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Outline Instructions


SPEECH OUTLINE

The speech outline has several parts which are outlined here.

Heading

The heading goes at the very top of your outline and contains four items: (1) your

name, (2) the title of your speech, (3) your specific speech purpose, and (4) your

thesis statement.

Introduction

The introduction follows the heading on the page and contains four parts: (1) your

attention-getting statement(s); (2) audience relevance statement(s); (3) your 

speaker credibility statement(s); and (4) a preview of your speech.

Body

The body of the speech should be organized in standard Roman numeral fashion

as in your textbook in Chapter 10 which also includes examples of speech 

outlines. Use indentation to separate parts of the outline as in Chapter 10.

Remember that each line, whether a Major Topic line, such as I, II, III, 

minor topic line, such as A, B, or C, support material line such as 1, 2, 3, and

a, b, c, etc. MUST be a complete sentence. If you have problems constructing

your outline, see me or your supplemental instructor in my office.

Conclusion

The conclusion has two parts to it: (1) a brief summary of the main ideas in your

speech, and (2) a closing statement.

 

 

 

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