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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 11 Outlining and Editing Your Speech
Professor Krueger The Preparation Outline Write your presentation outline in complete sentences, like those you will use when delivering the speech. Use the standard outline form numbered and lettered headings and subheadings arranged hierarchically to indicate the relationship among parts of a speech.
This helps during rehearsal. Helps to judge coherence of speech. I. Use standard outline numbering.
First Main Idea A. First subpoint of 1 B. Second subpoint of 1 1. First subpoint of B 2. Second subpoint of B a. First subpoint of 2 b. Second subpoint of 2
I. Second Main Idea Use at least two subdivisions, if any, for each point. Logic says that you cannot divide anything into one part. If you only have one subpoint, incorporate it into the main idea above it. If you have more than five, you may want to place some of them under another point. Audience will more likely remember something if it is divided into five or less blocks. Indent main ideas, points, subpoints, and supporting property. Write and label your specific purpose at the top of your presentation. Add the blueprint, key signposts, and an introduction and conclusion to your outline. Blueprint the central idea along with a preview of main ideas Signposts transitions (both verbal and nonverbal) Questions to Ask Does the speech outlined fulfill the purpose you have specified? Are the main ideas logical extensions (natural divisions, reasons, or steps) of the central idea? Do the signposts enhance the comfortable flow of each idea into the next? Does each subpoint provide support for the point under which it falls? Is your outline in correct form? Editing Your Speech Review your specific purpose make sure you are not trying to accomplish too much Consider your audience What do your audience members really want to hear? Which parts will be most interesting to your audience? Simply say it
Eliminate phrases that add no meaning to your message Avoid narrating your speaking technique Keep on the best supporting material keep only what you need to make your point Ask a listener to help you cut a listener can help tell you what parts are least interesting, clear, or powerful Look at your introduction and conclusion don't burry your intro and conclusion Your Introduction Should Be 10% of your speaking time Your Conclusion Should Be 10% of you speaking time Delivery Outline A condensed and abbreviated outline from which speaking notes are developed. Gives you all you will need to present your speech in the way you have planned and rehearsed. Should not be so detailed that it encourages you to read it rather than speak to your audience. Tips for Delivery Outline Make the outline as brief as possible, and use single words or short phrases rather than complete sentences. Include the introduction and conclusion in a much shorter form. Include supporting material and signposts. Do not include your purpose statement in your delivery outline. Use standard outline form. ...
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course COMM 100 taught by Professor H during the Fall '08 term at George Mason.
- Fall '08