Public Speaking Glossary Exercise

8 Feb

Here are the core concepts which are important to the class.

  • Story/Narrative
  • Metaphor
  • Contrast/Juxtaposition
  • Criteria/decision making model/decision calculus
  • WIFM/Hook
  • Audience Analysis
  • Social proof
  • Argument analysis/Warrant
  • Memory
  • Framing
  • Alliteration
  • Hyperbole
  • Parallelism
  • Repetition
  • Meaning, Purpose, Focus

Logic and Persuasion

  • Appeal to Novelty
  • Appeal to Popularity
  • Straw person
  • Fallacy of composition/division
  • Hasty generalization
  • Naturalistic Fallacy (Is vs. Ought)
  • False Dilemma
  • Slippery Slope
  • (personal exploration of logical fallacies)

Parts of a Speech

  • Introduction
  • Conclusion
  • Thesis
  • Transition
  • Types of proof

Business Terms

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Return on investment (ROI)
  • Organizational Dynamics/Stakeholders
  • Personal and business ethics
  • Life/work balance
  • Knowledge management
  • Knowledge worker

Areas of Communication

  • Non-verbal Communication
  • Visual Communication
  • Written vs. Oral Communication
  • Howard Garner

(note: the relevant advanced research, online public speaking resources, design concepts, and cultural trends are not all covered here)

For more public speaking terms check out American Rhetoric.


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