Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Meeting audience expectations, part of Writing Speeches.
- As you write your speech,…you are considering audience expectations…such as formality, pattern of organization,…transitions, and audience's knowledge, attitude and size.…Because your audience has a right…to expect an accurate, clear, professional speech.…Any other audience expectations to consider…as you write your speech?…You must always consider…that you may have a diverse audience…and each member of that diverse audience expects,…regardless of your speech topic…and the purpose of your speech, to be treated with respect.…
Each person is taking time to listen to you…and to learn from you.…And expects your presentation to be socially acceptable.…Even if you use certain words or terms unconsciously,…you still risk offending your audience.…Offended audience members no longer listen,…may become defensive and critical of what you are saying,…or may even leave.…Let's delve into that socially acceptable…audience expectation.…Use bias-free and sexist-free wording…as you write your speech.…
Have you used a person's gender, ethnicity,…
- Choose a general topic.
- Compose a thesis statement.
- Write a strong ending.
- Use transitions to tie thoughts together.
- Differentiate between primary and secondary research.
- Identify and adapt to audience knowledge.
- Assess whether to incorporate visuals and follow the rules.
- Differentiate between persuasive and informational speeches.
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Determining the Purpose
2. Deciding the Organizational Arrangement
3. Outlining the Organization
4. Incorporating Support
Collecting primary research4m 14s
5. Adapting to the Audience
6. Writing for Different Occasions
7. Preparing the Prompts
Next steps5m 31s
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