Selecting Informative Speech Topics
Selecting Informative Speech Topics SPC 205
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Andrew Isbell on Wednesday September 14, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SPC 205 at Tri-County Technical College taught by Kimberly K. Harp in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 6 views. For similar materials see Public Speaking in Speech & Communication at Tri-County Technical College.
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Selecting topics for an informative speech Andrew Isbell Things to consider when selecting the topic: Who is the audience? Is the topic relevant (to the audience)? Should the audience be told this? / Does it benefit them to know this? Can the topic be covered in the time frame? Ways to consider topics: Word Associate Categorize ideas into sections such as People, Places, Events and etc. and fill in what you can Find pictures and make associations from the photos found Once a topic is selected: Make a thesis statement which sums up the main point of the speech Informative thesis state the topic and gives the idea about what you’ll be discussing about the topic Persuasive thesis state the topic, what side you’re on, what you’re trying to prove, and your basic line of argument Make sure you state your topic candidly Do you state your topic early? Is it clear what your advocating? (persuasive speech) Does it indicate the kinds of information you will be giving? Does it indicate the line of argument you will be presenting? (persuasive speech) Could it be worded better Informative Thesis Statement: Addiction is an allencompassing issue that all people should be knowledgeable about. Persuasive Thesis Statement: Many people each election, especially those ages 1825 choose consistently not to vote; this isn’t the best way to make change. Types of Organizational Arrangements Chronological Pattern The sinking of the Titanic Changes to the U.S. flag How to put a bicycle together Spatial Pattern Organizing main points by geographic location Like a tour guide Causal Pattern (causeeffect) ProblemSolution Pattern Topical Pattern AKA Categorical Pattern All individual points relate back to the theme of your speech Narrative Pattern Topics are organized in story form
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