Speech Outline - Com225 Public Speaking

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COM225
Public Speaking
Speech Outline
1) Explain the differences between a speaking outline and a formal outline.
According to the course text book, a formal outline is defined as “a complete sentence outline written in sufficient detail that a person other than the speaker could understand it, (Grice & Skinner, 2010, p. 197)”. The course text book defines a speaking outline as “a brief outline for the speaker’s use alone and containing source citations and delivery prompts, (Grice & Skinner, 2010, p. 200)”. In other words, formal outline are designed for people in general to understand using complete sentences, and a speaking outline is created for the speaker only, using source citation notes and special delivery notes for
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(2) It permits a speaker to test the logical relations between two main points and sub points. This ensures that the points of the speech are distinct enough to separate from the ideas. (3) It provides a check of the relevance of the sub points. This function ensures that the supporting ideas are related to the main points in which they are listed under. (4) It can help a speaker gauge the balance of the speech. This allows the speaker to eliminate certain points from the speech that aren’t truly needed. (5) It can function as speaking notes by using key words in correct order sequence.
Works Cited
Grice, G., L., & Skinner, J., F., (2010). “Mastering Public Speaking, Seventh Edition”. Published by Allyn & Bacon. Copyright, (2010, 2007, 2004, 2001, 1998, 1995, 1993) Pearson Education, Inc. Date Retrieved: 03/01/2013.
5) Explain the principle of singularity in outlining and show an example of its use.
According to the course text book, “The main focus in regards to professional outlining is to achieve a clear visual representation of the connections among parts of the speech, (Grice & Skinner, 2010, p.192)”. The principle of singularity in outlining is basically the concept of having each number or letter within the outline represent only one idea. This following example was quoted directly from the course text book;
“For example, suppose a speaker preparing a speech on color blindness has worded a

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