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BASIC INFORMATIVE SPEECH OUTLINE FORMAT
Name:
Topic:
Title:
Organizational Pattern:
General Purpose:
Specific Purpose:
Central Idea:
Introduction:
I.
Use an attention-getter: (Use one of the formal techniques discussed in the
book and class such as question, compelling quotation, startling statistic,
anecdote, etc.) (Possible Citation here: Dwyer, 2006)
II.
Introduce topic and motivate audience to listen (relate importance of topic to
your audience):
III.
Establish YOUR credibility (How AND Why you know about the topic):
IV.
Preview your main points (This is the same as your Central Idea—insert it
here):
Body:
I.
Main Point One (Stated as ONE complete sentence—NOT as a paragraph!)
A. Subpoint A (Stated as ONE complete sentence explaining part of point I
above.) (Possible Citation here: Dwyer, 2006)
1. Sub-subpoint One (stated as ONE complete sentence giving more detail
about Subpoint A above)
2. Sub-subpoint Two (stated as ONE complete sentence giving more detail
about Subpoint A above