public speaking

noun
1.
the act of delivering speeches in public.
2.
the art or skill of addressing an audience effectively.

Origin:
1755–65

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public speaking
 
n
the art or practice of making speeches to large audiences
 
public speaker
 
n

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public speaking

the rationale and practice of persuasive public speaking. It is immediate in its audience relationships and reactions, but it may also have broad historical repercussions. The orator may become the voice of political or social history.

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Example sentences
His attention span is short, his public speaking poor.
His mode of public speaking had a touch of the preacher in it.
The purpose of this study is to compare two exposure-based behavioral group
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Ideal candidates will enjoy public speaking and presenting information to the
  community.
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