informative speech outline

Begin by completing this document. You MUST write in complete sentences. Ensure that you have three main points – remove and replace the highlighted text to help you develop a strong outline with requested content

Title of Speech: [Your title should announce the topic clearly, concisely, and creatively]

General Purpose: See page 82 – 89 in your textbook before developing your purpose statements

Specific Purpose:

INTRODUCTION

I. (Attention) [Start with a catchy opening that gains audience’s attention]

II. (Reveal Topic) [Tell what you are going to talk about – reveal your topic]

III. (Relevancy) [Tell us why this topic is relevant/significant]

IV. (Credibility) [What makes you an expert on the topic? What experience do you have with it?]

V. (Preview) [List of the main points you will be discussing below]

Transition: [include a transition statement. Simple “Let’s begin by talking about x”]

BODY

I. [Main Point I: In a full and complete sentence state your first main point]

A. [Sub-point A: In a full and complete sentence state the first supporting point that provides justification for your Main Point I above]

1. [Sub-sub-point A: In a full and complete sentence state provide support for your Sub-point A above]

2. [Sub-sub-point B: In a full and complete sentence state provide support for your Sub-point A above]

B. [Sub-point B: In a full and complete sentence state the first supporting point that provides justification for your Main Point I above]

1. Sub-sub-point A: In a full and complete sentence state provide support for your Sub-point A above]

2. [Sub-sub-point B: In a full and complete sentence state provide support for your Sub-point A above]

Transition: [Provide a transition that tells us that you finished talking about Main Point I, and are now mowing on to Main Point II]

II. [Main Point II: In a full and complete sentence state your second main point]

A. [Sub-point A: In a full and complete sentence state the first supporting point that provides justification for your Main Point II above]

1. [Sub-sub-point A: In a full and complete sentence state provide support for your Sub-point A above]

2. [Sub-sub-point B: In a full and complete sentence state provide support for your Sub-point A above]

B. [Sub-point B: In a full and complete sentence state the first supporting point that provides justification for your Main Point II above]

1. Sub-sub-point A: In a full and complete sentence state provide support for your Sub-point A above]

2. [Sub-sub-point B: In a full and complete sentence state provide support for your Sub-point A above]

Transition: [Provide a transition that tells us that you finished talking about Main Point II, and are now mowing on to Main Point III]

III. [Main Point II: In a full and complete sentence state your second main point]

A. [[Sub-point A: In a full and complete sentence state the first supporting point that provides justification for your Main Point II above]

1. [Sub-sub-point A: In a full and complete sentence state provide support for your Sub-point A above]

2. [Sub-sub-point B: In a full and complete sentence state provide support for your Sub-point A above]

B. [Sub-point B: In a full and complete sentence state the first supporting point that provides justification for your Main Point II above]

1. Sub-sub-point A: In a full and complete sentence state provide support for your Sub-point A above]

2. [Sub-sub-point B: In a full and complete sentence state provide support for your Sub-point A above]

II. Transition: [Provide a transition that tells us that you finished talking about all your main points, and are ready to wrap up. You may simply state “Let’s review”]

CONCLUSION

I. [Provide a review of Main Points]

II. [End with a clincher/tag/exit line or final appeal]

REFERENCES:

Cite two sources in APA format. See the course resources tab for citation help.

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