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Chapter 4 Developing and researching your speech parts



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  • 1. Developing Your4 Purpose and Topic
  • 2. General Purpose The speaker’s overall objective • To inform • To persuade • To entertain
  • 3. Determining Your General Purpose Speaking to inform Speaking to persuade Speaking to entertain Keeping your general purpose in mind
  • 4. Brainstorming for Possible Topics Brainstorming – a free-form way of generating ideas without evaluating them
  • 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. Identifying Your Speech Purpose Specific purpose – what you want to achieve in your speech What message do you want the audience to receive from your standpoint
  • 7. General Purpose, Topic, & Specific Purpose
  • 8. Phrasing Your Thesis/ Stand Point Thesis – summarizes your plan for achieving the specific purpose; a single descriptive sentence that captures the essence or central idea of a speech Stand point—a physical or mental position from which viewpoints are viewed
  • 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. Building Your Working Outline Cont.Brainstorming for topic developmentGrouping ideas to select main pointsWriting the thesis/standpoint
  • 11. Types of Outlines
  • 12. IntroductionIntro Greeting Name Attention Getter Standpoint
  • 13. Major Speech Parts IntroductionArouse the audience members’ attention with aquotation, question or short storyIntroduce both names (full names)GreetingsClearly state the standpoint at the end of the introduction
  • 14. Body of A Persuasive Speech• Transition into the main point of the discussion• Focus on Detail/Supporting Research/Statistics/data• Attention Getters• Give examples to build on argument/ view point• Create a writing style that is conversational• Make Audience feel like they are a part of your discussion
  • 15. The Conclusion of A Persuasive SpeechRestate the standpointLeave the audience something to thinkabout/finding/supporting materials/data
  • 16. Relevant Websites Developing your thesis Framing a thesis statement