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Speaker’s Guidebook Organizing the Speech Main Points and Supporting Points
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Speech Structure Introduction  establishes the purpose and  shows its relevance to the audience Body  presents main points that are intended  to fulfill the speech purpose Main points are developed with various kinds of  supporting material Conclusion  ties the purpose and the main  points together; brings closure by restating  purpose and reiterating why it is relevant to  the audience
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Writing the Outline State  for only your personal use : What is my specific purpose? What do I   want my audience to get from the  speech?  “I want to show my audience, through a  series of easy steps, how to perform  meditation”
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Writing the Outline  (cont’d) Compose your thesis statement What is the central idea I want to  express in my speech? “When performed correctly, meditation  is an effective and easy way to reduce  stress”
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Writing the Outline  (cont’d) Main points: I. The first step of meditation is  “positioning” II. The second steps of meditation is  “breathing” III. The third step of meditation is  “relaxation”
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Number of Main Points Audiences can take in  only between  two and five main points (In longer speeches, listeners can follow up 
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