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Public Speaking Chapters 8 & 11

by: Sarah Dykstra

Public Speaking Chapters 8 & 11 COMM 101R

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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sarah Dykstra on Thursday February 4, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to COMM 101R at Old Dominion University taught by ALMA V CALDWELL in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 12 views. For similar materials see Public Speaking in Communication Studies at Old Dominion University.

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Date Created: 02/04/16
February 4, 2016 Public Speaking Chapter 8 Developing and Organizing Your Speech  Four step Process 1. Topic  Audience centered!  Audience will like what you are presenting  Make sure they understand what you’re presenting  Time  Reason  Always choose a topic that’s appropriate for the place your presenting it  Knowledge/ Comfort- Consider SELF!  Choose a topic your familiar with 2. Determine your Purposes:  General Purpose (GP)  Explanation/ How to: To inform  Define/ Describe: To Inform  Persuasive: To Persuade  Specific Purpose Statement (SPS)  Focusing tool o Express only ONE single idea  Include on outline  Format: o At the end of my speech the audience will be able to (variation of) general Although on outline, do purpose topic not say o At the end of my speech the audience during will be able to explain how to make a speech cheese sandwhich o At the end of my speech, the audience will be persuaded to donate blood o Specifies what your audience will do, not what you (the speaker) will do! 3. Thesis  “Roadmap” of speech  Only one sentence  Include all main points of speech  Also called the Central idea  Restates speech topic  Includes ALL main points in the SAME ORDER they will appear in the body 4. Main Points  What must be included to fulfill SPS  Consider what they are (i.e- steps, reasons, methods…)  2-5  Sync with SPS  Change purpose or main points if needed  “Blueprint”  Add preview to central idea/ thesis statement  Cheese Sandwhich Speech Example 1. Topic: Cheese Sandwhic 2. Purpose/ GP: To inform/ To explain  Purpose / SPS: By the end of my speech, the audience will be able to explain how to make a cheese sandwhich 3. Thesis: When I am finished here today, you will know how to curb your appetite quickly and cheaply by following the three simple steps of gathering your materials, preparing your work surface and making one fabulous cheese sandwhich 4. MPs  1. Gather materials  2. Prepare work surface  3. Make sandwhich Chapter 11  Organization o Body  Topical  Recency, Primary & Complexity  Chronological Organization  Spatial  Cause & Effect/ Effect & Cause  Problem - Solution  Include main points  Include subpoints under which explains the main points in more detail  Subpoints  Fit with larger MPs  Exclusive to only 1 MP  Equal importance  Same possible strategies as MPs o Primacy/ Recency o Specificity o Complexity o Soft/ Hard Evidence  Opinions, explanations, descriptions vs. hard statistics and factual examples  Be unique to each mainpoint  2-5  Signposts (Connectives)  Previews o Initial Preview- Blueprint/ thesis o Initial Preview- Used throughout to introduce or outline ideas that will be discussed. Can be in form of a question  Transition o Verbal- In addition, Not only, in other words, In summary, therefore & First, Second, Third… o Nonverbal- Pauses, Facial Expressions  Summaries o Internal- Restates ideas you’ve discussed before that point. Keeps other points fresh in audiences mind. o Final- restates MP’s right before conclusion, used as transition between body and conclusion  Supplemental Signposts o Visual Aids- PowerPoint slide for each MP  Connective Examples: o As we have seen so far, symptoms of this disease include headaches, seizures and light headedness. o Now that we have discussed the ingredients you need, let’s discuss how to cook your spaghetti. o First, it is important to gather your materials.  Connectives o Should be present in 3 places  Between Intro & Body  Between Each Main Point  Between Body and Concl o Introduction o Conclusion  4-5  Reword intro in conclusion


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