Informative speech

Informative speech

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Topics for this informative presentation should address something applicable to work life (e.g. new technologies, changes in regulation, industry trends). Learning more about CURRENT business events or “hot topics” in the workplace. Topics should be informative, substantive topics on current issues of concern in business and professional settings, supported with material from business related sources ( e.g. the wall street journal, trains, business new programs,etc) You must cite at least three different sources for information that you used in preparing it. Follow this outline: Topic: Title that suggests the topic of your speech General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: Your specific purpose identifies the information you want to communicate in the mode you have chosen. Thesis: The central idea of your speech. I. Introduction A. Attention Getter: Something that grabs the attention of the audience. Examples of this: startling statistics, stories, rhetorical questions, quotations, scenarios, etc. This point should be more than one sentence long. B. Reason to Listen: Why should the audience listen to your speech? Make it personal to each of them. C. Credibility Statement: 1. What personally connects you to this topic? 2. What type of research have you done to establish credibility? D. Thesis & Preview of Main Points: (this preview should reinforce the mode you have selected) I. Thesis: 1. First, I will describe … 2. Second, I will examine … 3. Third, I will discuss… II. Restate thesis. A. Statement of the first main point; you should not use a source in this sentence. 1. Idea of development or support for the first main point a. Support material (ex: statistics, quotation, etc.- cite source) 2. More development or support a. Support material (ex: statistics, quotation, etc.- cite source) 3. More development or support a. Support material (ex: statistics, quotation, etc. – cite source) B. Statement of second main point. Do not use a source in this statement. 1. Idea of development or support for the first main point a. Support material (ex: statistics, quotation, etc.- cite source) 2. More development or support a. Support material (ex: statistics, quotation, etc.- cite source) 3. More development or support a. Support material (ex: statistics, quotation, etc. – cite source) C. Statement of third main point. Do not use a source in this statement. 1. Idea of development or support for the first main point a. Support material (ex: statistics, quotation, etc.- cite source) 2. More development or support a. Support material (ex: statistics, quotation, etc.- cite source) 3. More development or support a. Support material (ex: statistics, quotation, etc. – cite source) III. Conclusion A. Review of Main Points: 1. Restate your first main point. 2. Restate your second main point. 3. Restate you third main point. B. Restate Thesis C. Closure: Develop a creative closing that will give the speech a sense of ending. This point may be more than one sentence. You should refer back to your Attention Getter. Please emphasize a clear thesis and incorporate the sources into the text with appropriate citation. Make sure it’s a current event. Chose an interesting topic.