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    • Building Your Speech Yes, You Can!
    • The Speech to Inform—Your First Speech
      • Your demonstration speech topic is your choice.
      • The demonstration speech is still an informative speech.
      This is not you!
    • How Do I Choose A Topic For My Speech?
      • What do you already know about?
      • What are you interested in?
      • What do you have an opinion about?
      • What have you been wanting to investigate?
      • What would your friends want to hear?
      • What have you or are you working on for another course?
    • How Do I Know That My Topic Will Work?
      • Is it appropriate?
      • Is it overdone?
      • Will it enrich the lives of my listeners?
      • Do I CARE about the topic?
      • Does the topic fit into the time limit?
      • Can I develop responsible knowledge for this topic?
      Your instructor is always here to help!!!!
    • So How Do I Inform The People?
      • Don’t overload them with too much information—ONE aspect of ONE topic!
      • Organize, organize, organize. Did I forget to mention organize?
      • Begin with familiarities.
      • Be VIVID with your language.
    • Step 1: Consider Your General Purpose
      • Are you informing or persuading?
      • When the general purpose is to inform, speakers act as teachers.
      • Their goal is to communicate information clearly, accurately, and interestingly.
      • They seek to enhance the knowledge and understanding of their listeners.
    • Step 1: Consider Your General Purpose
      • When the general purpose is to persuade, speakers act as advocates.
      • Their goal is to change the attitudes or actions of their audience.
      • They seek to get their listeners to believe something or to do something.
    • Step 2: Develop Your Thesis Statement
      • Your Thesis Statement:
      • Should be an infinitive phrase, not a fragment.
      • Should be phrased as a statement only.
      • Should avoid figurative language.
      • Should not contain two or more unrelated ideas.
      • Should not be too vague or general.
    • Step 2: Develop Your Thesis Statement
      • Does the thesis statement meet the assignment?
      • Can this thesis statement be accomplished effectively in the time allotted?
      • Is the thesis statement relevant to the audience?
      • Is the thesis statement too technical or trivial?
    • What’s Wrong With These Thesis Statements?
      • To inform my audience how to make perfect popcorn every time.
      • To inform my audience about the growth of credit card fraud and methods of sound financial planning.
      • What is obsessive/compulsive disorder?
      • To inform my audience why square grooves are superior to U-shaped grooves on golf clubs.
      • Donate blood.
    • Remember…
      • After you deliver your attention-grabbing introduction, your next statement always is…
      • “ Today, I’m going to inform/tell/share…”
      I’ll be listening for the thesis statement in every one of your speeches! Don’t forget!
    • Step 3: Your Mapping Statement
      • Your mapping statement is an “internal preview” of your speech—a brief summary of your main points.
      • Your mapping statement must be a full sentence or sentences.
      • The mapping statement refines and sharpens the thesis statement.
    • Step 3: Your Mapping Statement
      • Once you’ve secured your thesis statement, then think about three very specific main points which will support this topic. For instance:  
      • Thesis statement: “Today I’m going to share information about the endangered spotted owl.”
      • Mapping Statement: “ First, I’m going to tell you
      • about the owl’s heritage, then I’ll share vital
      • statistics about this creature. Finally, I’ll tell you
      • the endangerment status of this species.”
    • Design a mapping statement for the following thesis statements…
      • Thesis statement: “Today I’m going to inform you about how to register for college.”
      • Thesis statement: “Today, I’m going to tell you about athletic programs at Penn State.”
      • Thesis statement: “Today, I’m going to share information about steak houses in Pittsburgh.
    • Consider this…
      • Once you’ve written your thesis statement…
      • Then your mapping statement,
      • The body of your speech is basically outlined!
      You as a speaker—with or without the muscles! 
    • Step 4: Build The Body of Your Speech—Your Preparation Outline
      • Your preparation outline must include the following labeled items:
      • An introduction.
      • A thesis statement.
      • A mapping statement.
      • 3-4 main points, including subpoints, all written in full sentences.
      • I. Introduction/attention grabber
      • II. Thesis Statement
      • III. Mapping Statement
      • IV. Main Point
          • A Sub. Point
            • 1. Additional details about sub. points
          • B Sub. Point
            • 1. Additional details about sub. Points
      • V. Main Point
      • VI. Main Point
      • VII. Closing Statement