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### Ch 7 supporting_your_ideas

1. 1. Ch 7: Supporting Your Ideas<br />
2. 2. 1. Examples<br />Brief (use to illustrate a point)<br />Extended (use to engage listeners)<br /> *view Olympic Spirit<br />Hypothetical (brief and realistic)<br /> *view College Cheating<br />
3. 3. When do I use an example?<br />To clarify<br />To reinforce your ideas<br />To personalize<br /> *view Coming Home: the other side of war<br />*tip: make your examples vivid, detailed, specific<br />*practice delivery to fine tune the approach (Slower here? Louder here?...what works?)<br />
4. 4. 2. Statistics<br />Be sure the stats are representative (Do they actually represent the population or issue they are being used to discuss?)<br />Be sure the stats are from a reliable source<br />
5. 5. Use statistical measures correctly:<br />mean: the average of a group of numbers<br />median: the middle number when numbers are arranged highest to lowest<br />mode: the number occurring most frequently in a group of numbers<br />
6. 6. When do I use a statistic?<br />To clarify or strengthen your point<br />To show seriousness of an issue *view Rainforests<br />To quantify your ideas<br />* Use statistics sparingly <br />* Identify the sources of the stats in the speech<br />* Explain your statistics<br />* Round off complicated stats<br />* Use visual aids to show trends<br /> *view The Economics of Native American...<br />
7. 7. 3. Testimony<br />Expert or peer<br />Direct quotations: Testimony presented word-for-word<br /> should be brief, say it best, and be witty, eloquent or compelling. <br />Paraphrasing: restating the ideas in your own words<br /> should be used when a quotation is too complicated or too long<br />
8. 8. Tips for using testimony:<br />Be accurate<br />Use qualified sources<br />Use unbiased sources<br />Identify the people you quote or paraphrase:<br />-book, magazine or web document name<br />-author or sponsoring organization<br />-author’s qualifications<br />-date of publication, posting, or updating<br /> *view Bursting the Antibacterial Bubble<br />