Construct the outline.
Choose a focused topic.
Evaluate the speech.
listening and evaluating.
listening and evaluating
Learn about your audience through research
Assume that one audience will be similar to the next
interview someone to learn about the audience
Survey potential audience members
Consider topics that fulfill an informative purpose and that fit the assignment in class
Choose topics that you think your audience would like to know more about
Consider topics that you are comfortable talking about
wait until you have narrowed your topic to start conducting research
Find materials that will interest your audience because they are relevant, unique, and current.
If the topic is complex, be sure to use materials from multiple perspectives and means.
Select material with a language level that is appropriate for your audience.
Select material with a language level that matches your own level of expertise.
Speeches to report.
Speeches to describe.
Speeches to instruct.
Speeches to explain.
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