Communications

Choose a famous person of historical significance. The person must be researchable and all topics must be approved. Please make sure to post your person of choice to the discussion board and check back for my feedback. You must use 2 sources for this speech and one source must be from a non-website source (book, newspaper, journal, etc.).

Information to research: date of birth/death, where they grew up, educational and family background, jobs/careers, reason they are famous, what you found most interesting about the person. The speech should be organized chronologically. There should be three distinct points for the speech. In your introduction, perhaps in the credibility statement, mention why you chose to research this person.

Outline check list
___ Specific purpose statement indicates precisely what you want the audience to know or believe. It is written in ONE complete sentence.
___The central idea is a complete sentence of what specifically you intend to say in the speech. It also encapsulates the main points of your speech. It is written in ONE complete sentence.
___ Introduction, Body, and Conclusion are clearly listed, centered, bolded.
Your introduction includes:
___ Attention getter
___ Topic
___ Credibility
___ Preview
___ All main points are written in complete sentences.
___ All sub-points, sub-sub-points, and sub-sub-sub-points are written in complete sentences.
___ Sources are cited with each piece (fact, example, testimony) of information.
___ Conclusion is written out, in complete sentences, with what you will say and/or do.
Conclusion does the following:
___ Signals the end of the speech with a phrase such as “In conclusion,” “to conclude,” “to sum up,” “to end my speech,” “to draw to an end” etc.
___ Summarizes the main points
___ Conclusion includes a kicker: quotation, final thought, question, reference to the attention getting technique at the beginning, etc.
___ I have my work cited page with the correct number of sources numbered and listed in alphabetical order. MLA/APA format.
___I have practiced my speech at least twice.

SPS: One sentence stating what you intend to do with the speech.
CI: One sentence explaining what you will say in your speech.

Introduction
I. Attention Getter: The way you greet the audience and capture the attention of your listeners.
II. Reveal topic/ thesis statement: A sentence in the introduction specifying the purpose and the subject of the speech.
III. Establish Credibility: The process of presenting yourself to the audience and establishing your credibility to persuade your audience that you are “trustworthy” enough to speak about the subject.
IV. Preview statement: An overview of the main points of the speech.

Body
(Connective: A sentence signaling to the audience the end of the introduction and the beginning of the main part of the speech. – note this is in parenthesis and is centered.)

Main point I: A detailed presentation of the main points and ideas of the speech; a description of your supporting ideas along with examples and visuals to explain and/or clarify your points.
A. Sub point (supports main point)
1. Sub-sub-point (supports the sub-point)
a. Sub-sub-sub-point (supports the sub-sub-point)
i. Sub-sub-sub-sub point (supports the sub-sub-sub point)

(Connective: A sentence signaling to the audience the end of the previous main point and now you are moving on to the next main point. – note this is in parenthesis and is centered.)

Main point II: A detailed presentation of the main points and ideas of the speech; a description of your supporting ideas along with examples and visuals to explain and/or clarify your points.
A. Sub point (supports main point)
1. Sub-sub-point (supports the sub-point)
a. Sub-sub-sub-point (supports the sub-sub-point)

(Connective: A sentence signaling to the audience the end of the previous main point and now you are moving on to the next main point. – note this is in parenthesis and is centered.)

Main point III: A detailed presentation of the main points and ideas of the speech; a description of your supporting ideas along with examples and visuals to explain and/or clarify your points.
A. Sub point (supports main point)
1. Sub-sub-point (supports the sub-point)
a. Sub-sub-sub-point (supports the sub-sub-point)

Conclusion
I Signal the end: A sentence signaling to the audience the end of the body part of the speech and the beginning of the concluding part of the speech.

II Paraphrasing of the Main Points: Restatement of your main points and ideas and emphasis on those parts of your speech you really want your audience to remember.

III Kicker: A final sentence (it may be presented in the form of a rhetorical question), where you emphasize to the audience your key statement
Works Cited at the bottom (for help use easybib.com)

** Note that you DO NOT write what is underlined in your outline, they are included here as an explanation of what they are and why you need them.
Outline check list
___ Specific purpose statement indicates precisely what you want the audience to know or believe. It is written in ONE complete sentence.
___The central idea is a complete sentence of what specifically you intend to say in the speech. It also encapsulates the main points of your speech. It is written in ONE complete sentence.
___ Introduction, Body, and Conclusion are clearly listed, centered, bolded.
Your introduction includes:
___ Attention getter
___ Topic
___ Credibility
___ Preview
___ All main points are written in complete sentences.
___ All sub-points, sub-sub-points, and sub-sub-sub-points are written in complete sentences.
___ Sources are cited with each piece (fact, example, testimony) of information.
___ Conclusion is written out, in compl

Last Updated on March 26, 2020