3-9 - CMS March 9, 2010 Why Organize? Helps the audience...

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CMS – March 9, 2010 Why Organize? Helps the audience follow along o Humans have limited capacity for attention o Our minds store things in an interconnected network o Making connections for the audience saves them the trouble Shows that you are competent and credible From Topic to Purpose We talked about topics We talked about general purpose (inform or persuade) What is your specific purpose o MY topic is group conflict o My purpose is to inform my audience about denials of humanity Organizing – Sorting Write each individual idea on a notecard Organizing – Mindmapping** Way of developing your speech o Helps develop your ideas o Helps organize your ideas Mindmapping can be inductive or deductive o Inductive: take several related ideas and form a larger category o Deductive: take a larger category and write several elements Mindmapping Exercise Think about your topic (or make one up quickly) Ordering Ideas Chronological—structured in terms of the order in which they occurred
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