Human Communication: Speech Outline
Instructions: You will develop a speech informing the audience about an object, concept, process, or event. The speech should follow the guidelines for effective informative discourse as presented in chapter 17 of the Human Communication text.
A typed full-sentence outline of the speech, including references, is due on the day you present in class. The outline should be formatted in Times New Roman, 12 point font, one inch margins, double spaced, and include a cover page that lists: the title of the speech, your name, institution’s name, and date. You are required to have a visual aid for this speech.
Materials: Note Cards, Formal Outline, Visual Aid, Yourself
Time: 5-7 minutes total
Dress: Business Professional
Informative Speech “To Do” List
1 You will prepare a speech which is either a: o Speech of Definition/Explanation o Speech of Description o Speech of Demonstration
2 Select a topic that is appropriate for your audience. It is best that you are also familiar with the information.
3 Begin your question for research—you are required to have three sources!!!
4 All sources should be cited within as in-text citations within the written outline of the speech, as well as in the reference page.
5 Research can be taken from books, journals, reference books or the internet (.org, .gov, .edu, and .mil are acceptable extensions).
6 You will develop a formal-preparation outline, which means complete sentences.
7 During your presentation, you must orally cite your sources in order to establish credibility with the audience.
8 You must have a presentation aid to accompany your speech.
9 It will help if you structure your note cards as follows: o First Card – Introduction *Should be memorized o Second Card – First Main Point o Third Card – Second Main Point o Fourth Card- Third Main Point o Fourth Card – Conclusion *Should be memorized
10 Your formal outline is due on the day you submit your