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Do Now: • Here are six speech topics. Explain how you might relate each to your classmates in the introduction of a speech: • Social Security • Laughter • Steroids • Blood donation • Illiteracy • Soap operas Aim: How do you begin a good speech? Get attention and interest of your audience Reveal the topic of your speech Establish your credibility and goodwill Preview the body of the speech Aim: How do you begin a good speech? Get attention and interest of your audience 1. Relate the topic to your audience 2. State the importance of your topic 3. Startle the audience 4. Arouse the curiosity of the audience 5. Question the audience – Rhetorical Question: audience answers mentally 6. Begin with a quotation 7. Tell a story Aim: How do you begin a good speech? 1. Relate the topic 2. State the importance • Social Security 3. Startle the audience • Laughter 4. Around curiosity • Steroids 5. Question • Blood donation 6. Begin with a • Illiteracy quotation 7. Tell a story • Soap operas Aim: How do you begin a good speech? • Reveal the Topic –State clearly the topic –If not, listeners will be confused. And once they are confused, your chances of absorbing them into your speech are almost nil. –This is a very basic point, but often forgotten! Aim: How do you begin a good speech? • Establish Credibility and Goodwill –Credibility—the audience’s perception of whether a speaker is qualified to speak on a given topic –Goodwill—the audience’s perception of whether the speaker has the best interests of the audience in mind Aim: How do you begin a good speech? • Preview the Body of the Speech – Preview Statement-A statement in the introduction that identifies the main points to be discussed in the body of the speech – Prepares the listener for what’s ahead – Provide a smooth lead-in to the body Aim: How do you begin a good speech? Create an introduction: • Social Security 1. Gain the attention • Laughter 2. Reveal the topic • Steroids 3. Establish your credibility • Blood donation 4. Preview the body of • Illiteracy the speech • Soap operas Aim: How do you begin a good speech? 1. Keep it brief (no more than 10-20% of speech) 2. Be on the lookout for possible introductory materials as you develop your main points. 3. Be creative in devising your introduction. 4. Don’t worry about the exact wording until you have prepared the body of your speech. 5. Work out your introduction in detail.
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