Speech Outline

Step 1 – Preparation

Research the following and more.

What: Topic (Message, the theme).

Why: the Purpose of speech:

Who: the Audience, other speakers:

Where: the venue

When: the Time, Date, Season, and the occasion.

How: How long will you be speaking? How will you organize your talk (Method of Organization)?, and How will you present it(Method of Presentation).

Step 2 – Introduction

  1. Attention getter (one of the openings):
  2. Thesis Statement:
  3. Credibility:
  4. Summative Overview:
  5. Benefits:

Step 3 – Body

  1. Transition (to move from introduction to the body): –
  2. Main Point 1: –
    Supporting points (sub-points): –

Examples: –

Explain (details): –

Media: –

  1. Transition: –
  2. Main Point 2: –
    Supporting points (sub-points): –

Examples: –

Explain (details): –

Media: –

  1. Transition: –
  2. Main Point 3: –
    Supporting points (sub-points): –

Examples: –

Explain (details): –

Media: –

  1. Transition (from the body to conclusion) – Consider Q & A before this transition. (Ideally before one more point to share.)

Step 4 – Conclusion

  1. Summary of Main Points: – 1, 2, and 3
  2. Restate the thesis: –
  3. Restate the benefits: –
  4. Powerful closing (one of the methods) & a Call to Action:-

 

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