Supporting Materials Provide the substance of your speeches – the “stuff” that holds together, illustrates, clarifies, and provides evidence of your ideas
Types of Supporting Materials
NarrativesThe practice or art of telling storiesEffective storytelling involves creating asense of drama, developing compellingcharacters, and using language to transportaudience members’ imagination into thenarrative
Narratives Your own stories—stories about “you” Others’ stories—stories about “others”
NarrativeSome days it feels like life is at a standstill. No matter howhard I try to move forward and make those dreams cometrue it still feels like I am stuck in the same place I was theyear before. Hello, I’m Dina Ray, a Caucasian American.Alicia Keys, whose ethnic background consist of Italian,Scottish, Irish and African American, wrote a poem thatsums up those times in life where things seem to stand still.Although, we have had completely different life experiencesand do not share a similar ethnic background, we haveshared a similar state of mind. The poem is called “ConstantEvolution of Going Nowhere”.
NarrativeGood evening, my name is Janet Smith. My cultural backgroundis Italian and Irish, so during my search to find a poet whoseethnicity differs from my own, I was met with a vast array ofoptions to choose from. Have you ever felt like you were led tofind something by a Higher Power? While researching poetry forour assignment, I stumbled across a biographical excerpt for FayeDiane Kilday who explains herself to be an angel-inspired poet.Instantly intrigued by the self-imposed title, I was eager to readthe work of this imaginative New Zealander. Although individualfaiths may differ, I believe their inspirational messages arecapable of transcending all religious and cultural barriers. I foundher insightful words to be both refreshing and comforting. I havechosen a heartwarming poem entitled Do You Hear the AngelSpeaking to share with you all today. I hope you enjoy it.