SPEECH TOPIC OUTLINE Explanation form

 Identify Purpose:   Informative, descriptive, persuasive, entertaining, etc.

Goal Statement:    General purpose what you are going to inform/describe, persuade  your audience

Thesis Statement: This is a sentence that will summarize your message-a list of three  items you may be discussing, or three aspects, issues/concerns.

Body

The main points of your speech. Discusses what you stated in the   thesis in the order in which you presented the information. Includes  an introduction that gets the audiences’ attention and transitional   statements as each topic is introduced.  During the body of the  speech, specifically during the introduction you can establish   credibility by either   quoting or citing information from sources  you have researched- newspapers, magazines, industry journals,  interviews and by gathering facts, figures, statistics, narratives or examples. Relating the topic to    the  audience will help gain immediate attention.

 Introduction

Attention Getter: A statement that gets attention through a passionate feelings, humor,personal experience,  an emotional component, a question that hooks   the audience in, or a statement of unusual, interesting or fascinating  facts.

Transition

 Statement:  Statements that help the speaker move graciously from subject to subject. A tie –in from last previous topic to the next topic.

Conclusion:   The summary of the main points with a memorable closing that ties back into the introduction statement.

References

 Rvsd 1/2010