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Unformatted text preview: Outline Format Explained Introduction I. Attention Getter: (anecdote, quote, statistic, demonstration, or statement to grab audiences attention) II. Reveal Topic/Thesis Statement: Clearly reveal your topic to the audience. III. Listener Relevance Link: How does your speech topic relate to your audience? IV. Speaker Credibility Statement: Why are you qualified to speak on this topic? Experience, research, WHATEVERlet your audience knowit builds trust in your abilities as a public speaker. V. Preview: Overview of main pointstells your audience where youre going. (Transition: used to move from one part of a speech to another (e.g. Introduction to Body), or from one main point to the next. Phrases like: lets start with, now lets discuss, to begin with, are all parts of transitional statements. Transitions indicate that you are finished with one thought and are moving to transitional statements....
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- Spring '11