First Speech Assignment

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SPC 2600 - Introduction to Public Speaking First Speech Assignment: 2-4 Minute Personal Speech (0 Points) There are two primary goals for this first speech assignment: for me to see you speak in front of the class, and for your classmates (and myself) to get to know a little about you. This assignment integrates public speaking with your real world experience. Although there is no grade for this assignment, you are still expected to follow a structure! Assignment: Consider any complex organization with which you are involved—this can be a job, a church group, a club, a team, the university, etc.—and describe a problem with this organization. Then, present your idea for a practical solution. As in all of your speeches, you should include three distinct components: an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Although you are not handing in an official outline to me, you
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Unformatted text preview: should still plan an outline (at least mentally, if not on paper) for this assignment that should contain these elements: Introduction (30 seconds – 1 minute) 1. Discuss the organization or group that you will be talking about. Tell us what it is, who is involved in it, and what your role is. 2. Give a “preview statement,” which previews the main points you will cover in this speech. Body (1:30 – 2:00 minutes) 1. Tell us what the problem is, as you see it, in this group or organization, why it is a problem, and why people involved in this group or organization should care. 2. Explain to the audience that you have a good solution, and how this solution would be effective. Conclusion (30 seconds – 1 minute) 1. Review what you have told us in your speech. 2. Urge the audience to agree with your idea....
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