General Speech Purpose
Purposes for Speaking
FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS
Define, describe, explain, or demonstrate
your knowledge on the topic.
Increase the audiences understanding and
awareness of the topic.
Build on t
Hearing physiological response
Listening active, cognitive process
speakers adjust their
messages based on reactions from
in a circular
Hearing vs. Listening
Hearing your ears pic
The Self-Centered Speaker
Focus on self
Focus on audience
The process of
members with the
explicit aim of
The Big Six
Outline & Note Cards
Structuring The Speech
All speeches have three parts:
Your starting point works inside out.
Criteria for Self-Introductory Speeches
Length of Speeches: This speech should be from three to four minutes. Points (10%) will be deducted for
speeches under 3 minutes and over 4 minutes. It is always in your best interest to practice, practice,
Note Card Tips/Requirements:
Keep your note cards as brief as possible. The 8 x 8 rule applies: 64 words maximum
per note card (8 words, 8 lines).
Reduce you speech to key words and phrases (except for direct quotations, statistics,
SELF-INTRODUCTION SPEECH EXAMPLE
A. Attention Catcher: Mirror/reflection ?
B. Thesis Statement: Introduction of Kris Treinin
C. Preview: Hometown, unique characteristic, & why NDSU
Body of Speech
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