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Unformatted text preview: Chapters 2 & 8 Criteria for selecting a topic 1. Should be interesting to you 2. Should be interesting for your audience 3. Should be appropriate for the situation 4. Should be appropriate for the time available 5. Should be manageable 6. Should be worthwhile ***if you use a common topic you must add a new dimension, depth, new insight. ***credible sources, substantial evidence, data Specific Purpose Statement The goal or objective you hope to achieve in speaking to a particular audience vs. general purpose which is to inform, persuade, entertain... 1. Describes the results you seek 2. Be as specific as possible 3. Express your goal in measurable terms 4. Set a realistic goal Thesis Statement A single declarative statement that focuses the audience's attention on the central point of a speech (fulfills purpose). Audience attention should be on the central point of your speech. You decide. Express the essence of your speech and Audience attention should be on the central point of your speech....
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course SPC 1600 taught by Professor Dusseau during the Spring '07 term at Valencia.
- Spring '07