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Speaker’s Guidebook Organizing the Speech Using transitions to give direction
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What Are Transitions? Words, phrases or sentences that tie the speech ideas together Enable speaker to move smoothly from one point to the next Cue the audience that a new point will be made Move listeners from the introduction to the body, from the body to the conclusion; from main points to supporting points, from one supporting point to another supporting point
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Transitional Words and Phrases To show comparisons Similarly, in the same way, likewise, in comparison, just as To contrast ideas On the other hand, and yet, at the same time, in spite of, however, in contrast To illustrate cause and effect As a result, therefore, hence, because, thus, consequently, so the evidence shows, for this reason To illustrate sequence of time or events First, second, third, following this, before, after, later, earlier, at present, in the past, until now, tomorrow, next week, eventually
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More Transitional Words, Phrases To indicate explanation For example, to illustrate, in other words, to simplify, to clarify To indicate additional examples Not only, in addition to, let’s look at To emphasize significance Most importantly, above all, remember, keep in mind To summarize As we have seen, altogether, in summary, finally, in conclusion, let me conclude by saying
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Transitions Among Main Points If moving from one main point to another, full- sentence transitions are effective. Goal: to move from main point 1 in speech about sales contests (“Top management should sponsor sales contests to halt the decline in sales over the past two years”) to main point 2 (“Sales contests will lead to better sales presentations”) SUGGESTED TRANSITION: “Next, let’s look at exactly what sales contests can do for us.”
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More Transitions Among Main Points In speech on spyware (see Ch. 13),
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