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Transcript of Speech Preparation
Attention Getting Devices
Share Thesis Statement
Preview of Main Points
The Process in a Nutshell
Keep consulting research
Key Word Note Card
Evidence Cards (if needed)
General ideas appear first (Main Points)
Specific ideas follow (Sub Points)
All information on the same level has the same significance
Example: All Main Points (I. II. III.) are on the same level
If you are going to divide a main point into sub points, you need to have 2 sub points to do so.
Chain of Support
Evidence supports sub points
Sub points support main points
Main points support thesis
Found throughout the Speech
Keep the speaker and audience on track
Key Words Only
Evidence Cards if Required
Once you complete your research, it's time to begin outline construction
Once you have your topic and specific purpose statement,
create your thesis statement
Next, you need to
do more research!
Research can be categorized
into two types
You also need to make sure
the evidence you find is...
within 5 to 7 years
depending on the topic
Accurate and able to
Looks at all sides of
the issue or topic;
little to no bias
When creating an outline, begin with the
Body of the outline first
The Body of a speech consists of
Main points and Sub points.
Support the Thesis Statement
Support the Main Points
Make sure to keep consulting your evidence as you are developing your main points and sub points.
When the body of the speech is complete
and the evidence is in order,
begin to work on the introduction or
You're almost done!
Don't forget the Transitions!
To get ready for your presentation,
create note cards!
Sometimes the most difficult task
is choosing the topic!
A systematic method of organizing your ideas
Don't forget about General Purpose
and Specific Purpose Statements.
Make sure to narrow your
topic once you find one!
You might have to go back and change your thesis statement a bit after you have completed your research and the body of your speech.
That's totally okay!
Remember, if you hadn't created the thesis statement FIRST, you wouldn't have a place to begin!
Complete Transitions include:
Signpost word or phrase