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Identify your main points for your speech
Determine the appropriate number of main points for
your speech
Organize your main points according to five different
patterns
Apply tips for preparing your main points effectively
Use four different kinds of connectives in your speech
Cite sources properly in your speech
In this presentation you are expected to
learn the following:

Use your speech assignment, list of ideas and
research


Use your thesis statement
Identify your Main Points

Review your thesis statement


Consider your time limit
Use an Appropriate
Number of Main Points

 Even as I was being born- in an
airplane over China- it seems
I’ve been destined to travel.

 My love of water will take me
into the navy and continue to
nurture this nomadic spirit of
mine.
I was born in the air over China so I
have dual citizenship.
I’ve lived in many different cities,
states, and countries.
I love to do anything that pertains to
water.
I’ll graduate next June and travel with
friends for the summer.
After that, I’ll join the navy.
From there, I hope to become an
aquatic research scientist for a
university.

Specific purpose: To inform my
audience of the history of theatrical
lighting.
Thesis statement: The history of
theatrical lighting can be divided into
three periods: before electricity, the
discovery of electricity and the
invention of light bulbs, and the
invention of lighting instruments for the
stage.
 Before electricity, actors and
directors depended on the sun, oil
lamps and torches, and chandeliers
to light their stages.
 With the invention of electricity cam
the invention of light bulb, a
tremendous boon to lighting stages.
 New instruments, called the
ellipsoidal, the fresnel, and the
intelabeam, allowed lighting
technicians to create more effects
with theatrical lighting.
Specific purpose: To inform
my audience of the process of
making scrapbook.
Thesis statement: There are
four steps to making a quality
scrapbook.
 Collect the materials you
want to put into the book.
 Decide on the order of your
materials.
 Arrange the materials in the
book.
 Cover or bind the book.

Thesis Statement: The first twenty
years of my life have been nomadic
ones, and this lifestyle is likely to
continue for some time.

 Even as I was being born- in an
airplane over China- it seems I’ve
been destined to travel.

 My love of water will take me into
the navy and continue to nurture
this nomadic spirit of mine.
Thesis Statement: I lived an interesting
life thus far and have goals for the
future.

 I was born in the air over China so I
have dual citizenship.
 I’ve lived in many different cities,
states, and countries.
 I love to do anything that pertains to
water.
 I’ll graduate next June and travel
with friends for the summer.
 After that, I’ll join the navy.
 From there, I hope to become an
aquatic research scientist for a
university.

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