Directions: Using what you learned in the outlining lectures, complete a working outline for your Introductory speech. to remind yourself of the outline information you can go back to Lecture: Working Outline vs. Speaking outline
The speech you are preparing for will be between 1-2minutes. Your outline should include three main points about yourself (Three hobbies or three things that influence who you are would be examples). Just choose any three things you wish to share with us and that help us get to know you better. You do not have to pick the same three types of main points in the example, but you can use them. I include the example outline below for reference purposes.
You are not writing out your speech, rather you are doing an outline of your speech. For an example of how you can format your speech click below:
You can also find your outline example simply by hitting the “previous” button below
This is the format of all your working outlines even if the speaker’s purpose changes. If you do not follow the example exactly you will receive half credit, you can revise it and turn it in as many times as you need to during the course to get full credit for turning it in the correct version. Pay attention to all the parts of the outline.
2-Directions: Using what you learned in the outlining lectures, complete a working outline for your Introductory speech. The speech you are preparing for will be between 1-2 minutes. Your outline should include three main points. They do not have to be the same main points given in the example. You can choose any three things you wish to share with us. You do not have to pick the same three main points in the example, but you can use them. I include the example outline below for reference purposes.
Example of Working outline (self-Introduction Speech)
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my classmates about what has made me who I am.
Introduction: Have you ever thought about what made you? I have. My name is Jennafer, and I would like to tell you a little bit about the things that have made me who I am. When I look back, I realize that being from a small desert town, growing up next door to my grandparents, and deciding to get an education all to make me who I am (this is the thesis).[Transition: The first thing that shaped me was growing up where I did.]
- I grew up in a small desert town.
- I knew many people in this small desert town, which made me value the community.
- Those of you who grew up in the desert know how hot it can be, so I learned to love warm, dry weather and to hate being cold.
- I also don’t think many people can say they grew up with dirt roads.
- I lived next door to my grandparents growing up.
- My Grandma taught me to love reading and to bite my tongue and think before you speak.
- My Grandpa was a mechanic who taught me to be curious about how things work.
- Not many people get to spend so much time with their grandparents, and I value the lessons I learned.
- Like you, I was a student at Barstow Community College, where I received my Associates in Humanities.
- After getting my degree from Barstow, I transferred to the University of California Riverside, where I studied theatre and discovered I didn’t want to be an actor.
- When I decided to go to graduate school, I choose California State University.
Conclusion: As you can see, there have been many influences in my life that have made me who I am today. There are even more, but I can only fit so much into two minutes. What I will say is that who I am is looking forward to getting every one of you.
Use the Revised Example Working to help you format your outline.
You can find it here:
Revised Working outline