Time to pull together what we have been reading, discussing and critiquing related to speakers who have a bottom line goal to inform an audience.  It is your turn.

Using the attached checklist of organization and the guidelines for writing your draft, write your draft in manuscript style just as you did the Introduction Speech draft.  Hint:  it is always effective to map out your organization in an outline to make it easy to see that you have solid structure of key areas, connectives, and placement of sources and visual aids.  I ask for manuscript drafts in the spirit of what would load in the teleprompter when you are speaking.  I’ve discovered as a public speaking instructor for 25 years, that I provide better feedback when I can see what you plan to say rather than vague outline notes of what is planned.  For example, if a draft says, Tell story about Aunt Ruth skydiving…I do not have a sense, and you may not know for sure how long the story will take to share and if it could be edited for maximum impact.  So, for our required, QUEUE speeches, I wish to see it all from the first thing you plan to say or do until the last thing you say or do before thunderous applause from your audience.

Important:  While this draft requires you to refer to at least two credible sources where you received your information, it is NOT a research paper!  I wish drafts to reflect proper oral citation of sources..they will not be typed with MLA citation inserted into draft.  refer to Chapter 2 reading for how to orally cite sources in a speech to avoid plagerizing.

Think of David’s speech and how he drew attention to sources of information used in his speech and where we wished he had used more.  He did not hand out a Works Cited Page to his audience or include it as a visual aid.

Visual aids are not required as attachments to your draft for this assignment. You may refer with stage directions where you plan to use at least one to satisfy the speech requirement .  For example, ” show map of Italy” or “show video of Derek Jeter’s career highlights.  I will get what you plan in your draft and will look forward to actually seeing your visual aids as attachments when you upload your Informative Speech recording.

The last important reminder to wring an effective draft is to motivate and TAILOR (my favorite word) the information for our class and your audience demographic.  if you wish to remember one essential point from this class it is that there is not a one stop fits all approach to speaking about a topic.  David’s speech was tailored for a college audience on a topic that would have been completely different if it was given to young kids or to a group of Physicians.  There you have it!  The IMPORTANT reminders to writing a successful draft:

1.  Orally cite your credible sources.

2. Refer to planned use of Visual Aids.

3.  Tailor speech to our class and to your audience demographic of college-age students with a large range of majors and interests.

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Due date Sunday, 15 October 2017, 11:55 PM
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