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Students will review:
In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- Why is the organization of a speech important to the audience and speaker?
- What are some structural templates for organizing the main ideas of a persuasive speech?
- How is an informative speech organized?
- How much supportive material should be used in a speech?
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. Learn the importance of organizing your speech for both speakers and audience, and explore some methods to do it.
2. Developing & Selecting the Main Ideas of a Speech
Developing and selecting the main ideas of a speech involves establishing the purpose of the speech and brainstorming ideas. Explore how to find the purpose, create structure, and use the main points effectively.
3. Supporting Ideas of a Speech: Development, Selection and Characteristics
Supporting ideas often make up the 'meat' of a speech to supplement the main thesis. Learn how to create, select, and use supporting ideas by understanding the development and characteristics of effective examples.
4. Patterns of Organization for Informative Speeches
Informative speeches are speeches used to inform an audience about a topic. Read this lesson and discover how to create a speech and organize it using various methods, including chronological order, problem-solution, and topic.
5. Patterns of Organization for Persuasive Speeches
When giving a persuasive speech, there are a few different types of organizational patterns that most people use. In this lesson, dive into what persuasive speeches are, the outlines that organize persuasive speeches, problem/solution order, and Monroe's motivated sequence method.
6. How to Work Supporting Materials into Your Speech
Working supporting materials into your public speeches will help you with the communication of your points. Understand the importance, types and steps of using supporting materials, and explore what signposts are.
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Other chapters within the Public Speaking 101: Help and Review course
- Introduction to Public Speaking: Help and Review
- Analyzing Your Audience: Help and Review
- Listening and Feedback: Help and Review
- Speech Topic, Purpose & Thesis: Help & Review
- Researching the Speech: Help and Review
- Outlining The Speech: Help and Review
- Language and Style: Help and Review
- Speech Delivery: Help and Review
- Selecting and Incorporating Visual Supports: Help and Review
- Types of Speeches: Help and Review
- Reasoning and Rhetorical Proof: Help and Review
- Speech Evaluation: Help and Review
- Preparing For an Impromptu Speech: Help and Review