What are the differences between Public Speaking and Conversation?
Three major differences:
How to develop Introduction:
1) Selecting a Topic (Brainstorming)
2) Determining general purpose
3) Determine specific purpose
Topic: Music Therapy
General purpose: To inform
Specific purpose: To inform my audience about the benefit of music therapy for people with psychological or cognitive ability.
The central idea is a concise statement of what you expect to say. Sometimes it is called the thesis statement, the subject statement or the major thought.
Topic: Music therapy
Central idea: Music therapy developed as a formal model of treatment during the twentieth century, utilizes a number of methods, and is explained by several theories that account for its success.
A good introduction serves to:
■Gain the audience’s attention and willingness to listen.
■Preview the topic, purpose, and main ideas of the speech.
■ Establish your credibility to speak on the topic.
■Motivate the audience to accept your goals.
The major points developed in the body of a speech. Most speeches contain from two to five main points.
The main points are the central features of your speech.
No matter what kind of speech you are giving, the conclusion has two major functions:
1) To let the Audience know you are ending the Speech.
Signal the end of the speech. One way is through what you say. “in conclusion,” my purpose has been,” “let me end by saying,”……
Get Attention and Interest
Determining General purpose
Determine Specific purpose
Central idea/Thesis statement
1) Main point
Supporting material (examples, statistics, and testimony)
Signal the end of the speech
Summarize your speech
Ending with a quotation
Make a dramatic statement
Refer to the introduction
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