First, Thesis Statement
You will submit your topic for the informative speech in the form of a thesis statement,
- Your proposed thesis will give a preview of your 3 main points.
- Example: I will inform you about the life and legacy of Bayard Rustin.
- Preview: First we will cover his early years and activism. Second, we will cover his leadership during the 1963 March on Washington. Finally, we will discuss how he has erased from history until recently due to his identity.
I’m assuming we can choose any informative speech we may like.
You will provide the bibliography of sources for your upcoming speech.
- List at least 4 sources you researched for your Informative Speech.
- For one source, write one paragraph that summarizes the main idea of the source.
- Include a key takeaway.
- Add an example or two from the material that evidences your takeaway or argument.
You will submit an outline before delivering your Informative Speech,
- Your outline must be typed in full-sentences.
- If the outline is not in full-sentence format, you will be deducted 15 points.
- Your speech outline must include the following:
- Appropriate introduction, including all 6 components of an effective introduction.
- Evidence of audience analysis throughout the speech (what will make the topic interesting for audience).
- At least 3 main ideas with 2 sub-points for each.
- Use of at least 2 different types of supporting material (book/newspaper/journal article, television/radio, interviews, Internet .com, .org, .net, etc.).
- Citation of at least 4 sources. Four sources is the minimum requirement. Your sources must be cited aloud during your speech.
- Appropriate conclusion.
Fourth, Introduction to Speech
You will create a speech as an introduction to your larger Informative Speech.
- Based on your Informative Speech Topic and 3 main points, develop an appropriate introduction that includes the following:
- Attention getting device
- Introduce topic clearly
- Significance statement/Motivate audience to listen
- Established credibility
- Preview remainder of speech
- Create a 1- 1.5 minute speech. Keep the following in mind:
- You should deliver your speech extemporaneously from brief notes that occupy no more than one side of a single 4 x 6 note card.
- Do not read your speech, but use as much eye contact as possible.
- Practice, and time yourself.
- Refer to Assignment 2: Introduction to Informative Speech [PDF] Assignment 2: Introduction to Informative Speech [PDF] – Alternative Formats for how your speech will be critiqued.
Please seperate each section so I can know what is what.