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Organizing Your Speech
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Adjust to your topic, your personal Adjust to your topic, your personal style, and your audience. style, and your audience. thesis statement (central idea) main points organizational pattern add supporting material add introduction and conclusion
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Limit your main points Limit your main points 3-5 main points Main Points Key Building Blocks Of Your Speech
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Traditional Organizational Patterns Chronological Spatial Causal Problem-solution Pro-con Topical
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Chronological Organization Presents points by time or sequence I. His early life in South Africa II. His public career teaching nonviolence III. His subsequent assassination Example: Mahatma Gandhi was a hero in the nonviolence movement.
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Chronological Organization What other types of speeches is it useful for? A speech about the racehorse, Seabiscuit, might use this pattern.
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Spatial Organization Presents points by place or location I. Eastern European fault lines II. The Pacific “Ring of Fire” III. The Rift Valley in Africa Example: Major global earthquake areas
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