Notes 2 - Eulogies etc Narrow topic Factors Time Can’t cover everything What is most important Be more specific Specific purpose statement Inform

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Communication Public Speaking Lecture by Christine Moore General Speech Purpose To inform To persuade For special occasions To inform Define Describe Explain Demonstrate Increase audience’s understanding Build on knowledge General topics Issues Objects People Events Concepts and theories Processes Brainstorming = word association + topic mapping Persuade Effect change Change or reinforce behaviors Controversial issues/competing perspectives Don’t choose a topic that has been spoken on a lot – be unique Special occasions Introducing Acceptance Presentation Roasts Toasts
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Unformatted text preview: Eulogies, etc. Narrow topic Factors: Time Can’t cover everything What is most important Be more specific Specific purpose statement Inform audience about___________ Inspire the audience to___________ Persuade the audience to____________ Topic to purpose the thesis Determine topic Decide on general purpose Specific purpose statement Devise thesis statement Thesis Clearly expresses central idea Concisely identifies topic Phrases about each main point Indicates perspective Guides speech and keeps you on track...
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2011 for the course COMM 251 taught by Professor Christinemoore during the Spring '09 term at Boise State.

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Notes 2 - Eulogies etc Narrow topic Factors Time Can’t cover everything What is most important Be more specific Specific purpose statement Inform

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