Banishing impr omptu speaking blues
Having acknowledged your fear let's KISS it better!
The KISS pr inciple
The KISS principle (Keep It Succinct & Simple) will give you a formula applicable to all
impromptu speaking occasions.
The ar t of KISS in action
Name: Shelbie Flores Class or time/day: Spch 102 Section 8
Topic/Central Idea. Drinking and Driving. Specific Purpose Statement to persuade people not to
drink and drive.
Title: Dont become just another statistic
Attention Getter: College;
Speech 102 Section 8
Topic: Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa
Specific Purpose: Inform the audience about the dangers, contributing factors and signs, and
treatments for Anorexia Nervosa.
Central Idea: People should be awar
The Key Word or Phrase Delivery Outline (Sample)
This is a type of speaking outline that includes words that will prompt your memory as you
speak. You may include the sources you want to cite and complete quotations if you need to
recite them word for wor
Spch 102 Section 8
Outside Class Speech Critique
Speaker: Nancy Wilkie
Attention Getter: Ms. Wilkie began with a very interesting and dramatic story about
Syria, Iraq, and Egypt getting looted and as a result having the threat
Spch 102 Syllabus/Calendar
Instructor: James Kevin Malloy
Speech 102 explores the fundamentals of organizing, preparing, and delivering speeches in a variety of
public forums. A key focus of t
Words that work; Its not what you say, its what they hear.
Luntz, Frank. Words that work: it's not
what you say, it's what people hear. Hyperion Books, 2007. Print.
Gr eat language has exact ly t he s ame pr oper t ies as gr eat mus ic.
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People who do not participate in fine arts sometimes do not fully appreciate the work that
a person puts into his/her work. If those who did not participate understood the hard work a
dancer puts into performing a routine, or an artist puts into creating
Name: Shelbie Flores Class or time/day MWF 11:00-11:50
Topic/Central Idea: Death Penalty Specific Purpose Statement: Provide information as to why the death
penalty should not be legal.
Attention Getter: Imagine drugs coursing
Speech 102 Section 8
21 February 2015
Title: How Color Guard Originated
Thesis Statement: While many people see color guard now as simply a visual addition to a
marching band, the color guard actually held significant meani
Topic: The Death Penalty
Purpose: To inform the audience of the history behind capital punishment, how it is done
currently and the arguments for and against it.
Thesis: Capital punishment is highly contested and to some seems to go against moral
Guideline for speeches
Name:_ Class or time/day _
This guide includes all of the elements expected in the speech. Just fill in the spaces to provide the
outline. Remember good ole Aristotle, Ethos, Pathos, Logos should be the reasons/proofs for all points
Introduction In this career field people look for you to get everything exactly right. For example, in this career field if you are off just a few millimeters you could end someone's life or put them in critical condition. This career field is pharma
Attention Getter They are honor roll students, Homecoming Queens, excellent athletes, class presidents and valedictorians. They have the potential to be teachers, doctors, and lawyers, but there is one thing that stops them. They are living in the Un
Immigration and Education Outline Samantha Wood Attention Getter: They are honor roll students, Homecoming Queens, excellent athletes, class presidents and valedictorians. They have the potential to be teachers, doctors and lawyers, but there is one