Ch 7: Outlining The Speech: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Outlining the Speech chapter of this Public Speaking Help and Review course is the simplest way to learn how to outline a speech. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of outlining the speech.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help understanding college public speaking material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding how to attract the audience's attention or make effective transitions during a speech.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about outlining a speech.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra public speaking resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Outlining the Speech chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Outlining the Speech chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • How is a preparation outline different from a speech outline?
  • What is the standard form for outlining a speech?
  • What basic parts are found in the introduction, body and conclusion of a speech?
  • How do the concepts of coordination and subordination work in the body of a speech?
  • How do transitions promote unity among the various parts of a speech?

8 Lessons in Chapter 7: Outlining The Speech: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Preparation & Speaking Outlines: Differences & Importance

1. 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.

Outlining a Speech: Standard Form & Organization Pattern

2. Outlining a Speech: Standard Form & Organization Pattern

Sometimes understanding how to outline a speech can be one of the more difficult and confusing parts of speech construction. In this lesson, you will learn about the formatting and components of a speech.

The Importance of Introductions & Conclusions for Speeches

3. The Importance of Introductions & Conclusions for Speeches

You may think that after writing your main points it's okay to just throw together an introduction and a conclusion. Not true! In this lesson, you will learn about the role and importance of writing a strong introduction and conclusion.

Speech Introductions: Role & Components

4. 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.

Grabbing the Audience's Attention: Methods & Tips

5. Grabbing the Audience's Attention: Methods & Tips

Attention getting devices are a good way to start your speech, capture the audience's attention, and give a good first impression. This lesson discusses the different types of attention getting devices.

Developing the Body of a Speech: Outline & Principles

6. 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

7. 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.

Effective Transitions in a Speech: Creation & Importance

8. Effective Transitions in a Speech: Creation & Importance

An important, yet often overlooked, component of a speech is the transition sentences that move the speaker from one point to the next. Learn how to create these sentences.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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