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3notes - Start with yourself o What do you care about o...

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9-8-10 Start with yourself o What do you care about? o What are you interested in? Things you’ve learned about in school o Think about things you’ve learned in college or high school. o Was there something that you found fascinating or interesting? Other sources for topics o Current events o International or cultural topics [dress, food, culture, -place] o If all else fails, try this: www.hawaii.edu/mauispeech/html/infotopichelp.html Next, narrow your topic o You have 5-7 minutes to teach us about the topic. o Subdivide the topic. o See p. 78. o What is your general purpose for giving the speech? General purposes of public speaking o To inform o To persuade o To entertain o Special occasion [weddings, parties] What is your specific purpose o Your specific purpose is the response that you want from your audience from your speech, or your speaking goal. o For example, you may want your audience to develop a better understanding of women’s roles in World War II.
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