1. The fear of speaking before an audience, commonly known as “stage fright,” is also known as communication apprehension.

2. The first step in learning to relax is admitting that you’re nervous.

3. To give a good speech, you should start strong and end strong.

4. Statistics are numerically formulated facts used to describe observations of size or frequency.

5. Facts, examples, statistics, and definitions are all types of supporting materials.

6. Three types of anecdotes are personal, third person, and fictional story.

7. Most speeches contain between two and five main ideas.

8. Three ways to organize your speech are chronologically, topically, and cause and effect.

9. An attention-getter makes the audience want to listen to what’s coming up next.

10. A rhetorical question is a question for which no answer is expected.

11. Three good ways to create a sense of rhythm are repetition, parallel wording, and antithesis.

12. The rate is the speed at which a person speaks.

13. The conclusion of your speech draws together everything that has been said and indicates what the audience should do or believe as a result.

14. What are the four items contained in a complete introduction?

A complete introduction contains an attention-getter, a statement of purpose, a statement of rationale or statement of relevance, and a preview of the body of the speech.

15. What are the four things you should do in a conclusion?

The four things you should do in your conclusion are summarize your main points, restate your purpose, call your audience to action, and round off.

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