Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience


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The difference between the main idea and main points is:

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1. LaToya is preparing a speech on the history of space flight. Which method of organization would lend itself well to her topic?

2. Which is an example of a causal relationship?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these assessment tools to test your understanding of organizing a speech. Topics covered include differentiating between a main idea and a main point and a particular type of speech organization.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Differentiating between 'main idea' and 'main point'
  • Using timelines in speeches
  • Illustration of a causal relationship
  • Transitions in a speech

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related communications lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as main idea and main point
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a causal relationship

Additional Learning

To learn more about public speaking, review the accompanying lesson titled Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience. The lesson meets the following objectives:

  • Describe speech organization
  • Know the significance of main ideas, main points, and supporting materials when organizing your speech
  • List five methods of organizing your speech as related in the lesson
  • Understand the importance of organizing your speech