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Outlining the Speech Chapter 11
The 2 Types of Outlines �Preparation Outline (“The Outline”) �Typed, 1 -2 pages, due day of speech. �Precise (standard) format. �Speaking Outline (The Speaker’s Notecards) �White 3 x 5 cards. �Find a style that works for you.
Preparation Outline Elements �Purpose and Specific Purpose statements �Clearly labeled introduction, body, and conclusion. Optional Title �Standard pattern of symbolization and indentation �Main and sub-points in complete sentences �Attach bibliography or embed sources in the speech �Transition statements
Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about… I. III. INTRODUCTION (centered) Attnention-getter (either full attn-getter or brief description of what you will say) Thesis (complete sentence or two) Preview (complete sentences) BODY I. Main point one (complete sentence) A. Sub-point one (complete sentence) 1. Sub-sub-point one (fragment) 2. Sub-sub-point two B. Sub-point two Transition statement II. Main Point two (as Main Point I) Transition statement III. Main point three I. II. CONCLUSION Reinforce central idea Note of finality
Speaking (Notecard) Elements �Follow the same visual framework as the preparation. �Plainly legible. �As brief as possible (keywords and quotations/sources). �Include delivery cues. �Number your notecards.