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Glossary U-Z

Glossary A-E      Glossary F-J      Glossary K-O       Glossary P-T  

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.
Usually includes hands-on practice in the particular skills being taught.

ZZZs: The sound of dozing, or dozzzing, during a speech, not allowed by a "Wake 'Em Up" speaker.

 
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