Com 210 ch. 6-8
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Com 210: Public Speaking and Critical Thinking Chapters 68 Role of Information in Presenting a Speech *Traditional sources: Libraries, electronic databases *Internet Sources: Websites, blogs, videos *Field Research: Interviews, surveys and investigation *Plan out your questions for interviews beforehand. *Begin with a PURPOSE STATEMENT Have an idea of where you are headed with your speech Is it to entertain, inform or persuade? *Allocate some time for planning Balance time: Proportional to information’s value. *Library and print sources are generally more reliable than electronic ***Beware of where you get your information **If you use statistics round off numbers it will make it easier for the listener to follow. Hard Evidence= Factual examples/ statistics Soft Evidence= Thoughts and opinions Evaluate you Information *DON’T PLAGIARIZE Give credit to any information you use *Be skeptical of your information Get high quality information, don’t settle just because it agrees with your point 7 Point test to determine the quality of your information 1) Is it factual? 2) Is it from a reliable source? 3) Is the information well supported? 4) Is the information current? 5) Is the information verifiable? 6) Is it fair? 7) Is the information comprehensive? *Evaluate with your critical thinking skills Be skeptical Organizational Quality of Speech *Preparing a speech 1) Select and narrow your topic 2) Determine your Purpose 3) Develop your central idea (thesis) *Should be an entire declarative sentence. 4) Generate your main ideas *Develop into 14 main ideas and detailed points of focus 1) Topical Organization *Be aware of primary focus: Don’t lose purpose! Principle of Primacy *Identify and detail most important point first 2) Chronological *Be a good story teller 3) Cause/Effect *Talk about situation that exists and then show the effect from the situation 4) Problem/Solution *Persuasive style speech *Talk about a problem and then talk about a solution Road mapping Versus Sign Posting Road mapping: Preview of all the points you will cover towards the end of the introduction Signposting: Refresh reader what your point is, then say what point it was and go into detail.