Chapter 8 – Organizing the Speech

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Chapter 8 – Organizing the Speech Organization is Important Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about major uses of hypnosis. Central Idea: The major uses of hypnosis today are to control pain in surgery, to help people stop smoking, and to help students improve their academics. Main Points: Hypnosis is used to control pain in surgery. Hypnosis is used to help people stop smoking. Hypnosis is used to help students improve their academic performance. Number of Main Points – (2-5) Too many too long a speech (condense) Too few not long enough (expand) Strategic Order of Main Points Chronological order – follows a time pattern Spatial order – follows a directional pattern Causal order – show cause and effect relationship Problem solution – first point shows problem second shows
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Unformatted text preview: solution • Topical order – division of one large topic into subtopics Tips for Keeping Main Points • Keep main points separate • Use same wording pattern for main points • Balance amount of time devoted to main points Supporting Materials – materials used to support speakers ideas • Transitions – words or phrases that indicate when a speaker has completed one thought and is moving to the next • Internal preview – let the audience know what the speaker will take up next. More detailed than transitions. • Internal summaries – remind listeners of what they have just heard • Signposts – brief statements that indicated exactly where you are in the speech (first, second, lastly, finally) • Other o Examples o Statistics o testimonies...
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