Topical Speech Outline Sample
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Speech outline sample for arranging your specific purpose statement or speech topic in a topical public speaking format structure. Also called logical, categorical, or the classification arrangement. The scheme is most useful for informative and sessions to entertain a bit with serious references and parameters. 

You can choose for a topical speech outline when the writing material can be arranged according to a so-called common sense scheme; the points and sub-points are naturally related or they are of equal importance. If not, look at my other how to write a speakers message guides. 

Bottomline: If you can break your major public speaking narrative into categories or substitute parts, and the underlaying views of those divisions also could be organized freely, without changing the purpose or message, than you can choose for a pattern like the topical speech outline sample below.

There are some logical solutions you can tweak your ideas in a systematic and rational organized coherent way. For example you can arrange your paragraphs with these references and parameters:

* Political, social, ethical
   economical categories
* Importancy, complexity
* An event timeline
* Tailormade common needs
* Years and periods
* Lessons and programs
* Values and merits
* Characteristics, aspects,
   qualities and features
* Evaluations and judgments
* Classes and types
* Concerns, implementations
* Cases and their solutions

In addition, set up various orderly meaningful drafts, and see if ascending or descending all points is also a workable writing format. If you have five major points, begin with those that are common to the audience and then proceeed to more unfamiliar ones.

Put your most important points that are related to your audience at the beginning or the end of your text.


Following is a template containing three main speech topics:


Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about ...

Pattern: Topical Order

I. Introduction
A. Grab the attention
B. Reveal the specific purpose statement
C. State your credibility
D. Make a tie to the audience
E. Preview of main points

Transition - Transitions, connectives or signposts help to flow the main points in this test speaking structure. Use recapping words, summarizing phrases, or sentences that tie it all together; bring it in balance.

II. Body
A. Main Point #1
1. Subpoint
a. Support
b. Support
2. Subpoint
a. Support
b. Support

Transition phrasing

B. Main point #2
1. Subpoint
a. Support
b. Support
2. Subpoint
a. Support
b. Support


C. Main point #3
1. Subpoint
a. Support
b. Support
2. Subpoint
a. Support
b. Support


III. This is a speech outline sample for the Conclusion part. Pick out the points that meet your homework requirements.

A. Give a signal you are closing
B. Restate the central idea
C. Review main points
1. Main point #1
2. Main point #2
3. Main point #2
E. Call to action or offer a memorable statement
F. Thank them all.
G. Start the Q&A feedback session: I would like to open the floor for questions!

The public speaking format above is limited to three main points. However, you can choose for more. But stay within a maximum of five. Not more, your purpose is that your listeners can remember the content and your message.

A final rhetorical tip in this tutorial: bookmark this speech outline sample.

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