Chapter 4 Developing and Researching Your Speech Parts

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Chapter 4 Developing and Researching Your Speech Parts

  1. 1. Developing Your4 Purpose and Topic
  2. 2. General Purpose The speaker’s overall objective • To inform • To persuade • To entertain
  3. 3. Determining Your General Purpose Speaking to inform Speaking to persuade Speaking to entertain Keeping your general purpose in mind
  4. 4. Brainstorming for Possible Topics Brainstorming – a free-form way of generating ideas without evaluating them
  5. 5. Evaluating and Selecting Topic Ideas Consider your own interests Consider the audience Consider resource availability Consider time Consider the setting and speaking event
  6. 6. Identifying Your Speech Purpose Specific purpose – what you want to achieve in your speech
  7. 7. General Purpose, Topic, & Specific Purpose
  8. 8. Phrasing Your Thesis Thesis – summarizes your plan for achieving the specific purpose; a single descriptive sentence that captures the essence or central idea of a speech
  9. 9. Building Your Working Outline An outline that guides you during the initial stages of topic development, helping to keep you focused on your general purpose and clarify your specific purpose
  10. 10. Building Your Working Outline Cont. Brainstorming for topic development Grouping ides to select main points Writing the thesis
  11. 11. Types of Outlines
  12. 12. IntroductionIntro Greeting Name Attention Getter Thesis
  13. 13. Major Speech PartsIntroduction Arouse the audience members’ attention with a quotation, question or short story Introduce yourself (First & Last Name) Greeting Clearly state the thesis at the end of the introduction
  14. 14. Body• Use Transitions• Focus on Detail• Create additional Attention Getters• Give examples• Make Audience feel like they are a part of your discussion
  15. 15. Conclusion• Restate the thesis• Leave Audience with something to think about/attention getter• Say Thank You• Discuss Objects (one minute or less)• Prepare Demonstration(30 seconds or less)• Answer questions
  16. 16. Relevant Websites Developing your thesis Framing a thesis statement

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