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Building Your Speech. Yes, You Can!. The Speech to Inform—Your First Speech. Your first speech in this course is on a prescribed topic – your dream career! Your demonstration speech topic is your choice. The demonstration speech is still an informative speech. . This is not you!.

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Building your speech

Building Your Speech

Yes, You Can!


The speech to inform your first speech

The Speech to Inform—Your First Speech

  • Your first speech in this course is on a prescribed topic – your dream career!

  • Your demonstration speech topic is your choice.

  • The demonstration speech is still an informative speech.

This is not you!


How do i choose a topic for my speech

How Do I Choose A Topic For My Speech?

  • What do you already know about?

  • What are you interested in?

  • What do you have an opinion about?

  • What have you been wanting to investigate?

  • What would your friends want to hear?

  • What have you or are you working on for another course?


How do i know that my topic will work

How Do I Know That My Topic Will Work?

  • Is it appropriate?

  • Is it overdone?

  • Will it enrich the lives of my listeners?

  • Do I CARE about the topic?

  • Does the topic fit into the time limit?

  • Can I develop responsible knowledge for this topic?

Your instructor is always here to help!!!!


So how do i inform the people

So How Do I Inform The People?

  • Don’t overload them with too much information—ONE aspect of ONE topic!

  • Organize, organize, organize. Did I forget to mention organize?

  • Begin with familiarities.

  • Be VIVID with your language.


Step 1 consider your general purpose

Step 1: Consider Your General Purpose

  • Are you informing or persuading?

  • When the general purpose is to inform, speakers act as teachers.

  • Their goal is to communicate informationclearly, accurately, and interestingly.

  • They seek to enhance the knowledge and understanding of their listeners.


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Step 1: Consider Your General Purpose

  • When the general purpose is to persuade, speakers act as advocates.

  • Their goal is to change the attitudes or actions of their audience.

  • They seek to get their listeners to believe something or to do something.


Step 2 develop your thesis statement

Step 2: Develop Your Thesis Statement

Your Thesis Statement:

  • Should be an infinitive phrase, not a fragment.

  • Should be phrased as a statement only.

  • Should avoid figurative language.

  • Should not contain two or more unrelated ideas.

  • Should not be too vague or general.


Step 2 develop your thesis statement1

Step 2: Develop Your Thesis Statement

  • Does the thesis statement meet the assignment?

  • Can this thesis statement be accomplished effectively in the time allotted?

  • Is the thesis statement relevant to the audience?

  • Is the thesis statement too technical or trivial?


What s wrong with these thesis statements

What’s Wrong With These Thesis Statements?

  • To inform my audience how to make perfect popcorn every time.

  • To inform my audience about the growth of credit card fraud and methods of sound financial planning.

  • What is obsessive/compulsive disorder?

  • To inform my audience why square grooves are superior to U-shaped grooves on golf clubs.

  • Donate blood.


Remember

Remember…

  • After you deliver your attention-grabbing introduction, your next statement always is…

    “Today, I’m going to inform/tell/share…”

I’ll be listening for the thesis statement in every one of your speeches! Don’t forget!


Step 3 your mapping statement

Step 3: Your Mapping Statement

  • Your mapping statement is an “internal preview” of your speech—a brief summary of your main points.

  • Your mapping statement must be a full sentence or sentences.

  • The mapping statement refines and sharpens the thesis statement.


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Step 3: Your Mapping Statement

  • Once you’ve secured your thesis statement, then think about three very specific main points which will support this topic. For instance:

  • Thesis statement: “Today I’m going to share information about the endangered spotted owl.”

    Mapping Statement: “First, I’m going to tell you

    about the owl’s heritage, then I’ll share vital

    statistics about this creature. Finally, I’ll tell you

    the endangerment status of this species.”


Design a mapping statement for the following thesis statements

Design a mapping statement for the following thesis statements…

  • Thesis statement: “Today I’m going to inform you about how to register for college.”

  • Thesis statement: “Today, I’m going to tell you about athletic programs at Darton college.”

  • Thesis statement: “Today, I’m going to share information about steak houses in Albany.


Consider this

Consider this…

  • Once you’ve written your thesis statement…

  • Then your mapping statement,

  • The body of your speech is basically outlined!

You as a speaker—with or without the muscles! 


Step 4 build the body of your speech your preparation outline

Step 4: Build The Body of Your Speech—Your Preparation Outline

Your preparation outline must include the following labeled items:

  • An introduction.

  • A thesis statement.

  • A mapping statement.

  • 3-4 main points, including subpoints, all written in full sentences.


But wait there s more

But wait… there’s more!

  • References – 2 written, 1 non-traditional.

  • Transitions or signposts.

  • A conclusion.

  • A consistent pattern of symbolization i.e., Roman numerals, arabic numbers, letters.

  • A bibliography.


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