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Unformatted text preview: 9-8-10•Start with yourselfoWhat do you care about?oWhat are you interested in?•Things you’ve learned about in schooloThink about things you’ve learned in college or high school.oWas there something that you found fascinating or interesting?•Other sources for topicsoCurrent eventsoInternational or cultural topics [dress, food, culture, -place]oIf all else fails, try this: www.hawaii.edu/mauispeech/html/infotopichelp.html•Next, narrow your topicoYou have 5-7 minutes to teach us about the topic.oSubdivide the topic.oSee p. 78.oWhat is your general purpose for giving the speech?•General purposes of public speakingoTo informoTo persuade oTo entertainoSpecial occasion [weddings, parties]•What is your specific purposeoYour specific purpose is the response that you want from your audience from your speech, or your speaking goal.oFor example, you may want your audience to develop a better understanding of women’s roles in World War II....
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2012 for the course SPCM 1100 taught by Professor Jamie during the Fall '07 term at UGA.
- Fall '07