After reading this chapter, students will understand what a speech is and will be introduced to the types of speeches. Students will understand what the different purposes of a speech are and how they relate to one another to form a thesis. Students will gain the knowledge that biases can exist in speeches and what they can do to avoid them.
This section explores what a speech is and includes a brief introduction to the various types of speeches.
This section explores the relationship between the general purpose, specific purpose, and central idea of a speech.
This section discusses discusses the potential biases that speakers can possess and how to avoid them.
1) What is a speech? How many types of speeches are there? What the sub-types?
2) How are the general purpose, specific purpose, and central idea related? Which should you start with when developing a speech?
3) What is your personal frame of reference? What lead to you developing this frame?
4) What can you do to try to eliminate biases in speeches?