General Purpose: To inform, explain, discuss, and describe.
Length: 4-6 minutes
Topic: the Expansion of Universe
Choose topics that are interesting and relevant to our class.
The goal of this speech is to inform the audience. At the end of the speech, the audience will have a balanced view of the selected topic based on your research.
If your topic is controversial or political – The audience should not be persuaded by your attitude or personal viewpoint on the topic; they should learn what other “experts” have said. As a note of caution, avoid terms like: good/bad; right/wrong; important, critical, essential, valuable, and helpful. Unless cited from another source, these terms imply your position which the audience does not need to know.
If your speech topic is not controversial, do a good job explaining the process, object or event clearly and also cite research/experts.
Organize your speech according to the speech formula template provided in the book.
A complete formal full-sentence outline is required for this speech and should include all relevant content and sources. It will be turned into Canvas with the video.
All main and sub-points must be written in a complete-sentence format.
A separate speaker’s outline is recommended for you when delivering the speech. (Note cards are acceptable.)
Your properly formatted Works Cited page listing all the sources you consulted must be turned in on speech day. This is NOT the same as your annotated bibliography assignment.
At least four credible sources must be mentioned in the speech and referenced properly on the bibliography attached to the outline.
Wikipedia will not count as a credible source although it may be referenced.
Most of your sources will be from your annotated bibliography but you may have discovered you needed more or different information while you were actually designing and writing the speech. So be sure to include any of those new sources on the Works Cited page.