Complete Before You Begin Constructing Your Message/Speech
The Prespeaking Block is intended to help you focus what content and how the content should be arranged for your speeches. As a result, you know how to build your speech once you've considered these important elements.
GENERAL PURPOSE: to+_________________
(possible examples: to inform, to persuade, to convince, to teach, to introduce, to demonstrate, to motivate, to inspire)
SPECIFIC PURPOSE: I will ______________ you that
_________________________________________________ SO THAT THE
(subject and opinion of subject=thesis base)
(desired audience action or thought=actuation)
I will convince (GP verb) the audience that year round school is a bad idea (thesis base) so that the audience will attend the next school board meeting and help me oppose the idea and sign my petition against it (actuation).
(1) What does this audience think of this topic;
(2) How will the audience react to the information in my speech;
(3) How is it that I will accomplish my GP & my SP
(4) What might get in the way of me accomplishing my goals;
(5) What prejudices, biases, filters or previous experiences might get in the way of the audience agreeing with me.
This (morning, afternoon, evening) I will _______________ you that
subject & opinion of subject (keep it short—bumper sticker”ish”)
preview of your main points—mini subject and opinion