Speech Outline

Step 1 – Preparation

7 Steps to Preparing a Great Speech or Presentation

Step 2 – Introduction

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

[The main purpose of the intro is to open the talk, orient the audience, and preview what you will be talking about]

Step 3 – Body

  1. Transition (to move from introduction to the body): –
  2. Main Point 1: – use the PREP framework for each main point.
    Supporting points (sub-points): –

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Explain (details): –

Media: –

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

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Explain (details): –

Media: –

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

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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:-

 

**When I transition, I rephrase the last point (last P in prep), move on the stage to a different position and at the same time use hand gestures to show the conclusion of the last point and introduction of a new point.

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