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Introductory Speech

Why we speak?

The general purpose of  any speech  is to inform, to entertain, to persuade or  honor

When a person defines, describes, explain and instruct it is called
informative speech

To find a specific purpose, one has to focus on the measurable behavior change

Pick a verb to describe specifically how the audience will change to identify the special purpose.



The structure

Key ideas are the basis  are the basic blocks of a thesis.

Thesis  is  giving an idea about the specific purpose of the speech in one sentence.

Outlines help stay on the topic, in an organized fashion so supporting materials and idea can  reach the audience.

Outlines include  introduction, body  and conclusion of the speech.

Introduction has attention getting title, benefit of the audience, credibility and the thesis statement.

The  body has three to five main points about the topic

The conclusion has the summery of the speech and memorable ending


The Introduction, body and conclusion

The Introduction helps capture the audience’s attention

Relate the audience  to the speaker

Helps the speaker to build credibility

Introduce  the topic and gives the preview of the topic

The body of speech has the main points

The  main points may be arranged in chronical order, topical order, comparative,
motivational, a solution to a problem or casual

The conclusion is way to repeating the introduction

The conclusion is a summary of the speech.

A statement that connects to the audience is  a great way to end the conclusion



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