Basic Skeleton of Formatting Speech Outline

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Basic Skeleton of the format for your Outline
Please do not use Headers and Footers
Note that everything is double-spaced
Your name and section (p20)
Speech # and type
Due date
General Purpose: to inform
Specific Purpose: 1 to inform the p20 public speaking class about the role of assassins in our government. Thesis Statement
INTRODUCTION
The introduction is written out in paragraph form. (two paragraphs)
Contents of the introduction: (60 sec.)
An attention-getting device, tell us a story.
Establish your credentials to speak on this topic.
Establish why this audience should be interested in your topic.
Preview the two or three main ideas in your speech.
Transition statement connecting your introduction to the body of your speech BODY
I. Your first main assertion.
A. A sub-assertion that narrows and proves your first main idea.
1. Proof, support, evidence that proves “A” to be true. The specific source of this information MUST be given. NOT a .com, .edu, .org, or any other kind of “dot.”
2. A totally different source of proof, support, evidence that proves “A” to be true. The specific source of this information MUST be given. NOT a .com, .edu, .org, or any other kind of “dot.” Transition to your second sub-assertion

B. A second sub-assertion that narrows and proves your first main idea.
1. Proof, support, evidence that proves “B” to be true. The specific source of this information MUST be given. NOT a .com, .edu, .org, or any other kind of “dot.”
2. A totally different source of proof, support, evidence that proves “B” to be true. The specific source of this information MUST be given. NOT a .com, .edu, .org, or any other kind of “dot.” Transition to your second main assertion

II. Your second main idea.
A. A sub-assertion that narrows and proves your second main idea.
1. Proof, support, evidence that proves “A” to be true. The...
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