HANDOUT: Audience Getting Devices Question Audience Rhetorical Question – don’t really want them to answer – just think about. Could you survive, let alone prosper, on $6-$7 dollars an hour? Direct Question – you really do want your audience to answer. How many people have a relative with a disability? Arouse Curiosity Use a Quote – “What we have here is a failure to communicate.” Intrigue Them – Describe something in a very different way. Stimulate Imagination Create a Scene – “Imagine this…” Relive a Memory – “When I was a kid…” Promise Something Beneficial Think infomercial – This could change your life! Amuse the Audience Energize Audience with your Presence Come in confident, calm and focused. Give your words weight.
HANDOUT: Thesis Statement Exercise
HANDOUT: Evaluating Speech Topics
HANDOUT: Evaluating Speech Topics Why can you be considered an expert in the field? Previous Experience Been playing instrument, sport, etc. for many years; job experience, ex. Me. Grew up in the city you are talking about. Done extensive research. Volunteered for the cause.
1 st – Signpost the idea. Should occur in previous section/point. 2 nd – State your main point clearly as first sentence of paragraph. 3 rd – Support this point in following sentences. Explain why you this point is the case. 4 th – Summarize idea and Preview Next Point. Main Point Basics 2-5 Main Points for any Speech. Points must be Mutually Exclusive. Correspond to Thesis. Use Different Organization Patterns. Point Should be Balanced. One sentence or sentence for every point. Today, I will discuss the main functions of both an introduction and a conclusion for a basic public speech. Provides a map for your listeners. Without it difficult to evaluate the rest of your speech. Promise to your audience – Creates expectation. This is what I will talk about. HANDOUT (previous): sample outline
Now…how do ya end this thing? What was that again? Summarize Key Ideas Restate Thesis Statement and summarize your main points Repetition, Repetition, Repetition – solidifies your message in the minds of your audience. Create a cohesive statement about how your main points relate to your thesis statement and goal of speech. Last chance to get them to understand. Now that you know, DO SOMETHING! Activate Audience’s Response Memory Aid – What do you want your audience to walk away and think about? Last Chance for Audience’s Involvement. Tell them what you want them to do with the information you just told them. OK…that’s it! You can GO… Provide Closure for your audience. Circular – refer back to your opening attention getter. I hope you now see why no one can live and prosper on $6-$7 dollars and hour. Support Minimum Wage Increase! Show finality in your words and gestures. Offer closure with declarative statements End with a Bang! – make them leave thinking. If something is not done now, your family, your friends or even you, may be infected next. Can use similar types attention getters as suggested for the introduction.
Attention-Getting Statement of Topic = thesis statement Emphasis on importance of topic Emphasis of speaker credibility – use SOURCES for informative and persuasive speeches Preview – state what you will be telling use Body – tell us what you will be telling us Summary – review what you told us Activation of audience response – more for persuasive speech Closure – don’t just end or say “I’m done”…use some sentence or quote or ending to let us KNOW you are done