BPS Chapter 8

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BPS Chapter 8
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Basic Public Speaking Chapter 8 Vocab
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  1. examples, narrative, testimony, facts, and statistics that support the speech thesis and form the speech
    Supporting Material
  2. an illustration whose purpose is to aid understanding by making ideas, items, or events more concrete and by clarifying and amplifying meaning
    Example
  3. firsthand findings, eyewitness accounts, and opinions by people, both lay (nonexpert) and expert
    Testimony
  4. documented occurenced, including actual events, dates, times, places, and people involved
    Facts
  5. a brief story of an interesting, humorous, or real-life incident that links back to the speaker's theme
    anecdote
  6. quantified evidence; data that measure the size or magnitude of something, deonstrate trends, or show relationships with the purpose of summarizing information, demonstrating proof, and making points memorable
    Statistics
  7. a type of average that represents the center-most score in a distribution; the point above and below which 50 percent of the scores fall
    Median
  8. selectively presenting only those facts and statistics that buttress one's point of view while ignoring competing data
    Cherry-Picking
  9. a story based on personal experiences or imaginary incidents
    narrative

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