INFORMATIVE SPEECH OUTLINE
Title (Centered at top of page)
Write out thesis statement (includes title of speech plus the 3 main points of your speech in a complete sentence.)
B. Importance/Relevance (tell audience why this topic is important to them; arouse interest; answer the “So What?” question)
C. Purpose: as a result of listening to this speech you will be able to . . . ?
D. Establish Your Qualifications
E. State the three main points of your speech – Forecast, transition
A. 1st main point
1. supporting information to explain 1st main point
2. “ “ “ “ “ “ “
B. 2nd main point
1. supporting information to explain 2nd main point
2. “ “ “ “ “ “ “
C. 3rd main point
1. supporting information to explain 3rd main point
2. “ “ “ “ “ “ “
1. Brief summation of 1st main point
2. Brief summation of 2nd main point
3. Brief summation of 3rd main point
1. Closing statement – make it strong so it will be remembered.
2. “Are there any questions?”
1. A full key-word outline must be submitted via the dropbox (including a final Bibliography with five sources). Points will be deducted if you do a sentence outline (must be key word).
2. Include at least one visual aid.
3. Your informative speech must be a minimum of 6 minutes and a maximum of 7 minutes. Your persuasive speech is a minimum of 8 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes. As with the other speeches and presentations, you will lose points if you go over the allotted time for your speech.
4. Points deducted if you do not include 3 oral quotes (as described below). Points deducted if 5 sources not included at end of outline.
NOTE: In your speech you must cite at least three sources to support the information you use to inform your audience. These three quotations must be written out in full, with quotation marks around them, and their sources must be cited parenthetically (along with exact page numbers or paragraph numbers if it is an online source) in your outline. You will also state each quotation orally while giving your speech. A reference section at the end of your outline will include the full citation information in APA 5th edition style for each source. Points will be deducted if these quotes and sources are not in your outline and if they are not cited orally during your speech, or included in your bibliography.
In short, the three quotations and their sources must be written word for word in your outline. Each quote in your outline should be followed by proper parenthetical information, such as (Smith, 1999, p. 72). Only one quote per source will be counted toward the three. Thus, you can’t pick all 3 quotes from the same source. Again, be sure to use quotation marks at the beginning and ending of each quote so I know what information is yours/not yours. If citing a book, state the title of the book and the author’s name. If citing an article, you must state the title of the article, author, title of the periodical, and the date. An example of each follows:
“95% of all college students take oral communication classes as part of their General Education requirements,” according to Joe Doe in his book titled Communicating on College Campuses Today (Doe, 2000, p. 12).
“95% of all college students take oral communication classes as part of their General Education requirements,” according to Joe Doe in his article entitled “Communicating on College Campuses Today” in the January 1, 1998, edition of Time (Doe, 1998, p. 3).
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