Chapter 4 Developing and researching your speech parts

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Chapter 4 Developing and researching your speech parts

  1. 1. Developing Your4 Purpose and Topic
  2. 2. General Purpose The speaker’s overall objective • To inform • To persuade • To entertain
  3. 3. Determining Your General Purpose Speaking to inform Speaking to persuade Speaking to entertain Keeping your general purpose in mind
  4. 4. Brainstorming for Possible Topics Brainstorming – a free-form way of generating ideas without evaluating them
  5. 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. 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. 7. General Purpose, Topic, & Specific Purpose
  8. 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. 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. 10. Building Your Working Outline Cont.Brainstorming for topic developmentGrouping ideas to select main pointsWriting the thesis/standpoint
  11. 11. Types of Outlines
  12. 12. IntroductionIntro Greeting Name Attention Getter Standpoint
  13. 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. 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. 15. The Conclusion of A Persuasive SpeechRestate the standpointLeave the audience something to thinkabout/finding/supporting materials/data
  16. 16. Relevant Websites Developing your thesis Framing a thesis statement

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