Ch 7: Outlining The Speech

About This Chapter

Watch online video lessons to learn about speaking and preparation outlines as well as the components of a speech's intro, body and conclusion. Each lesson is accompanied by a short multiple-choice quiz you can use to check your understanding of these speech topics.

Outlining the Speech - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Let our instructors show you how organizational patterns can be used to develop a preparation outline that orders your speech's components and drives home your thesis. If you're nervous about delivering your speech, lessons also discuss formats for shorter speaking outlines you can use to recall each of your points and subpoints. This chapter is designed to teach you how to do the following:

  • Write a preparation and speaking outline
  • Develop an intro to grab the audience's attention
  • Organize the main points of your speech's body
  • Utilize the conclusion to provide a sense of closure

Video Objectives
Preparation & Speaking Outlines: Differences & Importance Explore the purposes of a preparation outline and a speaking outline.
Outlining a Speech: Standard Form & Organization Pattern Demonstrate standard outline form. Explain how organizational patterns can be used to outline a speech.
The Importance of Introductions & Conclusions for Speeches Discover why introductions and conclusions are important to the overall success of a speech.
Speech Introductions: Role & Components List an introduction's components. Explore their uses to get the reader's attention, reveal the topic, establish credibility and goodwill, provide thesis and purpose statements and preview main points.
Grabbing the Audience's Attention: Methods & Tips Discuss the importance of gaining the audience's attention. Identify several common attention-getters.
Developing the Body of a Speech: Outline & Principles Learn how to develop the body of a speech using main points and subpoints. Follow steps for creating a preparation outline that uses proper principles of subordination and coordination.
Speech Conclusions: Role & Components Explore the conclusion's role in reinforcing the central idea, providing a sense of closure and offering listeners a takeaway.
Effective Transitions in a Speech: Creation & Importance Find out how transitions can be used to develop a smooth connection between your speech's introduction, body and conclusion.

9 Lessons in Chapter 7: Outlining The Speech
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.

Required Assignments Reminder

9. Required Assignments Reminder

Sorry for the interruption to your course progress! We wanted to make sure you knew this course has a written assignment requirement in order to be completed. Read on to learn where to find these assignments and how to submit them.

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