Chapter 7: Organizing and Outlining

Learning Objectives
  • Select a topic appropriate to the audience and occasion.
  • Formulate a specific purpose statement that identifies precisely what you will do in your speech.
  • Craft a thesis statement (central idea) that clearly and succinctly summarizes the argument you will make in your speech.
  • Identify and arrange the main points of your speech according to one of many organizational styles discussed in this chapter.
  • Connect the points of your speech to one another.
  • Create a preparation and speaking outline for your speech.
Learning Objectives

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