Introductory Speech Outline

Introductory Speech Outline

Strong oral communication skills will be valuable to you throughout your academic journey. They are in high demand by many employers. Creating an outline is critical to your success in crafting an effective speech.

For this assignment, you will create an outline. The speech based on your outline is due next week.

Instructions

  1. Select either Topic A or Topic B for your introductory speech.
    • Topic A: Elevator Pitch. Deliver an elevator pitch that describes your professional background and experience for a potential employer during a job interview.
    • Topic B: Dream Career. Discuss your dream career.
  2. Create an outline or speaking notes in Microsoft Word.
    • Download the Sample Outline [DOCX], which provides guidance for the structure of an outline.
    • Focus your speech on 2–3 main points so you’ll stay within the 2-minute time limit.
  3. Submit the completed outline in a Microsoft Word document.

Requirements

Your assignment will be graded according to the following criteria:

  • The outline is complete and on topic.
  • The outline provides solid flow for the speech.
  • The outline is clear and free from spelling and grammar issues.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Outline a speech using a structured flow and proper spelling and grammar.

PLEASE USE ATTACHMENTS FOR REFERENCE. 

Instructions

· Replace placeholder text with your text

· Your outline should not include complete paragraphs

· Do not write the entire speech or an essay

Speech Topic or Title By Your Name COM201

Instructor Name Today’s Date

Your Topic

I. Introduction

A. Quote, anecdote, or personal experience to capture your audience’s attention

B. Ideas or statement that build up to the main reason for the speech

C. Summarize the main idea and briefly state the main points

1. Summary of main point

2. Main point 1

3. Main point 2

4. Main point 3, optional

II. First Main Point

A. Supporting material 1

B. Supporting material 2

C. Supporting material 3, if you have one

III. Second Main Point

A. Supporting material 1

B. Supporting material 2

C. Supporting material 3, if you have one

IV. Third Main Point

A. Supporting material 1

B. Supporting material 2

C. Supporting material 3, if you have one

V. Conclusion

A. Restate main point 1

B. Restate main point 2

C. Restate main point 3, if you have one

D. Summarize the ideas presented

E. Restate introduction or conclude with a compelling remark

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