Speech Introductions: Role & Components


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Which component of the introduction is a statement that informs the audience what the speech is about?

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1. Establishing goodwill with your audience in your introduction is particularly important in which type of speech?

2. Which component of an introduction is a one sentence statement that summarizes the entire speech?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The introduction of a speech can be critical to its success, and this quiz and worksheet will help you track how much you understand about the role and components of speech introductions. You'll need to know specific topics like the components of an introduction in a speech and how to identify said components in a given example.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These study guidelines will help you to:

  • Identify the introductory component which expresses the topic of a speech
  • Determine the component in an introduction which demonstrates credentials of a topic
  • Understand when it's appropriate to establish 'goodwill' with the audience
  • Name a single sentence statement that summarizes a speech
  • Be able to pick out something that is missing from a given introduction

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will help you to determine the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the role and components of speech introductions
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the contents of a speech in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how to relate to an audience and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the possession of specific credentials when addressing a certain topic

Additional Learning

If you want to read more about speech introductions, then make use of this lesson which is here for your benefit. The lesson is called Speech Introductions: Role & Components, and it covers the following study objectives:

  • Understand the proper role of an introduction in a speech
  • Realize how to grab an audience's attention
  • Define topic reveal
  • Be able to determine a thesis statement