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Speech Organization - Chapter Summary
Organizing information into a well thought-out speech is a vital component of keeping an audience hooked. Moving ahead too quickly, jumping back and forth or going off on tangents can cause problems at the podium and may risk alienating some members of the audience completely. By developing an outline and establishing a beginning, middle and end, a speech can be memorable for the right reasons. The videos included in this chapter teach the following:
- How to create a great introduction
- Where to insert supporting ideas
- How to wrap up a speech
- What the different purposes of a speech are
- How to organize persuasive vs. informative speeches
|Choosing an Appropriate Speech Topic: Steps & Characteristics||Learn to generate ideas for a speech.|
|The Importance of Introductions & Conclusions for Speeches||Find out about the components to begin and end a solid speech.|
|Speech Introductions: Role & Components||See how to write an introduction that grabs the attention of your audience.|
|Developing & Selecting the Main Ideas of a Speech||Discover how to establish the core of a speech.|
|Supporting Ideas of a Speech: Development, Selection and Characteristics||Learn ways to strengthen your main ideas and add credibility.|
|Developing the Body of a Speech: Outline & Principles||Examine how to outline a speech.|
|Speech Conclusions: Role & Components||Learn about the importance of a strong conclusion in a speech.|
|Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience||Explore reasons why organization matters in a planning a speech.|
|Patterns of Organization for Informative Speeches||Learn how to give information during a speech.|
|Patterns of Organization for Persuasive Speeches||See how to use patterns of organization in a speech designed to persuade an audience.|
1. Choosing an Appropriate Speech Topic: Steps & Characteristics
In this lesson, learn tips and tricks for generating ideas for a speech. We'll explore how to select an appropriate topic and the methods of finding a good topic for your speech.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
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.
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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
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