BASIC SPEECH STRUCTURE

INTRODUCTION

Attention-getters

Need

Reveal the topic and your interest or point of view.

Establish credibility and good will with the audience.

Preview the body of the speech.

BODY                      

(Signposts throughout speech)

Main points (2-5)

Types of organization patterns

Support

Use a variety of support (facts/statistics, testimony, examples), picked for your particular audience.

Make sure each point is developed completely before going on to the next.

If needed, summarize the point before making a transition to the next point.

Document your sources to add credibility. Use recent, credible sources and cite them in your speech when necessary.

Factors of attention, understanding and remembering need to be used.

CONCLUSION

Summarize

Close with impact