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Ashley Hoffmann 14106647 Chapter 9: Organizing Your Speech What are the four steps in selecting your main points? First you should consider your purpose by making sure that every main point you select relates to  the specific purpose of your speech. In addition you also need to take your audience into account  when selecting your main points. You can accomplish this step by asking the questions: which  points will provide your listeners with the most useful information and which ones will prove  most interesting to your audience? Also, you need to select an appropriate number of main  points that will give you the most logical organization of your ideas. Finally you need to organize  the information you plan to use to support that point into two to five key ideas, which will  become your main points. What are the principles for organizing your supporting materials? The principle of subordination is a key to a well-organized speech. This means creating a  hierarchy of points and their supporting materials in your speech. Supporting materials used to  develop a main point (called subpoints) are subordinate to the main point. Another key is 
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