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? 1.Identity your chosen speech topic, defining both your credibility and your specific goal

2.Identify reputable and scholarly library sources to use as support for your arguments

3.Construct oral citations for those sources to ensure your speech reflects principles of effective and ethical delivery. Use

this guide

to help with your citations.

Please see the

chart attached here

. Download it, complete it in Microsoft Word, and then upload the completed document to the assignment folder.

? select


TED video to analyze, with a specific focus on their organizational process Visit


and watch several TED speakers. Note that you can sort by topic, speaker, and a host of other criteria. You can watch


TED talk you wish—

Also, make sure the TED talk has someone delivering a speech face-to-face, meaning you cannot outline a speech where it’s just a voice over (just voice presenting through PowerPoint or photos).

If you’re looking a more concentrated list, you might also wish to visit

this link, which highlights the 25 most popular TED talks of all time


Building upon this week’s lectures and reading, you will outline a talk given by someone else. As you do, think carefully and critically as an audience member. Try to identify clear introductory elements (attention-getter, thesis, credibility statement, preview, etc.), clear main points, transitions, and other devices of speech organization.

Please see the

attached outline template here

. Download, complete it in Microsoft Word, and then upload the completed document to the assignment folder.

? Write 3 separate introductions for your upcoming speech. By now, you should have begun planning your speech. Remember that it is those first words out of your mouth that really get your audience engaged.

Note that all intros will be on the same topic and for the same speech. Each intro should be decidedly different from the others; use different tactics in each. After getting our attention, please be sure to clearly state your thesis and give a preview of the points you will share in your speech.

Additionally, make sure to write a short statement in your post explaining which of your three introductions you think is the best and why?

? Find/select a children’s book (e.g., Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss).

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