When I first started teaching public speaking, I didn’t require outlines.
BIG mistake! Big, big, big mistake.
What I had learned about outlining a weathercast, live shot or classroom lecture was branded into my brain. Not the case for rookie speakers.
Outlining helps you get all your ducks in an order. It helps you place those ducks in such an order that your information builds up to a point rather than dashing here or there through a topic.
I still get out a pencil and paper and sketch out what I want to say when I’m giving a class lecture about an important concept. A lesson I learned from television is… I generally only get one shot at getting information across to my students. Better make it a good one.
Where to start
A good place to start is to download the Informative Speech Outline template from Canvas. Then, all you have to do is fill in the blanks with your good information. Since you’ve got it up on your computer screen, let me walk you through it.
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