Basic outline for a speech, communications homework help

Personal Identity Presentation


To develop skills in:

  • Public speaking, self-discovery, and self-disclosure.
  • Speaking about your topic in a way that is respectful to different points of views that audience members may have.
  • As a listener, recognizing and adapting to diverse viewpoints and backgrounds with an open mind.


In this presentation you will further explore communication and the self by developing a speech that reveals a summary of a personal identity (self-concept) you possess, and 1 to 2 ways on how it impacts your communication. In 2-3 minutes you will identify 2-3 main ideas, and support those points with descriptions, explanations, facts, illustrations, anecdotes, metaphors, etc. You will also include an interesting introduction and conclusion to help the audience anticipate and retain the important information you will offer. If at all possible, I would like you to conclude with a quote, moral you hold, or short lesson you’ve learned that best represents your identity.

Avoid simply relating a few superficial/general facts (i.e. I’m a student) or trying to tell a complete life story. Your speech should reveal something personal about you and your identity and how it affects your communication.

You will use at least 1 term from the reading material (textbook) in this speech and have at least 2 credible sources (at least one of which must be the textbook). You will submit a full-sentence formal outline on the first day of speeches, and speak from a key-word outline during your assigned speaking slot.

This Presentation will take place in-class, Tuesday February 28, 2017.


  • Select a related topic that is important to you and interesting to your audience.
  • Decide on a central idea (thesis) statement that spells out what you want to say in your speech.
  • Compose a full Basic Outline (follow the template on Moodle. (DUE 2/28/17)
    • Determine the main ideas of your speech (limit to two or three).
    • Decide how to logically arrange your main points.
    • Develop descriptions, explanations, facts, and/or illustrations to support each point.
  • Prepare an introduction for your speech.
    • Include material to gain attention.
    • Include a central idea statement and preview of your main ideas.
  • Prepare a conclusion for your speech.
    • Include a summary of your main ideas.
    • Develop concluding remarks that give your audience something to remember, including a quote, moral, or lesson learned.

Delivery of the Speech

  • Your speech should be delivered in 2 to 3 minutes, using extemporaneous delivery (practiced but not memorized).
  • You will be asked to submit your Basic Outline after you complete your speech.
  • Delivery should demonstrate: adequate volume, vocal variety (tone, pitch, inflections), good eye contact, appropriate use of gestures, and understandable pronunciation of words.
  • Be ready the day you are assigned to speak. Try to get a good night’s sleep before your speech and eat a good breakfast.

NOW “BELOW” IS AN EXAMPLE OF BASIC OUTLINE( Fill all the sections) Please provide a some information so i can talk atleast for 4 mins Basic Outline

A completed version of this outline is due the day of your speech, in class. DO NOT include directions or italics in your final draft.

Name Class

Date Instructor

TOPIC: In this case your topic is related to your identity/ self-concept.


SPECIFIC PURPOSE: A clear statement indicating what your audience should be able to do after hearing your speech. What do you want your audience to experience or adopt?

CENTRAL IDEA: A one sentence summary of your speech. The thesis or essence of your speech. It is a concise single sentence summarizing and/or previewing what you will say in your speech. The central idea summarizes and/or previews the ideas your speech will cover in order to achieve its objective.)


Attention Getter: Make sure you include an attention catching opening line: example, quote, brief story, description, joke, etc. This should be a “wow” statement that gets your audience interested.

Credibility: State why you should give this speech. What makes you a credible speaker?

Relevance to Audience: Why is this subject relevant to the audience? Why should they listen?

Preview: Preview your main points. Briefly tell the audience what they can expect in your speech.

BODY (Use complete sentences)

  1. First Main Idea (Key point that you’re going to develop; must have at least two total)
    1. Subpoint that supports your main idea (facts, examples, definitions, quotations, etc. that illustrate, amplify, clarify, and provide evidence. Must have A. and B.)
    2. Subpoint
      • 1.Sub-subpoint for further detail/explanation (If you have 1., you must have 2.)
      • 2.Sub-subpoint for further detail/explanation
  2. Second Major Idea
    1. Subpoint
    2. Subpoint
  3. Third Major Idea (optional if needed)
    1. Subpoint
    2. Subpoint


Summary: Summarize your main ideas and restate central idea.

Audience Relevance/ Moral: Elicit a response: Tell your audience what you want them to do with the information you just shared. This will include the quote, moral or lesson you learned concerning your identity.

Wow Statement: Leave the audience with something to think about. Give them one last powerful thought.

Works Cited: (Put on separate page (last page) in alphabetical order, APA format).