Lesson 5 The Main Sections of Your Speech
You've probably heard this dozens of times, but it's true, so it bears repeating: all speeches are divided
into three basic sections - the INTRODUCTION, the BODY and the CONCLUSION. Each of these sections
Lesson 3 Your 1st Speech
Your first speech is an informative speech.
The speech is worth 100 points, and will be graded on the following criteria:
Appropriate Topic Choice (Speech conforms to assignment)
Speech is sufficiently narrowed.
Lesson 2 Specific Purpose
In Lesson #1 we talked about the General Purpose of your speech. The first three speeches for this
class will have, as their General Purpose, To Inform This means that they are informative speeches.
Your final speech will have as
Lesson 1 Types of speeches (General Purpose)
Generally speaking there are five common types of speeches that you might be called
upon to deliver. They are defined by their General Purpose.
A speech to inform
Its probably the most common type of speech
Lesson 7 Narrowing Your Topic
Remember this from Lesson 6 - "The most common mistake made by beginning speakers is choosing a
topic that is too broad (too general). It's not just a matter of time, although that consideration is certainly
important. It's a
Lesson 9 - Organizing the Body of Your Informative Speech (Arranging the
order of your Main Points and Supporting Material
Main Points only appear in the BODY of your speech.
Organizing your speech means deciding on the arrangement - the order - in which
Lesson 10 - Outlining
Along with your speech, you must turn in a formal outline, sometimes called a "preparation outline." The
outline form - Main Points, Sub-points (supporting material), Sub-sub-points (more detailed supporting
material) - will provide
Lesson 8 - Main Points and Support Material
You should remember from Lesson 5 ("The Main Sections of Your Speech") that every speech has three
main sections; the Introduction, Body, and Conclusion.
The Body of your speech is DIVIDED into MAIN POINTS. You
Lesson 4 Your Audience
Of all the things to consider when choosing a topic, researching and assembling your speech,
selecting presentation aids and delivering your speech, THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR IS YOUR
AUDIENCE. Any question that you have about your s
A lot can be done in 107 seconds. You can microwave food, park your car, or finish a
math problem. Every 107 seconds another American is sexually assaulted. As you probably
remember we heard a speech about domestic violence not too long ago by a
Most of us have already imagined the kind of family we hope to have one day.
Laughter and the pitter patter of tiny feet running echoes in the house while you and your
significant other watch your children play. What a lot of us have not imagine
Lesson 6 Traps to Avoid When Choosing Speech Topics
As we've discussed, choosing a good speech topic is the first real challenge for the speaker. Here are a
few types of topics to avoid.
Topics that are:
too broad! - This is a "biggie," and we'll have lot
Outline of "Dying to be Thin"
(This supplements the video)
1 Audience Grabber: "I was Julies
"Julie had become anorexic"
1st part of Julies story. The audience grabber
continues for about 30 secs.
This is the 1st time we act
Lesson 11 Support Material
Weve spoken frequently about support material. But what, exactly does that term mean? Quite simple,
support material is any material that you use in order to support (prove, explain, emphasize, etc.) your point.
Without valid su
Lesson 11 C The Meta Speech
Prior to delivering the "official speech," each speaker will deliver a "Meta Speech." Your day-byday schedule indicates the due-dates for your Meta Speeches.
A Meta Speech is a speech about the speech. It is basically a dress r
Lesson 11 B Your Conclusion
Your Introduction and your Conclusion serve as bookends for your speech. These are two vitally
important elements in your presentation and you must take great care in selecting and arranging the material
that you will use.
Lesson 11 A Your Introduction
If you've taken careful note of the sample speeches, you'll realize that the speaker never begins the
speech by announcing the topic. In "Dandelions, the Uncommon Weed," for example, the speaker doesn't
open the presentation
Lesson 12 Speaking to PERSUADE
Hundreds of books and entire courses are devoted to persuasion. Its an enormous topic with many
ramifications, philosophical, practical, technical and ethical. No one can seriously hope to cover it, even
Lesson 13 Speaking to PERSUADE
Categories of Persuasive Speeches:
There are basically two types of Persuasive Speeches: speeches seeking agreement and speeches seeking
specific audience action. Theres also a third not-so-common type of Persuasive S
COMM. STUDIES 11 - SYLLABUS (Part I)
Sections 1423 M/W 8:00 AM & 1431 M/W 9:30 AM
Instructor: Ben Martin
(Note: This course description is a contract. You must read and understand everything in this contract.
By continuing in this class after reading it,
Lesson 14 Speaking to PERSUADE
Organizing the Body of Your Persuasive Speech
Speeches Dealing with Issues of Policy:
Remember, Persuasive Speeches dealing with policy issues always include the word should in their
Specific Purpose Statement. (Inste
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THE META SPEECH
Please use this outline as your speaking notes when delivering your Meta Speech (the speech about your
When you deliver your Meta Speech, be sure to take a pencil or pen with you to the podium . you'll
Lesson 10 A - The Oatmeal Outline
In order to learn how to set up your Formal Outline . study this material.
Note: The Formal Outline represents the skeletal structure of your extemporaneous speech.
Never write your speech out completely, word-for-word. L
Lets Be Prepared
Attention Getter. How many of you are actually prepared for an earthquake?
Reason to Listen. If you currently live in Southern California you will at some point be
faced with an earthquake and it is never certain what magni