Speech Organization <ul><li>Linear Sequence best in America </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative or story better used for support o...
Outline <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attention getter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thesis </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Introduction <ul><li>Attention Getting Beginning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write last—put first </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use...
Introduction <ul><li>Thesis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tells in one sentence the entire message </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writ...
Introduction <ul><li>Preview  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes called a forecast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes calle...
Body <ul><li>Transitions or signposts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Link ideas in the speech together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>G...
Body <ul><li>Main points </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always state main points clearly and directly as complete sentences. </li><...
Body <ul><li>Supporting information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information that supports the main idea which you have already d...
Where to get support: VIP <ul><li>Virtual research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet </l...
Conclusion <ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quickly review all the main points in the speech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Conclusion <ul><li>Final thought </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Restate the thesis clearly and directly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
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Speech organization

  1. 1. Speech Organization <ul><li>Linear Sequence best in America </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative or story better used for support only </li></ul>
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attention getter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thesis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preview </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Body </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Signposts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Main points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting Information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final Thought </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Attention Getting Beginning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write last—put first </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use story, statistic, question, or quotation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Always related to your topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid disclaimers </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction <ul><li>Thesis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tells in one sentence the entire message </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Written as a simple direct sentence </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Introduction <ul><li>Preview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes called a forecast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes called a roadmap </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tells the audience the main ideas that are going to be covered in the speech </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Body <ul><li>Transitions or signposts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Link ideas in the speech together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives the audience a verbal signal about were in the content of the speech the main point is located </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common signposts—First, Next, Last—First, Second, Third, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try to avoid generic signposts such as “Now” or “Also” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transition between main points </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Body <ul><li>Main points </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always state main points clearly and directly as complete sentences. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Between 2 and 5 main points are the most an audience can handle. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sub-points are okay. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stories and statistics are never main points but are supporting information. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Body <ul><li>Supporting information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information that supports the main idea which you have already directly stated in the body of the speech. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quotations </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Where to get support: VIP <ul><li>Virtual research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People you know </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experts in the subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference experts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Physical sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines & periodicals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ILL—Inter-Library Loan </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quickly review all the main points in the speech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parallel the preview </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Conclusion <ul><li>Final thought </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Restate the thesis clearly and directly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask the audience for immediate action </li></ul></ul>

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