About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Organizing the Speech chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Main ideas and main points||Speech purposes, speech structure, brainstorming and organizational techniques|
|Tuesday||Types of supporting ideas||Examples, definitions, comparisons, contrasts, statistics, testimony|
|Wednesday||Organizational patterns for informative speeches||Chronological order, spatial organization, cause and effect|
|Thursday||Organizational patterns for persuasive speeches||Problem/solution order, the motivated sequence method|
|Friday||Tips for integrating supporting materials||Verbal and non-verbal transitions, previews, summaries|
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. Developing & Selecting the Main Ideas of a Speech
The objective of a good speech is to persuade, inform or entertain an audience. To accomplish this, one must have a specific purpose for the speech. This is the main idea or thesis statement and it must be prevalent throughout the speech.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. How to Work Supporting Materials into Your Speech
A good speech should include supporting materials from secondary sources to back up claims made within the speech. They add credibility and also provide the audience with a way to research more about the topic.
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Other chapters within the Public Speaking Syllabus Resource & Lesson Plans course
- Introduction to Public Speaking Lesson Plans
- Analyzing The Audience Lesson Plans
- Listening and Feedback Lesson Plans
- Topic, Purpose, and Thesis of a Speech Lesson Plans
- Researching the Speech Lesson Plans
- Outlining The Speech Lesson Plans
- Language and Style Lesson Plans
- Speech Delivery Lesson Plans
- Using Visual Supports Lesson Plans
- Types of Speeches Lesson Plans
- Reasoning and Rhetorical Proof Lesson Plans
- Speech Evaluation Lesson Plans
- Preparing For an Impromptu Speech Lesson Plans