Speech Building

2.4

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, students will understand the format of outlines. Furthermore, students will be able to build successful outlines and create succinct speaking notes. Students will know the importance of visual aids and the be able to create quality presentation aids. Students will be able to effectively use aural aids in a presentation.

This section discusses what an outline is and the process used in outlining a speech.

This section discusses how to prepare concise and effective speaking notes.

This section introduces the use of visual aids to create stimulating presentations.

This section talks about aural (audio) aids and how to effectively use them in presentations.

Review Questions

1) What do outlines help you do? Why are they important? 

2) In a proper outline, what follows an uppercase A? 

3) How many main points are normally used in a speech? 

4) Why should you not write your speaking notes on each side of a piece of paper? 

5) What two parts of the speech should you include on your speaking notes? 

6) Why should you only use appropriate visual aids when giving a presentation?

7) At point should you pass out handouts in a presentation? Why is that?

8) Should you use effects on presentation slides? What about all capital letters? 

9) Approximately how long should you stay on each slide during a presentation? Is it appropriate to leave an older slide on the screen after you have finished referencing that slide?

10) What is an aural aids? What are some examples of aural aids?

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