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Public Speaking (Spc2068) Informative Speech Outline Example

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Public Speaking (spc2068)

Sample Full-Sentence Outline
A full sentence outline indicates degrees of importance by using indentations and
symbols such as Roman numerals, letters, and numbers. The symbols in conjunction with the
indentations in an outline are needed to differentiate between main and sub-points. This type of
outline assists in the preparation of organizing a speech. An outline lays out everything so the
speaker can easily see that his ideas have been stated and properly developed, and that the main
ideas or main-points work with the thesis as well as with the sub-points in their respective areas.
Informative Speech Outline
General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: By the end of my speech, my audience will know about the origin of sharks,
the behavior of sharks, and three myths about shark attacks.
Thesis: Sharks are many people’s worst nightmare to encounter, yet many people do not realize
sharks have balanced our oceans and have been incorrectly perceived as being dangerous to
I. Introduction
A. Attention Getter: Today I am going to talk about the first thing you’d think about if
you were stranded in the middle of the ocean. Not food or water, but sharks, most likely.
You’ve probably heard dozens of stories about shark attacks, but do you believe all of
them? Do you really think if you were face-to-face with a shark something awful would
B. Thesis: Perceived as ferocious and frightening, sharks are some people’s worst
nightmare to encounter. Many people don’t realize they have served an important
purpose for centuries by balancing our oceans. Sharks have been incorrectly perceived as
dangerous to humans.



Public Speaking (Spc2068) Informative Speech Outline Example

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