People take public speaking courses
for many reasons: some because they feel shy and want to be able to
speak confidently when the need arises; some are required to take them
for their majors; some simply need an elective and choose this course.
Whatever the reason for taking the course, it serves well to be able to
present ideas clearly. Attendance is important for the class since when
one is not speaking, one is a necessary part of the audience.
General Objectives: The
development of clear and effective oral communication, including:
speeches in public
carefully and thinking critically
speeches of others
to support point of view.
The catalogue description of this
EN 410 Public Speaking
development of clear and effective oral communication. Students will
learn discussion techniques and prepare and deliver various types of
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your outline that if you divide something, and it has only one
subdivision, it is not divided; you have just elaborated on it.
If you have a I,
you must have at least a II.
If you have an A,
you must have at least a B.
The outline must be
The form for
an outline is as illustrated –›
II. ...and so on...
The chart below is an
illustration of the outline which your formal speeches should
have. Click on the picture to enlarge it. This may be printed.
Below are examples of previous students' outlines. They
serve simply as an example and are not to be printed.
You may take notes on these.
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All of the speech outlines below are good, but one, at least, does not
have a clincher. Yours should have all those elements: the different
orientations listed and an attention-getter as well as a clincher. In a
most cases, you should also have a list of references on a separate
page. Your note cards will not be the same as your outline. On those,
you must have the first and last sentence, but you might not want to
include your entire outline. The outline is handed in; the note cards
are not. You may want to use your cards when you work with a tutor in
the Audrey Bard Skills Center.
Final Speech Outline One
Final Speech Outline Two
Final Speech Outline Three