ES-ch. 2 notes - Effective Speaking Notes Ch 2-when...

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09-10-07 Effective Speaking Notes Ch. 2 -when choosing a topic for your speech, think about what you already know, what you’re interested in, what will interest your readers, and whether or not the situation or occasion suggest a certain topic -brainstorm ideas about things you already know, consider your audience and your listeners’ expectations -do not select a topic that your audience already knows a lot about (will be boring) -once you choose your topic, generate subtopics, keeping in mind how much time you have to give your speech, and what your audience already knows about the topic -after topic is chosen, think about why you want to discuss it, why the audience will want to listen to you, and whether or not your topic is appropriate for the occasion -think about the general purpose -the primary reason you will speak in public, and the specific purposes - the concrete goals you wish to achieve in a particular speech -3 general purposes of speech: speak to inform to allow your audience to gain a clear
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