USC speech

May 6, 2008

Speech #2

Filed under: Uncategorized — minimax @ 7:03 pm


Topic: freely chosen by you

Length: 2:30 to 3:30

Target audience: Max

Due: June 17



• Do choose a topic that is interesting and/or relevant to your audience (Max).

• Don’t choose a topic that is better suited to a conversation or your personal diary.



• Do organize your speech clearly.

• Don’t put together sub-topics that don’t fit together logically or don’t cover your speech’s topic adequately.



• Do include an attention-getting introduction.

• Don’t just ask random questions that might be related to your topic but that don’t lead naturally into your speech.



• Do let your audience know when you’re moving from part to part in your speech.

• Do stay focused on your speech’s topic, and avoid unnecessary details or wandering away from the topic.

• Don’t use language that you’re not confident in, which might make your speech unclear.

• Don’t use either written English or overly conversational English.



• Do summarize the main points of your speech and then end with a memorable final sentence.

• Don’t introduce new ideas that belong in the body of a speech.



• Do check to make sure that your speech when given will last between two-and-a-half and three-and-a-half minutes.

• Do remember the lessons about good writing (see the post below).

• Don’t refer directly to the speech in sentences like “My topic today is…” or “That’s all for my speech.”



GRADING (30 points)

Form: 15

Content: 10

Delivery: 5


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