COMM150 Exam2

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The active process of developing a strategy for tailoring your information to the specific speech audience
Support a claim by citing events that have occurred to bring about the claim: “The dry weather hurt the local lake economy.”
An organization that allows you to place all the emphasis on the superiority f the proposed course of action
Support a claim with a single comparable example that is significantly similar to the subject of the claim
Support a claim by citing information that signals the claim: “longer lines at a soup kitchen are a sign that the economy is worsening.”
Summary of main ideas, leaving vivid impressions, appeal to action
A word that has the same or similar meaning
An uncritical, non-evaluative process of generating associated ideas
Charts that represent information using a series of vertical or horizontal bars
A method of informing that explains something by focusing on how it is similar and different from other things
A speech that ahs a goal to influence the beliefs or behaviors of audience members
Words, phrases, or sentences that show the relationship between or bridge ideas
Complete sentence representations of the main ideas used in your thesis statement
Emphasizes when the main points provide proof supporting the thesis statement
The level of trust that an audience has or will have in the speaker
“we”, “us”, “our” pronouns that refer directly to members of the audience
A chart that compares information
Illuminate a point by showing similarities
A fallacy that occurs when one attacks the person making the argument rather than the argument itself
Thinking that occurs when we contemplate something from a variety of different perspectives
Knowing the basics about a topic but still not having an opinion about it
Adapting the information in the speech so that audience members view it as important
The process of conducting your own study to acquire information for your speech
Main point statements that summarize several related pieces of evidence and show why you should believe or do something
An informative presentation that provides carefully researched, in-depth knowledge about a complex topic
Use symbols and connecting lines to diagram the progressions through a complicated process
A word that is a direct opposition
A method of informing that explains something by showing how something is done, by displaying the stages of a process, or by depicting how something works
The unethical act of representing a published author’s work as your own
Information that is new to audience members
An organization that combines the problem solution pattern with explicit appeals designed to motivate the audience to act. The five steps of the motivated sequence are: attention,
A questionnaire designed to gather information from people
Getting attention, stating the thesis, establishing your credibility, setting a tone, creating a bond of goodwill
Specific instances that illustrate or explain a general factual statement
Questions phrased to stimulate a mental response rather than an actual spoken response on the part of the audience
Describes the behavior you want your listeners to follow after they have heard your arguments
A person who has mastered a specific subject, usually through long-term study
Highlight differences
Organizing the main points by a chronological sequence, or by the steps in a process
The process of selecting and arranging the main ideas and supporting material to be presented in the speech in a manner that makes it easy fort the audience to understand
The process of customizing our speech material to your audience
An organization that provides a framework for clarifying the nature of the problem and for illustrating why a given proposal is the best one.
A form of speech development that allows the audience to see as well as to hear information
Charts that help audiences visualize the relationships among parts of a single unit
A declarative sentence that clearly indicates the speaker’s position on the topic
Showing care about the audience by acknowledging feedback from the audience, especially subtle negative cues
Forces acting on or within an organism to initiate and direct behavior
Graphic representation that present information in easily interpreted formats
A large pad of paper mounted on an easel. It can be an effective method for presenting visual aids
Using information in a way that yields different or original ideas and insights
Showing how information is useful now or in the near future
A system of improving memory by using formulas
A single statement of the exact response the speaker wants from the audience
Magazines and journals that appear at fixed intervals
A sentence representation of the hierarchical and sequential relationships between the ideas presented in a speech
Used to preview, review, or highlight important ideas covered in a speech
The background, knowledge, attitudes, experiences, and philosophies that are shared by audience members and the speaker
Charts that indicate changes in one or more variables over time
The study of the intended audience for your speech
Startling statement, rhetorical questions, personal reference, quotation, stories
Predispositions for or against a topic, usually expressed as an opinion
The process of locating information about your topic that has been discovered by other people
Presenting information in a frame of reference that is familiar to the audience
A fallacy that presents a generalization that is either not supported with evidence or is supported with only weak evidence
A method of informing that explains something by identifying its meaning
The intent of the speech
A straight forward organization in which you present the best-supported reasons you can find
The process of proving conclusions you have drawn form reasons and evidence
A three-dimensional representation of an idea you are communicating
Having no opinion because one is uninterested to a topic
Support a claim by providing one or more individual examples
An indirect organization that first seeks audience agreement on criteria that should be considered when they evaluate a particular proposition and then shows how the proposition sa
A speech that has a goal to explain or describe facts, truths, and principles in a way that increases understanding
The occasion and location for your speech
A sentence that identifies the topic of your speech and the main ideas you will present
Words formed from the first letter of a series of words
A relationship to personal space
The informative method used to create an accurate, vivid, verbal picture of an object, geographic feature, setting or image
Organizing the main points of the speech by categories or divisions of a subject
A reward promised if a particular action is taken or goal reached
A broad area of knowledge
How well you convince your audience that your are qualified to speak on a topic
Interpretations and judgments made by authorities in a particular subject area
Wording in more than one sentence that follows the same structural pattern, often using the same introductory words
Both character and apparent motives for speaking
The extent to which you project an agreeable or pleasing personality
Not knowing enough about a topic to have formed an opinion
Brief, often amusing stories
Accounts, personal experiences, tales, or lengthier stories
A fallacy that occurs when the alleged cause fails to be related to, or to produce the effect: “The black cat crossing the street brought me bad luck, so I had an accident.”
The audience perception that the speaker understands empathizes with and is responsive to them
A method of informing that explains something by recounting events

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