Public Speaking Course:
Glossary A-E Glossary F-J Glossary
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
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.