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FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH (SPCM101)

Organizing and Outlining the Informative Speech


All informative speeches have an identifiable introduction, body, and conclusion with at least five oral
citations.
Introduction: The introduction should compel the audience to listen through the use of an attentiongetter and provide a preview. The preview includes the thesis statement and an overview of the main
points.
Body: Most informative speeches should contain no more than three main points, organized in a way
that helps the audience make sense of the message. Once the main points and organizational pattern are
set, identify what evidence supports which main point and place these sub-points in the correct
location.
Conclusion: All informative speeches should include a brief summary of the main points. No new
information should be given to the audience in the conclusion. An effective conclusion leaves the
audience thinking about the speakers message.
Time: 5:00 min to 6:00 min. (Must stay within the time limit)
References: Must use at least 5 sources and your outline should include a list of your sources.
Outline: Informative Speech Outline must be filled out. Make sure it is typed. Final outlines should be
handed in right before the presentation.
Note cards or outlines can be used during the presentation.
Presentation Aids: Presentation aid is required for informative speech.

Outline for Informative Speech

Speaker: Tristan Aniceto


Title: Milwaukee, The City of Festivals
Specific Purpose: Enlighten people about the gem of the Midwest
Thesis Statement: Often overlooked by its next-door neighbor Chicago, Milwaukee is a city that possesses
all the qualities of a world-class city while retaining the atmosphere of a tight-knit local community.

Introduction
I.

Attention-getter (quotation, story, rhetorical question, surprising statements, humor, etc.): If someone
were to ask me where I lived, I would usually answer with, Hour north of Chicago.

II. Reveal the topic: But Milwaukee is a city that stands on its own as a world-class city, whose uniqueness
and personality cant be found anywhere else.
III. Motivate the audience (make the topic relevant and/or establish credibility): Living by New York City,
most of you
IV. Preview (each main point):
First . . .
Next . . .
Finally . . .
(Transition)

Body
I. Main point 1
A. Sub-point and/or supporting material (such as a statistic or a quotation etc.)
B. Sub-point and/or supporting material
(Transition)
II. Main point 2
A. Sub-point and/or supporting material
B. Sub-point and/or supporting material
(Transition)
III. Main point 3

A. Sub-point and/or supporting material


B. Sub-point and/or supporting material

Conclusion
I. Transition to conclusion (finally, in conclusion, in summary, let me close by saying, looking back, etc.)
II. Summarize (overall theme) and review (the main points):
III. Creative concluding thought (end with impact; quotation, stories, rhetorical question, dramatic statement,
etc.):

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