Former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice

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Lindsey Humphries
Mrs. McCaucly
Speaking before Audience
Febuarary 17 20089

Introduction Speech Outline: Condoleezza Rice

Specific Purpose:I will introduce former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to the class.

Central Idea: Condoleezza Rice is a woman of color who has strengthened our nation, by overcoming obstacles and by breaking down barriers.

Thesis: Today I will tell you just who Condoleezza Rice is and how she became one of the most influential women in the United States, by explaining how she got there from her early childhood days, to her academic career, and finally, to her career as a diplomat. INTRODUCTION

I. (Attention Getter)Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, once said, “ I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.” That quote brilliantly defines the recipe of the person that I am going to introduce to you guys today. II. (Reveal Topic) “Today I am going to introduce to you former Secretary of State, to former President George H. Walker Bush, Condoleezza Rice

III. (Credibility Statement) As a young college woman who has a distinct interest in politics and is interested in hopefully becoming, a Public Servant, by one day becoming a Civil Lawyer, I often look to powerful self-made female politicians in the United States as a role model and Condoleezza is one of them. IV. (Preview/Thesis) Briefly reveal your topic and state what your main points will be. For example: “Today, I will tell you just who Condoleezza Rice is and how she became one of the most influential women in the United States, by explaining her A. “her childhood days”

B. “her academic career”
C. “and finally to her career as a politician and a diplomat for the United States.” TRANSITION: Let me start by telling you a little information about when she was a little girl.

BODY :

I. (MAIN POINT 1) Condoleezza Rice claims that her childhood taught her determination against adversity and to value education. A. (SUBPOINT) Born on November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama, Condoleezza Rice grew up in the South during the time of the civil rights movement. B.

1.
a. (Sub-sub-subpoint) Further examples and information to support your subpoint. You can use abbreviations for the label--Example = (SSSP). “Having two younger brothers to care for gave Jack a great deal of responsibility at an early age.”

b. (SSSP) If you have an ‘a.’ you must have a ‘b.’ “Every chance he could he helped his Mother around the house.”

2. (SSP) More of the above. If you have a ‘1.’ you must have a ‘2.’ “
B. (SP) You Must have a ‘B.’ You must include at least 2 subpoints for each Main Point

1. (SSP) Sub-Sub-Points and SSSPs are optional, however, you will most likely have both in your speech to support your subpoints and main points.

a. (SSSP) Further examples and information to support your subpoint.

b. (SSSP) If you have an ‘a.’ you need a ‘b.’

2.(SSP)

C. (SUBPOINT--optional)

1. (SSP)

2. (SSP)

TRANSITION: A transition is used to go smoothly from the 1st Main Point to the 2nd Main Point. (Include the exact wording of your transition) For example: “Now you know a little bit about Jack’s background let me tell you about his educational.”

II. (MP 2) Your second MAIN POINT goes here. Follow the same format that you used for the first main point. “Jack has some specific educational goals.”

A.(SUBPOINT) You should have at least two subpoints under each main point. This could be one complete sentence. You cannot have an A...
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