Organizing Content

How to Effectively Read a Paper:

Paragraphs, indentations, headings are visual cues as to what the main ideas are and how they fit together.

Implementation in Presentations:

Repeat these organizational elements to provide verbal signposts and allow for the audience to stay on track with the speech.

How Does this Translate to Speeches:

The speaker provides cues for the audience to allow for them to understand the big ideas and connections through the use of:

  • Previews
  • Main points
  • Subpoints
  • Transitions
  • Reviews

The following document provides an overview of the functions of each component as well as strategies for implementation: Speech Outline Overview

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Examples of Monroe’s Motivated Sequence in Action: