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Communications Ch 12

Organizing & outlining Public Presentations

Compares or contrasts one unfamiliar concept or object with something that the audience already knows or understands: Analogy
An explicit attempt by the speaker to gain the audience's interest: Attention Step
Focuses the audience's thoughts on the topic and purpose of the speech: Appropriate Audience Attention
Divides the speech into the causes of some phenomenon and the effects that result from it: Cause and effect speech structure
Organizes a speech around segments or sequences of time: Chronological Speech Structure
Organizes information around distinct points of similarity or difference: Comparison Speech Structure
Uses full sentences, including standard punctuation such as periods, commas, and question marks, to delineate the speaking information: Complete Sentence Outline
The audience's perception of the speaker's expertise, character, and goodwill: Credibility
Establishes the meaning of words or concepts: Definition
Illustrations or stories that explicate a particular point: Examples
Clarifies some concept or idea by further identifying its source, explaining how it works, or relating it to other concepts: Explanation
Uses only a few important words from each sentence of a complete sentence outline to delineate the speaking information: Key word outline
The most important ideas to be communicated to the audience and those that lead directly to the specific purpose of the speech: Main points
Organizes a speech around one or more stories: Narrative speech structure
A concise synopsis that displays the structure and relationship of speech ideas and concepts: Outline
Organizes information in a speech around one or more problems and one or more solutions to those problems: Problem/Solution Speech Structure
Organizes a speech around familiar relationships in the environment, such as near and far, up and down, right and left, or east and west: Spatial Speech Structure
Numerical representations used to quantify ideas or concepts: Statistics
Ideas that amplify or develop the main points: Subpoints
Stated opinion in support of an idea: Testimony
Uses brief phrases to summarize the major points of a presentation: Topic Outline
Organizes a speech around types or categories: Topical Speech Structure
Verbal bridges that move the speech from one point or idea to the next: Transitions
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