How do you avoid being boring?. Developing your ideas for informative speeches. Advice # 1: A Good Start. Al Gore excerpt (attention step) Chili Peppers excerpt (full CARRP). Gaining Attention. Tell a story Establish common ground Use humor Refer to the speech situation or context
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Developing your ideas for informative speeches
Al Gore excerpt (attention step)
Chili Peppers excerpt (full CARRP)
How about Edible Insects?
I. Insects are already a part of our daily diet.
II. Insects have been used by humans as a food source throughout history.
III. Insects have impressive nutritional value.
IV. Insects are likely to become a greater part of our diet in the future.
And tell them something they can use
W. p. 38
1941 study took images of people sneezing at 1,260 frames a second
particles traveled anywhere from 61 to 94 feet per second!
I. Sneezing can be understood in terms of the superstitions surrounding it throughout history.
II. Sneezing can be understood as the body's complex reaction to a number of stimuli from pollen to strong emotion.
III. Sneezing can be understood as something that can be done safely and politely.
Take a hint from Stephen Colbert, Wikipedia is not always reliable
See you Monday
What are the components of good visual aids and delivery and how do I improve mine?
TV & home video
Percent of movie-industry revenues
Roller Coaster Speech (video)
Gore speech (PowerPoint+)
I. Roller coasters offer a thrill that American’s love.
II. Roller coasters have had an up-and-down history.
III. Roller coasters at today’s parks offer a wide variety of designs and thrills.
IV. Roller coasters of the future will feature new developments like the pipeline.
Critique strengths and weaknesses
Pudd’nhead Wilson, 1894
“I believe anyone can conquer fear by doing things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him.”