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Chapter 4 – Selecting a Topic and Purpose

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Chapter 4 – Selecting a Topic and Purpose Brainstorming – generating ideas by the free association of words General purpose – broad goal of speech. Either to inform or to persuade. Specific purpose – single infinitive phrase that states what the speaker hopes to accomplish Full infinitive phrase – inform my audience about ________ Specific Purpose Questions Does purpose meet assignment
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Unformatted text preview: • Can I accomplish purpose in time allotted • Is purpose relevant to audience • Is purpose to trivial for audience • Is purpose too technical for audience Central Idea • One sentence statement • Encapsulate major ideas of speech Central Idea Guidelines • Express as full sentence • Avoid figurative language • Avoid being vague...
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