Unit 1: INTRODUCTION 6
What is Public Speaking? Why is Public Speaking Important? Causes of Public Speaking Anxiety, Know Yourself
Unit 2 : SPEECH PREPARATION 3
Selecting The Topic for Your Speech, Writing A Statement of Intent for Your Speech, Resources and Research Tips, Analyzing Your Audience
Unit 3 : SPEECH ORGANIZATION 7
Different Patterns of Organization, The Three Main Types of Speeches, The Structure of A Speech, The Introduction, Body and Conclusion
Unit 4: PHYSICAL AND MENTAL COMPONENTS OF PRESENTING A SPEECH 6
Critical Thinking Skills, Listening Skills, Breathing techniques, Voice Modulation Techniques, Posture and Eye Contact
Unit 5: OPEN SESSION/ LIVE Q & A 5
In this Session Instructor will review with students pertinent areas of the course , recommend practical exercises/ resources for the continuous development of their Public Speaking skills. Volunteer Students will present their final Speech Project live. Open discussion with Q & A
Writing A Statement of Intent for Your Speech Copy
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Writing a statement of intent for your speech means preparing a statement which indicates
- what you are going to inform your audience about or
- what action you want your audience to take or
- what belief you desire them to change or adopt.
This constitutes the general purpose of your speech, to inform, persuade, entertain, or motivate
Next you want to state the specific purpose of the speech.
Then identify ideas that will support your specific purpose , organizing the ideas in a logical form ( see section on speech structure).
Topic: “Electrical Safety in the Home”
Statement of Intent/General Purpose:
To inform the audience about the safety precautions for preventing electrical accidents in the home.
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about procuring safety devices, maintaining home appliances and recognizing defective appliances.
Some ideas that could be used to build the speech
Reputable brand name companies.
Checking for damaged cables and safety devices.
Defects in appliances.