Public Speaking Course:
Check out these definitions from my public speaking course, to help
you better understand some of the terminology.
Upstage: The area of the stage farthest from the audience. Also to steal the focus of the audience from the intended main performer.
Venue: See Site.
View-graph: Alternate name for overhead transparency.
Wings: Extreme sides of the stage normally hidden from the audience by curtains or walls.
Wireless microphone: See Cordless microphone.
Whisper: Attention-gaining device where presenter speaks with extremely low volume to one audience member.
Workshop: An educational session lasting from one
hour to many days.
ZZZs: The sound of dozing, or dozzzing, during a speech,
not allowed by a "Wake 'Em Up" speaker.
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