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Grade 7 English
4.31 Outline of an Effective Speech

Directions: Here is an outline of an effective speech. Write a speech that follows this outline.

INTRODUCTION

  1. Catchy Opening: Gets the attention of the audience. You may use a quote, joke, anecdote, poem, story, or any other tactic to get the audience to start paying attention to you.

  2. Thesis Statement: Reveal your topic and your position. Define the scope of your talk.

  3. Benefit Statement: How is the topic related to the audience? How would they benefit from it? Use the elements of 'pathos' to connect with the audience.

  4. Establish Credibility: Why should the audience believe you? Use the elements of 'ethos' to establish your credibility.

  5. Transition: Have a good transition to the main part of your speech. You may preview the main points here.

BODY

  1. Main Point #1: State a reason to support your thesis statement. Use the elements of 'logos' to reason with the audience. Give similar examples (inductive logic). State your premises and logically arrive at your position (deductive logic).

  2. Main Point #2: State a reason to support your thesis statement. Use the elements of 'logos' to reason with the audience. Give similar examples (inductive logic). State your premises and logically arrive at your position (deductive logic).

  3. Counter Point #1: State a reason why someone may disagree with you. Then present an argument to convince your audience that your position is correct and the opposition is wrong. Attack the opposition's premises (assumptions) or their method of reasoning. As a last resort, you may attack the credibility (ethos) of your opponent!

  4. Main Point #3: State a reason to support your thesis statement. Use the elements of 'logos' to reason with the audience. Give similar examples (inductive logic). State your premises and logically arrive at your position (deductive logic).

  5. Counter Point #2: State a reason why someone may disagree with you. Then present an argument to convince your audience that your position is correct and the opposition is wrong. Attack the opposition's premises (assumptions) or their method of reasoning. As a last resort, you may attack the credibility (ethos) of your opponent!

  6. Transition: Summarize the main points and counter points and gracefully transition to the conclusion.

CONCLUSION

  1. The Take-away: Summarize your thesis statement and how you supported your position.

  2. Memorable Ending: A memorable but relevant ending.

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