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Effective Public Speaking

by: Felipa Murphy

Effective Public Speaking SPA 270

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Felipa Murphy
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Felipa Murphy on Saturday September 12, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to SPA 270 at West Virginia University taught by Carolyn Atkins in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see /class/202666/spa-270-west-virginia-university in OTHER at West Virginia University.


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Date Created: 09/12/15
Sample Informative Speech Outline This is offered as an example only Do NOT use the content in this outline INTRODUCTION Hopefully we will be achieving one of our major goals in life soon graduating from college All the tests papers and projects will be over What a relief Although we will no longer have to worry about grades we will have to worry about something even more important getting a job It will determine our future how we live where we live and whether or not we are happy with what we do Therefore we need to know how to interview for a job Subject Sentence There are four steps to follow in preparing for the job interview Connective To begin with BODY I You must thoroughly research the company A Internet give example on using the Internet B Publications give examples of government sources other career publications C People what types of people can you contact Connective Second 11 You must thoroughly analyze and prepare yourself A Verbal Communication 1 What are your strengths and weaknesses Give examples 2 What can you do to improve your weaknesses Give examples B Nonverbal Communication 1 What are your strengths and weaknesses Give examples 2 What can you do to improve your weaknesses Give examples C Appearance 1 According to Ann Johnston s 2004 Dressing to Get the Job You should wear the following types of clothing to the interview Examples 2 These types of clothing are considered to be unprofessional Examples Connective 7 Next 111 You should anticipate questions and answers A Questions asked by the interviewer 1 In the May 2004 issue of Job Digest Clarice Stevens lists these routine questions commonly asked at a job interview List questions 2 Other questions may include List questions B Questions asked by the interviewee 1 In the November 2004 issue of Career Magazine John Simons states Interviewees must also be prepared to ask appropriate questions if they want to be perceived as strong interested viable candidates 2 Simons encourages the interviewee to ask the following types of questions List questions Connective 7 Finally to lessen anxiety on the big day IV You should prepare everything that you need the night before the interview A Portfolio give examples of what it should contain B Clothing cite sources and their recommendations for career clothing C Transportation Connective To summarize CONCLUSION In order to prepare for the job interview you should research the company analyze yourself anticipate questions and answers and prepare the night before This preparation may make the difference in how you approach each work day for the rest of your life dreading it or looking forward to it If you fail to prepare you may be preparing to fail Note to students Label introduction subject sentence body conclusion and connectives Connectives may be one word a phrase or a sentence Write out the introduction main points and conclusion in complete sentences Refer to at least three sources in the speech outline and verbally in the speech Use the Speech Data and Bibliography Sheet as a cover for the outline Use proper outline format For example if there is an A there should be a B If there is a 1 there should be 2 Use parallel wording for all of your main points For example The rst step is The second step is Develop each main point with support material e g examples definitions statistics quotations personal experiences analogies


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