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1.     A persuasive speech is a speech that is intended to _______________________________________.
     influence a choice
2.     The persuasive speech attempts to do what in regards to those who are against your way of thinking?
     It attempts to bring opponents around to your way of thinking.
3.     Persuasive speakers can _____________________________________________ over others.
     wield great influence
4.     Persuasive speakers can motivate and inspire or convince listeners to follow evil plans. True or false?
     true
5.     What is an extemporaneous speech?
     a speech that's prepared in a short period of time
6.     What is the purpose of a demonstrative speech?
     It tells how to do something.
7.     What is the purpose of an informative speech?
     It presents relevant facts in an impartial way.
8.     What are the four essential components of a persuasive speech?
     Identify the problem./ Explain why your issue is a problem./ Name the direction that should be taken./ Define the kind of action that must be taken.
9.     Stating the problem clearly provides listeners with a(n) ___________________________.
     focus
10.     Why is it important to "stir people up"?
     If people don't care about the issue, they won't listen with enough interest to be persuaded.
11.     Show the audience that your approach has _________________________ for them.
     benefits
12.     You are selling your _____________________________.
     opinion
13.     You have to ________________________, not _________________________ people to take a certain path.
     tell/ ask
14.     Tell your audience what the ________________________________ is.
     solution
15.     Engage the audience, then ____________________________________________________.
     move them to action
16.     What are the "eight S's of persuasive speaking"?
     Speak to inspire./ Select an effective communication style./ Spend time on your appearance./ Stay connected to the audience./ Signal when moving on./ State the main points./ Support your arguments./ Summarize.
17.     Project your _________________________.
     voice
18.     Let the audience hear the _________________________ that motivates you from within.
     energy
19.     Do not show your emotions. True or false?
     false
20.     The depth of your feeling can ___________________________ others.
     motivate
21.     Articulate and _________________________________.
     enunciate
22.     Add interest with _______________________, _____________________, and _________________.
     inflection/ pitch/ pace
23.     Stress key ______________________ and __________________________.
     words/ phrases
24.     Speak with _______________________________.
     conviction
25.     What will manifest your commitment?
     a strong voice and an earnest tone
26.     Adopt a(n) ________________________________ tone.
     conversational
27.     Why is it important to use language correctly?
     Incorrect use of language may cause others to discount what you have to say.
28.     What devices can help a speaker to illustrate his or her points?
     analogies, similes, metaphors
29.     Make sure that your body language does not ________________________________________.
     contradict your message
30.     Why is pacing something that you should avoid doing?
     It creates the impression that you're nervous or uncomfortable with what you're saying.
31.     Why should you wear conservative clothing?
     You don't want your clothes to distract your audience.
32.     Why is eye contact important?
     You can't convince people of anything unless you look them in the eye.
33.     Be assertive but _________________________________.
     tactful
34.     Avoid using which pronoun? Why?
     "you"/ It can alienate an audience. It can sound accusatory and put the audience on the defensive.
35.     Why is it good to use transitional words?
     These words signal the audience that you're moving on.
36.     How many main points should you make in your speech?
     between three and five
37.     Support your arguments with ______________________________________________.
     hard evidence
38.     What are the three sections of a persuasive speech?
     the introduction, the body, the conclusion
39.     The introduction should be the longest part of your speech. True or false?
     false
40.     What can strengthen your introduction?
     an anecdote, an historical reference, an amazing statistic, a quotation, an analogy
41.     What is the most substantive part of a speech?
     the body
42.     What do you return to in the conclusion?
     the original premise made in the introduction
43.     The more distant your proposition is from beliefs already held by your listeners, the [ easier/ harder ] it will be to persuade them.
     harder
44.     What tactics can help to overcome audience resistance?
     Relate to audience values./ Ask the audience to withhold judgment./ Express urgency. /Expose the shortcomings of alternatives.
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