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SCOM 1000, Chp. 9

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SCOM 1000, Chp. 9 SCom 1000

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How to construct a speech
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Hagar Notetaker on Tuesday September 27, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SCom 1000 at Georgia State University taught by Athanasios in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 10 views.


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Date Created: 09/27/16
SCOM1000 9/27/16 Chp.9 Inversion What makes a good topic? 1. Importance to speaker a. Deep meaning & care 2. Interest of audience a. Novelty, solution to problems 3. Worthy of listener’s time a. Should benefit listener in some way 4. Appropriation of scope a. Must fall within time limit 5. Appropriateness to rhetorical situation a. Use humor 6. Clarify a. Connect each section clearly How to choose 1. Make personal inventory a. Help determine topic & interests audience 2. Brainstorm a. Don’t censor 3. Narrow the topic a. Fit time limit Strategic Plan 1. Identify purpose a. Provide new info to people i. Moves audience from general knowledge to specifics b. Agenda setting i. Draws attention to topic audience doesn’t care about c. Create positive or negative feelings d. Strengthening commitment i. Move audience from casual favor to sense of purpose e. Weakening commitment f. Conversion i. Persuade to change their mind/replace set of beliefs g. Inducing a specific action i. Appeal to audiences’ motivation SCOM1000 9/27/16 2. Identify constraint and options a. Constraints i. Audiences in general 1. Have limited attention span ii. From information obtained from your audience 1. From your ethos: trustworthy, dynamics, & energetic iii. Nature of topic itself 1. Too technical or removed iv. Rhetorical situation 1. Speak doesn’t offer much time to influence of f b. Opportunities i. Should have info advantage over listening ii. Comes from your audience analysis, which sheds light on attitudes, beliefs, & values of audience 3. Selecting the means a. Important decisions will help you achieve your purpose i. How will you lead audience to your conclusion? ii. How will you structure piece? iii. How will you word speech? iv. How will you present your speech? 4. Develop purpose a. Purpose statement i. Review 7 general purposes ii. The one you pick describes and is your general purpose iii. You must develop specific purpose statement Thesis Statement 1. Concise statement of central claim 2. Specific purpose identifies what you want audience to take from speech a. Thesis is what you’ll put in speech 3. Purpose is desire for audience to react a. Thesis summarizes content of speech Analyze Thesis 1. Questions identify issues contained in your topic 2. By answering questions, you equip your audience with information 3. Identify issues servers you in number of ways 4. Returning what speech must cover 5. Directs research directly 6. Allows you to modify your thesis clearly SCOM1000 9/27/16 Research  Types of supportive material 1. Personal experience 2. Common Knowledge 3. Direct Observations  Linked to personal experiences 4. Examples  Brief examples, hypothetical examples, anecdotes, etc. 5. Documents  Supersedes opinion (ex: someone’s will, contracts, etc.) 6. Statistics 7. Testimony  Factual (quote expert) or opinion (formulate from experience)


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