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Outlining the Speech The Preparation and the Speech Outlines
Guidelines for the Preparation Outline • The Preparation Outline: A detailed outline developed during the process of speech preparation that includes the title, specific purpose, central idea, introduction, main points, subpoints, connectives, conclusion and bibliography 1. State the specific purpose of your speech 2. Identify the central idea 3. Label the introduction, body, and conclusion
Guidelines for the Preparation Outline 4. Use a consistent pattern of symbolism and identification • Ex: I. Main Point A. Subpoint B. Subpoint 1. Sub-subpoint a. Sub-subpoint 5. Visual Frame Work: The pattern of the symbolization and indentation in a speech 6. State main points in full sentences • Full sentences ensure fully developed ideas 7. Label transitions
Guidelines for the Preparation Outline 8. Attach a bibliography 9. Give your speech a title a. Be brief b. Attract audience attention c. Encapsulate main point of the speech • Ex. Gambling Addiction vs. Against All Odds, Living with Deafness vs. The Sounds of Silence, Unsafe Drinking Water vs. Toxins on Tap • Question Titles: Do you Really Think You Can Beat the Odds? Can You See What I’m Saying?
Guidelines for the Speaking Outline • The Speaking Outline: A brief outline used to jog a speaker’s memory during the presentation of a speech 1. Use the same visual framework as your preparation outline 2. Make sure the outline is legible 3. Keep outline as brief as possible 4. Give yourself cues for delivering the speech • Delivery cues: Directions in a speaking outline to help a speaker remember how she or he wants to deliver key parts of the speech