Organizing&Supporting PUBLIC SPEAKING


  • Syllabus Update (in bold)

Quiz #3

DIRECTIONS: You only need to answer 2 of the following questions

  • What is in an introduction?
  • What are 2 different ways to form an attention getter?
  • What is in a conclusion?


What are the different ways to organize your info speech?

Chronological, Spatial, Causal, Topical


What organizational pattern will you be using for your speech topic?


What are some of the different ways to support your speech points?

Examples, Narratives, Testimony, Facts/Statistics

EXAMPLE: Technology can be distracting in classrooms. For example, the person who sits in front me is always on Facebook during the lecture.

NARRATIVES: If you keep lying, people will stop listening to you at one point. The boy who cried wolf kept crying wolf when there was no wolf so when he cried wolf when there really was a wolf, no one believed him.

TESTIMONY: Weed is good for people with chronic pain. According to researcher Mark Ware, MD, assistant professor of anesthesia and family medicine at McGill University in Montreal explains that it helps reduce pain and helps patients sleep better.

FACTS/STATISTICS: America has too many mass shootings. According to gunviolencearchive.org, there has already been a 39 mass shootings in the United States in 2018 already.


Where do you usually find your sources? Where do you start from?

.com, .org, .edu, .gov

What about Wikipedia?

Fact check your sources


Introduce the author, date, website, article/research title


DIRECTIONS: In a pair or group of 3, answer the following questions and provide grounds (evidence/support) for why you're answer is correct.

  • Does technology makes people bad at face to face communication? (example)
  • Is caffeine good or bad for you? (testimony)
  • What is one way global warming has affected us? (fact/statistic)
  • Does hard work always pay off? (narrative)

Be prepared to present. You should incorporate oral citations.

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