How To Speech Prep
Selecting a Topic and Purpose
Choosing a Topic
Ones you know a lot about
Ones you want to know more about
General and Specific Purpose
General Purpose: to
COM Research Assignment (Armentrout)
Note to Library Staff: I realize this is not the current assignment, but is the one I prefer students to use for
researching their topics. Thank you for any assistance you can provide them. Please call me if you have
Comm- 231-92 Public Speaking
How to Dye Hair
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To demonstrate to my audience how to dye hair.
Central Idea: Dying your hair is a fun easy way to bring change into your life.
1. In 1907
Informative Speech Outline on sharks
Specific purpose: To describe to my audience information on Sharks
Attention Grabber: The 2015 edition of The Columbian Encyclopedia states that there are around
250 species of sharks ranging anywhere from 2ft. 50ft!