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Speech preparation

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COMM 101 Session 2 ppt

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Speech preparation

  1. 1. “Communicationworks for those whowork at it.” 8/29/2012- John Powell Speech Preparation 1 Footer Text
  2. 2. 2 8/29/2012Agenda Today  Speech Topic Discussion  Introduction Speeches  Review Assignments due Sunday night Next Class  Listening  Research & Sources  Speaking order selection Footer Text
  3. 3. Communication works for those who work at it.- John Powell Speech Preparation
  4. 4. 4 8/29/2012Keys to Success Choose something you are excited or passionate about Don’t simply select a topic based on prior research Avoid topics that are too broad Avoid topics that are too specific Footer Text
  5. 5. 5 8/29/2012A Topic in Four Steps Generate ideas  Hobbies, interests, current events, something you want the audience to know about Background information  Google, library, experts you know Narrow to 2 or 3 that meet the requirements Write a topic statement Footer Text
  6. 6. 6 8/29/2012Topic Statement What do you want the audience to know? Is there adequate information available from credible sources? Why is this topic important? What is the best speech pattern to use with this topic? How will you relate this to your audience? Footer Text
  7. 7. Final Thoughts Above all else, choose something you are interested in sharing with others Your interest will translate into others’ interest Your interest will give you a confidence boost by shifting focus You will care more about relaying the message to your audience than self- image
  8. 8.  Introduction “speech”  1-2 minutes 1. Start by getting our attention:  Share your favorite quote or an interesting and unique fact about yourself 2. Tell us your biggest fear regarding this class 3. Tell us about the last time you had to speak in public 4. Tell us about yourself:  What was life like for you growing up?  What’s your life like now?  What do you see yourself doing 5 years from now? 5. Wrap up by tying everything back to whatever you said first
  9. 9. 9 8/29/2012Things to Remember Topic assignment due Sunday Quiz due Sunday No class on Monday next week Have a great weekend! Footer Text

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