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Ch 4: Speech Research & Support

About This Chapter

This chapter will teach you how to properly conduct research to prepare for a speech. Learn about different types of souces, finding supporting materials and citing sources during a speech.

Speech Research & Support - Chapter Summary

Preparing for a big event in need of a speech is not that different from studying for a final exam or a research paper. The speaker has to form outlines, conduct their own research and be sure that all of the facts are straight before formulating an actual speech. The video lessons in this chapter show how to best prepare for a research session to turn a simple speech into a monumental occasion. You can find answers to the following:

  • Why sourcing is important
  • What kind of material should be included in research
  • How to properly back up a speech with facts
  • How to use visual aids
  • What questions to ask during an interview

VideoObjective
Primary vs. Secondary Research: Difference & ImportanceExplore the differences between primary and secondary sources.
How to Conduct an Interview for Speech SupportExamine proper interview techniques.
Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility and WorthLearn how to ensure sources are accurate.
Types of Supporting Materials for a SpeechList the different types of supporting materials you can use to back up main ideas in your speech.
Selecting Relevant Support for Your SpeechSee how to find the right information to support your claims.
How to Work Supporting Materials into Your SpeechDiscover where to insert a good citation.
Citing Sources While Researching for a SpeechLearn how to support a speech with facts.
Understanding When & How to Cite Sources During a SpeechExplore the proper timing for a citation within a speech.

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: Speech Research & Support
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Primary vs. Secondary Research: Difference & Importance

1. Primary vs. Secondary Research: Difference & Importance

Research is a vital part of any good speech. This lesson will help you distinguish between primary and secondary resources when citing your research. At the end, test your knowledge of primary and secondary resources with practice problems.

How to Conduct an Interview for Speech Support

2. How to Conduct an Interview for Speech Support

Conducting an interview for speech support is more than just asking a bunch of questions. In this lesson, you will learn about the techniques to prepare and conduct an interview. You will also learn how to best use your interview information for speech support.

Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

3. Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

It's important to have information that is reliable, credible, and worthwhile in your speech. Sometimes, it's hard to determine these factors. This lesson will help you!

Types of Supporting Materials for a Speech

4. Types of Supporting Materials for a Speech

When you are developing a speech, you need research to back up your claims. You can use different types of supporting materials strategically to help you. In this lesson, you will learn about these supporting materials and how to use them in your speech.

Selecting Relevant Support for Your Speech

5. Selecting Relevant Support for Your Speech

Supporting materials are the foundation of any good speech. This lesson shows you how to find the right type of supporting materials for the ideas and concepts in your speech!

How to Work Supporting Materials into Your Speech

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.

Citing Sources While Researching for a Speech

7. Citing Sources While Researching for a Speech

Citing sources while researching for a speech is an important, yet overlooked skill. This skill can help you develop your speech and avoid plagiarism. Learn the tips and tricks for citing sources and researching in this lesson!

Understanding When & How to Cite Sources During a Speech

8. Understanding When & How to Cite Sources During a Speech

Sometimes it can be confusing knowing when and how to cite sources during a speech, especially when using a visual aid like PowerPoint. This lesson has some tips and tricks to help you!

Chapter Practice 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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