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Transcript of Outlines
To help you prepare for all of your speeches.
Outlines help you have an "informal style," which is what is preferred in public speaking.
I. Main Point (Roman Numeral)
A. Supporting Point (Capital Letter)
1. Supporting Material (Arabic Number)
a. evidence (small letter)
II. Main Point #2
Standard Outline Form
General to Specific
Cause and Effect
Problem - Solution
Types of Organization for the Body of your Speech
75-85% of the speech
The speaker’s message is presented
Main points of the speech
Most important part
Develops the Central Idea - the major points
Supporting Material - proves or clarifies the central idea and main points
Purpose of the Body of your Speech
Last chance to achieve the purpose of your speech.
Final Impression left on the audience.
Some say it’s the most important part.
Start off with Humor
Begin with a brief story
Ask a Rhetorical Question
Begin with a statistic
Refer to a previous speaker
Refer to familiar terms
Begin with a definition
Begin with a Startling Statement
Start with a quotation
List a Series of Examples
Types of Introductions
“In Addition”, “Furthermore"
Also, again, as well as, besides, moreover, similarly, coupled with, likewise
Write out your main points in complete sentences.
Support each main point
Develop your conclusion after you have written your body.
Write in your transitions.
Write you Introduction last.
Other tips for writing in standard outline form
Divide outline into three parts
Use standard outline form
Order of Outline Writing
Main Points (also must be written in complete sentences) - they support and clarify your central idea.
Supporting material - proves your main points.
What needs to be contained in the Body of your Speech?
Advice on the the Body of the Speech
Advice on Conclusions
End with a Call to Action
End with a Rhetorical Question
End with a Positive Vision of the Future
End with a Restatement of your Central Idea
End with a summary of the Main Ideas developed in your speech
End with a Negative Vision of the Future
Types of Conclusions
Present central idea (always write in a complete sentence)
Indicate your qualifications
Give your audience a reason to listen
Preview your main points
Check out one of Jessie’s DVDs or Youtube/Vimeo some.
Google your favorite politicians, comics, writers, etc. and find some examples.
Example of a Self-Introductory
Look at an outline
Advice for Introductions