Day 14 Slides - Introductions and Conclusions

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Introductions and Conclusions
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A Good Introduction: Has an attention getter Establishes YOUR credibility (credibility statement) Relates the material to your audience (relevance statement) Presents the topic Previews the main points of the speech (thesis statement)
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Attention Getter: Story/ Narrative – try connecting to the clincher Questions – DO NOT USE A QUESTION!!!! Quotation – use sparingly Interesting fact or statistic – but explain it! Compliment the Audience Identify with the Audience Use Technology - be sure to introduce it! Solicit Participation – only if you are sure they
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Good v. Bad “Recently a 23 year old professional football player, Thomas Herrion, died from an as yet to be determined cause.” “Heart problems, deteriorating joints, and arthritis. These aren’t just health problems facing senior citizens. Current research is showing that these ailments are likely to be faced by a seemingly unlikely group of individuals—the professional athlete.”
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course COMM 217 taught by Professor Courtneyscherr during the Fall '11 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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