A person can choose the most interesting of topics, perform thorough research,
organize a speech in such a way that the audience couldn't possibly forget anything
worth remembering, and still come up short. Why? In a word, delivery. What a person
Not all speeches require you to go solo. Group presentations allow a few or even
several people to work together in presenting to an audience. Whether on your own or
in a group, you should know what separates so-so or even good speeches from great
When you're struggling to understand ideas, does "seeing" them help you? If so, you're
one of many who find visual aids helpful. A visual aid is what it sounds likean aid to
visualizing or "seeing" what would otherwise be abstract or vague. This lesson ex
Before a speaker can develop the final version of the outline, he or she must organize
the body of the speech. Arranging the main points of a speech into a logical structure
can be done in a multitude of ways. We will examine five of the most commonly use
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Here are some important terms associated with this lesson:
Copyright- the exclusive rights to reproduce, publish, and sell the matter
and form of a literary, musical, or artistic work
Adaptation- changing a work in
Review Texas Penal Code 33.07 and 42.07 (Online Harassment/Harassment).
Also, review the Stomp Out Bullying Campaign by looking over the About Bullying and
Cyber Bullying tab. Also, explore the What You Can Do tab. Feel free to watch some of
In Unit 5, you were introduced to the process of preparing, delivering, and evaluating a
speech. The lessons and projects you completed equipped you to do the following:
select a topic and generate purpose and thesis statement;
define an audience;
The young person nearing her senior year of high school should make a tentative
career choice and then choose courses that will help prepare her for it. She should work
hard and learn all she can. Good grades may qualify a good student for a scholarship t
If you wanted to take a trip, your chances of getting somewhere would be greatly
increased if you knew where you wanted to go. After all, the destination gives a journey
purpose and direction. In the same way, knowing what you want to say and why you
Once a speaker has developed a thesis statement, gathered information, and organized
the main points, it's time to develop a skeleton outline for the speech.
OUTLINING A SPEECH - STEPS 1-6
A skeleton outline contains all the structural elements of a speec
The twentieth century has seen the number of occupations open to people rapidly
expand. The DOT, or Dictionary of Occupational Titles, Third Edition, lists more than
20,000 items and separate jobs. It contains more than eight hundred pages filled with
Blueprint: An exact or detailed plan or outline.
Correspondence: Communication by letter.
Delinquency: Failure by a young person to obey the law.
Juvenile: Young, youthful.
Prescription: A doctor's written order for
Imagine that you've been assigned to give a speech about pollution problems in the
environment. You work hard, researching scientific studies that establish proof of the
depletion of the ozone layer, contamination of vital water supplies, etc. You're arme
For a speech to be credible, it must contain information that supports the key points and
topic. Four key types of supporting material assist speakers and researchers in
developing credibility for their topics:
Today is never too soon to start planning for the future. The wise young person thinks
ahead, sets some goals, and begins working toward them. The young person may have
to modify or to completely change her original goals, but she will have learned much i
Research is essential in order to present a strong, effective speech. It provides
evidence for the main points and promotes the speaker's credibility. In this section, we
will examine several types of information sources and how to use them.
A person's character will affect his chances of getting and keeping a good job.
Employers look for people who can be counted on to follow directions and to do a good
job, with initiative and enthusiasm.
Appreciation: Being thankful for benefits
Most people experience some level of apprehension when they have to speak in front of
a large audience. This is a natural and helpful response. When someone is anxious or
nervous, his or her heart beats at a quicker rate than normal. This increases blood
In this section, you will learn what a career is. You will discover the diversity of
occupations open to you and some of the reasons for this variety. This study will help
you see the great need for guidance to help you make a wise career choice.
Once a speaker has developed a formal outline, he or she will want to develop speaking
notes. Some speakers prefer to work from a keyword outline. These notes and outlines
serve the important purpose of allowing the speaker to stay on track while engaging
Spend some time researching Copyright Law and Fair Use by clicking on the hyperlinks.
Also, spend time looking into free images.
Below, answer the following questions:
1) How can you find images that are royalty free?
Royalty free means an image that has
In Unit 4, "Understanding Groups," you studied the types and formats of groups, as well
as how they communicate and how they are affected by different dynamics. You also
studied leadership styles and how to evaluate a group based on its leaders, members,
What's the difference between a group and a collection of individuals? In other words,
why is a group a group? Would five people playing basketball together constitute a
group? What about five friends having dinner? Is a large corporation a group? This
What do leaders do, anyway? In other words, just what are the functions of leadership?
This lesson answers these questions.
Leaders direct and influence events and people. In a typical business setting, leaders
provide direction and influence in five main
Have you ever thought about why groups have names? For example, when your
teacher puts you and a few other students together as a group to study, what do you
call it? Most likely, a study group. On the other hand, a soccer team (note the name) is
High school students often belong to several groups. They might belong to an athletic
team, a study group, a club, a work team, and/or a family. Each of these groups has
leaders that guide the discussions and directions of the group. Who are the leaders i
"Groups take too long to make a decision."
"I would do a better job if I worked alone."
"There's not enough give-and-take in my group."
Have you ever voiced one of these complaints? If so, you may have been involved in a
group that was not organized prope
In order for a group to be effective, it must consist of members who are competent
group communicators. Six areas of individual competence in groups are explored in this
Fulfilling Productive Roles
Effective Listening Skills
What do the Sierra Club, Buddhism, and the National Rifle Association have in
common? They are all organizations. In this lesson, you'll learn how organizations differ
from small groups.
WHAT IS AN ORGANIZATION?
An organization is a group of people workin
Groups are not just collections of individuals; rather, groups are made up of individuals
who together or separately account for much of the reason why every group has its own
set of dynamics. In this lesson, you will examine the factors affecting group d