good topic

Topic is one of your own choosing (person, hobby, craft, place (s), and item/thing)

6-8 minutes

30 seconds of ‘Grace’ allowed…meaning 30 seconds /- (5 ½ to 8 ½ minutes)

5 sources which must be verbally cited during the presentation

You can use yourself as a source, but no need to verbally cite

Smith, Frank. “Self Experience.”

Verbally cite the Who (author), What (Title/content), and When (date of source)

Date all sources except self experiences

Bibliography page in APA 6th edition documentation style

*you can use online self-help documentation formats (they do it for you)

Visual aids 1 {take homes, poster board, pics, etc. …

Power point will count as a visual aid

Can use Video clip such as ‘You Tube’ must be no longer than 1 minute in length

Can use video or power point on screen w/o audio during entire presentation

Type/keyboard outline

2 copies of the outline must be submitted with Bib. page

Introduction: 1 Begin this opening paragraph with a question, statement or quotation from a source you will use in the speech. We call this a “capture step”. The opening paragraph is written out in complete sentence form. 2 Introduce your topic to the audience.3 Be sure to “preview” the three major points relative to the topic introduced. 4 The last sentence must be a transition to the first major point. A transition is a ‘bridge’ to the next major point or segment of the speech.

I. The first major point is written out in complete sentence form.

A. The sub points are written in complete sentence form as well.

B. A sub point can be a quote, visual aid or statistic.

1. Generally, avoid sub-dividing a sub point.

2. If you go this far in outlining, go no further

C. Note cards are written on 3×5 or 4×6 cards in black/blue ink or typed.

Transition: The transition is read to provide a ‘bridge’ to the next point.

II. The second major point is written to support the topic/subject presented.

Allow a sub point to be a video clip such as “You Tube”.

Video clips can be no more than 1 minute in length with audio.

Provide no more than three sub points to support major points.

Transition: This transition will lead into the last major point introduced.

III. The third major point is written to support the topic you are presenting.

Make sure each major point and sub point are written in complete

sentence form.

You may use posters, handouts, ‘pics’, power-point and magazines to be used as visual aids.

Be sure all visuals are BIG enough to be seen by ALL the audience.

Conclusion: 1 The conclusion should summarize the topic and three major points covered during the presentation. Avoid introducing a new idea not previously discussed. 2 Let your speech conclusion with a question, statement or source quotation. We call this a “memorable” moment. Remember to TELL, TELL, TELL. Audiences generally remember the first and last things said in a speech.

Dont forget to also use a power point presentation on the topic you choose and also dont forget to cite the sources after each paragraph.

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