Chronological Speech Outline Template

Speech outline template for arranging your speech topics in chronological order including six samples for public speaking training. The time sequence or temporal pattern of arrangement is useful in an informative oral or expositories, and in problem-cause-effect addresses that offers backgrounders on a issue. 

Choose one of these types of the following outlines and make it your body part in the chronological speech outline template below: 

I. The Time Sequence organizational pattern is most often used. How things occur or should occur in time, what happened, the order of events, or the steps we have to make.

Your main points are presented in a proper temporal order. Describe the events, periods, experiences, moves, activities, phases, stages or steps in a process, how to or what happenend sequence.

II. Than there is the storytelling Reverse Order format. The first point of your content issue is the end of the story you want to tell, the clue, or the plot.

And then you tell back to the start of the event or the beginning of the process.

III. The Inquiry pattern can be used for writing assignments on research or discoveries. Tell how you have brainstormed, and gathered all information - show the audience how it started with a question or just curiosity and what the result outcomes are.

IV. The Step By Step performance fits most process, demonstration and expository talks. Explain how to do or make something by presenting the steps.

Main points can be: what it is, features, how it works, how it has been used, history, future possibilities, and of course how to steps, events or actions that lead to a specific result.

V. The Historical Development arragement is mainly used as help for expositories. Talk about the development path or progress over time from past to present to future.

Use a visual aid to describe and illustrate ideas, actions, events, people, and places. Main speech topics can be for example the foundation and early developments, current status, future developments.

VI. The Past Present Future scheme is a close variation on the previous sample plan. Often used for a narrative in which you are the storyteller.

It is a pattern for describing the personal experience of an event, a historical chain of events, the learning of a process in order of occurrence. Your have shaped the three classical intervals:
  • from the first event,

  • the triggering action,

  • moment or step to the last one,

  • the contemporary and future views.


General Purpose:
Specific Purpose:

Attention getter. Tell what's in it for them. Your experience, your resources. Briefly overview the major points.

Transition sentence.

Arrange your information in 3 to 5 headings. Choose one of the proper structures I have described above!


Final Summary. Review what you have already told them in the bodypart of this speech outline template. Close your public speaking training session with a memorable statement.

Your References. Do not forget to fill in the documentation resources in your draft. Teachers see and rank those things, you know :-)