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  1. The Written Materials Includes a detailed outline developed during the process of speech preparation • Title • Specific purpose • Central idea • Written Introduction • Main points • Sub-points • Written Conclusion • Bibliography

  2. Outline Guidelines • State the specific purpose • Identify the central idea • Label the introduction and conclusion • Use a consistent pattern of symbolization and indentation

  3. The Visual Framework The pattern of symbolization and indentation in a speech outline that shows relationships among the ideas • Main point • Subpoint • Subpoint • Sub-subpoint • Sub-subpoint • Main point • Subpoint • Sub-subpoint • Sub-subpoint • Subpoint

  4. Improving Your Outlines Student Suicide: The Silent Epidemic • Identifying the problem: suicide among college students is a serious issue • National Institute of Mental Health: fastest-growing cause of death for people aged 17-24 • 2011: 10,000 suicides in US in this age group • Local statistics: ABC College • Dean Richard Smith: in 2011, over 60 known suicide attempts among our students • Dean Smith estimates that for every known attempt, 2-3 go unnoticed or unreported

  5. Solving the problem • Identifying potential suicide victims • National Institute of Mental Health: 80% of those who commit suicide have told someone of their plans • More subtle warning signs • loss of appetite • prolonged depression • giving away personal possessions • Services available • On campus • Student Counseling Center • Student Health Center • In the community • Suicide Prevention Center • 24-hour Crisis Line: 555-5555 • private therapists

  6. Your Speaking Notes A brief set of notes used to jog a speaker’s memory during the presentation. Guidelines for the Speaking Notes • Make sure your notes are plainly legible • Keep your notes as brief as possible • Do NOT use your manuscript as your notes • Give yourself cues for delivering the speech • Use note-cards rather than paper