No matter what kind of introductory speech you are assigned, be sure to focus your presentation
sharply so it conforms to the assigned time limit. One of the most common mistakes students
make on their first speech is trying to cover too much.
It would be
to see that Bridge Four never loses another man.
The men stared at him incredulously. Finally, a hefty, thick-limbed man at
the back bellowed out a laugh. He had tan skin, deep red hair, and was nearly
seven feet tall, with large arms and a powerful torso
Listen, she said. Bobby. In a minute, theyre going to kick me out.
You opened your eyes, which you hadnt realized were shut again. What Im saying is, Were
the survivors, Sasha said.
She spoke in a way that briefly cleared your head of the cloudy things th
In the event of defeat, he said, no onell think youre good-looking any
I held him close with my hand on his hair.
At the post-performance reception, standing in a group with Mobius, Zulz,
the Eikels, the Uhls, and others, Hannah and I exc
in his distress, he had the presence of mind to understand that he was responding less to the images themselves than to the
memories and sensations they provoked, and that his sense of violation that other people should be seeing these
documentations of t
the sort. And then something convinced him to pick up a camera, and we had already been quarreling, and I had to
insist, No, William, this is not art. Your gift comes with certain responsibilities So he found other representation for
the photographs. I ma
silence. The raised eyebrows. The wrinkled noses. When he finally did catch the womans scent, it was
almost too late. She hovered over him, stalking her prey from behind an elephantine man dressed from
head to toe in basketball gear and reading a sports m
Theyre shooting ordinary French people for nothing? she said.
Dont look so pale, Mademoiselle. These warnings are not for beautiful women such as
Isabelle glared at the man. He was worse than the Germans, a Frenchman doing this to his own
But where did you hear this?
He struggled to gain control of his face.
Sometimes girls say they will marry someone and they do not. Its common. There was a
policeman . . . He trailed off.
Im sorry, Lamin. I know how you feel about her.
Tracey, in a funny sort of voiceI almost didnt recognize itshouting at her
father to let me in, and Louie nodded and let me pass, but walked the other way,
straight out of the door and along the corridor. I watched him hurry down the stairs,
across the la
Keep thinking those thoughts, he said
roughly, and youll be late again.
I looked at him with raised brows How
did you know what Im thinking?
You get this look on your face when
youre turned on. I intend to put that look
on your face as often as
SAMPLE SPEAKING OUTLINE WITH COMMENTARY
Below is a sample speaking outline for a six-minute informative talk
about service dogs. By comparing it with the preparation outline for the
same speech on pages 211213, you can see how a detailed preparation
Szeth-son-son-Vallano, Truthless of Shinovar, crouched on a high stone ledge
at the side of the gambling den. The ledge was meant for holding a lantern;
both his legs and the shelf were hidden by his long, enveloping cloak, making
him seem to be hanging f