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Ch 11: MTEL Speech: Organizing Your Speech

About This Chapter

This chapter can help you learn how to effectively organize your speech. Having a firm grasp on the various facets of speech development will help you on the MTEL Speech exam's relevant items.

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.

8 Lessons in Chapter 11: MTEL Speech: Organizing Your Speech
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Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience

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.

Supporting Ideas of a Speech: Development, Selection and Characteristics

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.

Patterns of Organization for Informative Speeches

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.

Patterns of Organization for Persuasive Speeches

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.

Preparation & Speaking Outlines: Differences & Importance

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.

Speech Introductions: Role & Components

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.

Developing the Body of a Speech: Outline & Principles

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.

Speech Conclusions: Role & Components

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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