COM 135 - Chapters 10NOTES

COM 135 - Chapters 10NOTES - (class) References to...

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COM 135 Chapters 10: Introductions & Conclusions Introductions o Why do we want to have an effective introduction? First Impression Confidence Booster Grabs Audience’s attention, clarifies the speech o What happens if we have a bad introduction? o Five Purposes of Introductions [USE CHALKBOARD] 1.) Gain Attention How can we do this? Ways to Grab Your Audience’s Attention Illustrations or Anecdotes: Story Startling Facts or Statistics: Quotations: do not fall into the habit of always turning to a quotation Humor: humor, handled well, can be a wonderful attention getter Questions: Rhetorical questions, beware of audience questions. References to Historical Events: four score and seven years ago References to Recent Events: 9-11-01 Personal References: creates a bond with the audience References to the Occasion: often made at weddings, birthdays
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Unformatted text preview: (class) References to Preceding Speeches: references to other students speeches 2.) Introduce the Central Idea/Thesis Thesis = one sentence summary of the speechs content 3.) Relate to the Audience/Give them a reason to listen Audience-Centered Why should they listen? What can YOU do for them? 4.) Establish Your Credibility What is credibility? How can we establish our credibility? 5.) Preview Your Main Ideas Sign Post Conclusions o Why do we want to have an effective conclusion? o What happens if we have a bad/weak conclusion? o What does a GOOD conclusion look/sound like? o What does a BAD conclusion look/sounds like? Four Purposes of a Conclusion 1.) Summarize Speech 2.) Re-emphasize the Main Idea in a Memorable Way 3.) Motivate the Audience to Respond 4.) Provide Closure...
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2012 for the course COM 135 taught by Professor Lauth during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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