Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Organizational patterns: Time, space, and topic, part of Writing Speeches.
- Have you noticed that the first thing you don't do…in writing a speech is write the speech?…Planning the speech before writing…will make writing the speech much easier.…So let's continue that planning.…So now you know your Topic,…the Specific Purpose of your speech,…and the Thesis or main idea.…The next decision that has to be made is…what Organizational Pattern to use.…Informative speeches generally use…a Time, Space, or Topic Organizational Pattern.…
You aren't asking your audience to do anything.…You just want to give them information.…Let's look at those three patterns.…First, the time or chronological order.…This pattern is used when you want to show…a logical time sequence.…You discuss your main points by when they occurred,…usually the events farthest away,…ending with the most recent.…For example, the dog as a pet topic.…Your first main topic could be the dog's needs…when it's a puppy.…Then the second main point could focus on…the dog's adult needs, and finally, the third section…could be about the special needs of an older dog.…
- 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 Appropriate for all
Business Writing Principleswith Judy Steiner-Williams1h 32m Beginner
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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