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Take Home Speech Test Jacqueline Reyes Professor Crews SP-108- Fundamentals of Speech 03/10/11
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3. Choosing a topic for a speech can be difficult when one has no idea what they want to talk about. According to the textbook Communication: Making Connections by William J. Seiler and Melissa L. Beail, there are different methods for helping people come up with a speech topic. These techniques include brainstorming, reviewing the current media, and surfing the web. First, the method brainstorming is when one comes up with as many ideas as possible during a limited time frame. To successfully use this technique it is recommended to set aside a time frame of four to six minutes to list all and any ideas that come to mind during this time. It is not necessary to elaborate on the idea, but just write key words or phrases. In addition, one should not stop and think about how good the idea is, the point of brainstorming is to write down everything that one can think of. Then one can go back and select the ideas that are more appealing and interesting. This process can be repeated numerous of times until one finds a suitable topic. Second, reviewing the current media is a good to generate a list of probable topics. This can be done by looking at newspapers, magazines, television, and any other type of public communication. When looking at these sources, it is useful to look at an index or seek out the main headlines. For example when looking through a newspaper, skimming through the headlines can help one find a topic one can be interested in. However, it is important to remember that one is not giving a speech on the specific article they find, but to use that article as a supporting source to the topic of the speech.
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course ART-SPEECH SP108 taught by Professor Denisecrews during the Spring '11 term at Montgomery CC.

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