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Public Speaking Definitions

1. Define (a) line graph, (b), pie graph, (c) bar graph and (d) pictogram.

2. Define rhythm.

3. Define concrete words.

4. Define (a) analogy, (b) contrast, (c) metaphor and (d) simile.

5. What are some guidelines for using language effectively?

6. Define (a) assonance, (b) anaphora, and (c) alliteration.

7. What does good speech delivery require?

8. Define the following nonverbal communications or body language seen during a speech: (a) vocal projection, (b) movement, (c) gestures and (D) eye contact.

9. Define (a) articulation, (b) vocalized pausing and (c) pronunciation.

10. Define (a) repetition, (b) parallelism, (c) poetry, and (d) alliteration.

11. Define denotative meaning.

12. What are some things that researchers in nonverbal communication have found?

13. Define (a) volume, (b) rate, (c) pitch, and (d) vocabulary.

14. Define (a) vocal credibility, (b) vocal pronunciation, and (c) vocal variety.

15. Define the following types of language: (a) abstract, (b) specific, (c) concrete, and (d) tangible.

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1. Define (a) line graph, (b), pie graph, (c) bar graph and (d) pictogram.

pie graph - A graph that highlights segments of a circle to show simple distribution patterns.
line graph - A graph that uses one or more lines to show changes in statistics over time or space.
bar graph - A graph that uses vertical or horizontal bars to show comparisons among two or more items.
pictogram - also called a pictogramme or pictograph, is an ideogram that conveys its meaning through its pictorial resemblance to a physical object.

2. Define rhythm.

rhythm - The pattern of sound in a speech created by the choice and arrangement of words.

3. Define concrete words.

concrete words - Words that refer to tangible objects.

4. Define (a) analogy, (b) contrast, (c) metaphor and (d) simile.

analogy - A comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification.
contrast - The state of being strikingly different from something else, typically something in juxtaposition or close association
metaphor - An implicit comparison, not introduced with the word "like" or "as," between two things that are essentially different yet have something in common.
simile - An explicit comparison, introduced with the word "like" or "as," between things that are essentially different yet have something in common.

5. What are some guidelines for using language effectively?

Your use of language has a direct influence on the way that you engage your audience. The most important point here is to make sure that you are talking accurately and appropriately to them and on their level. As well, you want to avoid speaking to ...

Solution Summary

The expert examines the public speaking definitions. Some guidelines for using language effectively are provided.

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