SPEECH PLANNER       (originally devised by D. Holub, MSU)

 

< a standard template usable for every presentation you ever make in your life >

 

 

 

SPEECH PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE  STATEMENT: After hearing my speech, my listeners will be

         able to ________________________________________________________________.

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           I.    INTRODUCTION

 

A.   Attention Getter  (captures the attention & interest of listeners)

B.  Preview   (mentions the subject & why it is important/interesting; establishes

                           goodwill between speaker & listener)

 

A.   Thesis Statement -  (expresses your main idea or proposition)

 

 

           II.    BODY   a.k.a “Discussion”

 

A.   First Step  [or First Point]  (in support of your Thesis Statement)

a.    Example, Illustration, Technique, etc.  (in support of your First Point)

b.    Example, Illustration, Technique, etc.   (in support of your First Point)

   etc.  ,  etc.  

 

B.   Second Step  [or  Second Point] 

      1.

 

      2.

 

C.   Third Step  [or Third Point]

      1.

 

      2.

                     

D. Additional steps? – REMEMBER TIME  & COMPREHENSION LIMITS!

 

         III.    CONCLUSION

 

A.   Review  (summarizes key points / rephrase & restate the thesis)

B.  Concluding Statement (“Clincher”)  (finishes off your presentation in a concrete way)

                          

 

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