Public Speaking

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Topic

the subject of a speech

2

Brainstorming

a method of generating ideas for speech topics by free association of words and ideas

3

General Purpose

the broad goal of a speech

4

Specific Purpose Statement

a single infinitive phrase that states precisely what a speaker hopes to accomplish

5

Guidelines for the specific purpose statement

- write as a full infinitive phrase
- express as a statement, not as a question
- avoid figurative language
-limit to one distinct idea
- avoid being too vague or general

6

Central Idea

a one-sentence statement that sums up or encapsulates the major ideas of a speech

7

Guidelines for central idea

- express as a full sentence
- do not express as a question
- avoid figurative language
- do not be vague or overly general