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INFORMATIVE SPEECH OUTLINE FORMAT

Student’s Name:

Date:

Topic: Title that suggests the topic of your speech

General Purpose: To inform

Specific Purpose: Your specific purpose identifies the information you want to

communicate in the mode you have chosen.

Thesis: The central idea of your speech.

I. Introduction

A. Attention Getter: Something that grabs the attention of the audience.

Examples of this: startling statistics, stories,

rhetorical questions, quotations, scenarios, etc. This

point should be more than one sentence long.

B. Reason to Listen: Why should the audience listen to your speech?

Make it personal to each of them.

C. Thesis Statement: Exact same statement as above.

D. Credibility Statement:

1. What personally connects you to this topic?

2. What type of research have you done to establish credibility?

E. Preview of Main Points: (this preview should reinforce the mode you have selected)

1. First, I will describe …

2. Second, I will examine …

3. Third, I will discuss…

II. Restate thesis, exact statement as above.

A. Statement of the first main point; you should not use a source in this sentence.

1. Idea of development or support for the first main point

a. Support material (ex: statistics, quotation, etc.- cite source)

b. Support material (ex: statistics, quotation, etc. - cite source)

2. More development or support

a. Support material (ex: statistics, quotation, etc.- cite source)

b. Support material (ex: statistics, quotation, etc. - cite source)

3. More development if needed

Transition: (Required) Statement of movement that looks back (internal summary)

and looks forward (preview).

B. Statement of second main point. Do not use a source in this statement.

1. Idea of development or support for the first main point

a. Support material (ex: statistics, quotation, etc. - cite source)

b. Support material (ex: statistics, quotation, etc. - cite source)

2. More development or support

a. Support material (ex: statistics, quotation, etc. - cite source)

b. Support material (ex: statistics, quotation, etc. - cite source)

3. More development if needed

Transition: (Required) Statement of movement that looks back (internal summary)

and looks forward (preview).

C. Statement of third main point. Do not use a source in this statement.

1. Idea of development or support for the first main point

a. Support material (ex: statistics, quotation, etc. - cite source)

b. Support material (ex: statistics, quotation, etc. - cite source)

2. More development or support a. Support material (ex: statistics, quotation, etc. - cite source)

b. Support material (ex: statistics, quotation, etc. - cite source)

3. More development if needed

III. Conclusion

A. Review of Main Points:

1. Restate your first main point.

2. Restate your second main point.

3. Restate you third main point.

B. Restate Thesis: Exact same as above.

C. Closure: Develop a creative closing that...
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