8.     What are the four essential components of a persuasive speech?
9.     Stating the problem clearly provides listeners with a(n) ___________________________.
10.     Why is it important to "stir people up"?
11.     Show the audience that your approach has _________________________ for them.
12.     You are selling your _____________________________.
13.     You have to ________________________, not _________________________ people to take a certain path.
14.     Tell your audience what the ________________________________ is.
15.     Engage the audience, then ____________________________________________________.
16.     What are the "eight S's of persuasive speaking"?
17.     Project your _________________________.
18.     Let the audience hear the _________________________ that motivates you from within.
19.     Do not show your emotions. True or false?
20.     The depth of your feeling can ___________________________ others.
21.     Articulate and _________________________________.
22.     Add interest with _______________________, _____________________, and _________________.
23.     Stress key ______________________ and __________________________.
24.     Speak with _______________________________.
25.     What will manifest your commitment?
26.     Adopt a(n) ________________________________ tone.
27.     Why is it important to use language correctly?
28.     What devices can help a speaker to illustrate his or her points?
29.     Make sure that your body language does not ________________________________________.
30.     Why is pacing something that you should avoid doing?
31.     Why should you wear conservative clothing?
32.     Why is eye contact important?
33.     Be assertive but _________________________________.
34.     Avoid using which pronoun? Why?
35.     Why is it good to use transitional words?
36.     How many main points should you make in your speech?
37.     Support your arguments with ______________________________________________.
38.     What are the three sections of a persuasive speech?
39.     The introduction should be the longest part of your speech. True or false?
40.     What can strengthen your introduction?
41.     What is the most substantive part of a speech?
42.     What do you return to in the conclusion?
43.     The more distant your proposition is from beliefs already held by your listeners, the [ easier/ harder ] it will be to persuade them.
44.     What tactics can help to overcome audience resistance?
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