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MTEL Speech: Organizing Your Speech - Chapter Summary
These lessons serve to explain the significance of speech organization and its many components to aid you in your studies for the MTEL Speech exam. You will be presented with information regarding the following in this chapter:
- Role of supporting ideas in speeches
- Organizational patterns for informative speeches
- Organizing information in persuasive speeches
- Importance of speaking and preparation outlines
- Aspects of speech introductions
- Development of the body of a speech
- Components of speech conclusions
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MTEL Speech: Organizing Your Speech Chapter Objectives
Taking the MTEL Speech exam is a critical step in attaining your license to teach speech courses in Massachusetts. This test, comprised of 100 multiple-choice items and 2 open-response questions, is meant to assess your knowledge of various aspects of speech. A comprehensive understanding of how to organize speeches will benefit you throughout the exam, but specifically with the questions from the public speaking section, which make up 40% of the test.
Additionally, having a good understanding of how to properly organize a speech may benefit you on the open-response portion of the test. This chapter provides an invaluable resource for your MTEL Speech exam prep as its content spans all subareas of the exam.
1. Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience
In speech writing, it is important to keep the information organized, which demonstrates credibility and makes the speech easier to comprehend. It starts with the main idea, the speech body and a compelling conclusion.
2. Supporting Ideas of a Speech: Development, Selection and Characteristics
When used appropriately, supporting ideas will help strengthen your speech and persuade your audience by giving it the depth needed to add clarity and credibility to your claims.
3. Patterns of Organization for Informative Speeches
Informational speeches are designed to inform an audience about a topic. The information should be organized so it is clear, logical and easy to understand and follow. The pattern of organization depends greatly on the information presented.
4. Patterns of Organization for Persuasive Speeches
Organizing information for a persuasive speech will help to convince your audience of your point and keeps information flowing in a logical order. This can be done using a problem/solution order or Monroe's motivated sequence pattern.
5. Preparation & Speaking Outlines: Differences & Importance
In many public speaking classes you will be asked to create a preparation outline and a speaking outline. These outlines are important in the process of speech construction and delivery.
6. Speech Introductions: Role & Components
A speech introduction should give a good first impression, get your audience's attention, establish credibility, and prepare your audience for the content of the speech. In this lesson, you'll learn about the essential components of an introduction.
7. Developing the Body of a Speech: Outline & Principles
Developing the body of a speech can be a time-consuming process and a critical part of outlining. This lesson will help you understand the principles of outlining the body of your speech.
8. Speech Conclusions: Role & Components
The conclusion of your speech is the last thing the audience will hear. Therefore, it is important to understand the role and components of a conclusion.
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Other chapters within the MTEL Speech (44): Practice & Study Guide course
- MTEL Speech: Theories of Rhetoric
- MTEL Speech: Principles of Rhetoric
- MTEL Speech: Principles of Argument & Debate
- MTEL Speech: Understanding Persuasive Communication
- MTEL Speech: Public Argument in Democratic Societies
- MTEL Speech: Public Discourse & Debate in the U.S.
- MTEL Speech: Notable Debates & Speeches in U.S. History
- MTEL Speech: Legalities & Free Speech
- MTEL Speech: Ethical & Legal Communications
- MTEL Speech: Public Speaking
- MTEL Speech: Delivering Effective Speeches
- MTEL Speech: Using Communication Aids for Speeches
- MTEL Speech Flashcards