OUTLINE GUIDE FOR ANEXTEMPORANEOUS SPEECH
TITLE OF SPEECH:
All speeches must be titled.
(METHOD OF PRESENTATION):
to inform, to entertain, todemonstrate, to persuade by making in-roads, etc.
What particular response do you want toevoke from your audience? Fill in the blank: At theend of my speech I want my audienceto__________________.
I. INTEREST STEP
(ALSO CALLED "ICE BREAKER"OR "ATTENTION GETTER"): Usethe beginning of your speech to capture toaudience's interest and to stress the importanceof the topic. You must tell on your outline how youare going to accomplish this step. List thetechnique(s) that you use in the appropriate placemarked "technique."
TECHNIQUE:II. THESIS SENTENCE:
The thesis sentence isone simple declarative statement whichsummarizes your speech. This statement is thecrux of your speech.
This step can includedefinitions, background material, or any otherinformation necessary for your audience to have aclear understanding of your thesis.
IV. PREVIEW STEP:
This step relates the mainpoints of the speech to the audience in orderto facilitate understanding of proof of the thesis."Tell them what you are going to tell them."
Each main point discussed in thebody of the speech is a major division of the thesis. Each main point proves a part of thethesis by the method listed below. State yourmain point and then give evidence to support it:
STATISTICS, EXAMPLES,QUOTATIONS FROM AUTHORITY, ANALOGIES, AND AUDIO/VISUAL AIDS are all formsof evidence. Use one of themat this point in proving a main point.
(EVIDENCE + REASONING =PROOF):
After stating your main pointand giving your evidence, explain how yourevidence relates to your thesis.
C. RELATIONSHIP TO THESIS:
Make sure youshow how your proven main pointrelates to your thesis. Don't leave the relationshipof main point to thesis for youraudience to figure out.
II. MAIN POINT:
You follow the formula listedunder MAIN POINT I for each main pointin the body of your speech. If you have more thanone piece of evidence for a main point,follow the formula for each piece of evidence:A. State sub-point of main point here1. give evidence for sub-point2. give reasoning for sub-point3. show relationship of sub-point to main point andto the thesis.B. State second sub-point of main point here.1. give evidence2. give reasoning3. show relationship
III. MAIN POINT:
You must have three mainpoints, and at least three forms of evidence, forthe body of each speech. You may have as manyas five main points.
I. SUMMARY STEP:
This step is similar to thepreview step in the introduction. It reiteratesthe main points of argument. "Tell them what youhave told them."
II. RESTATEMENT OF THESIS:
Repeat the thesisoften during the speech. It is thestatement that you want your audience toremember and accept.
This step is much like the intereststep in the introduction. The final appeal is thelasting impression that you leave on youraudience. It uses the same type of technique astheinterest step. You must list the technique that youuse.
List the one used.NOTE: Until you have mastered the structure of anextemporaneous speech outline, you shouldfollow these guidelines exactly.
EACH SEGMENT OF THE OUTLINE MUST BEWRITTEN IN COMPLETE,DECLARATIVE SENTENCES.
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