Informative Speech

Informative Speech Outline
I. Introduction
A. Attention Getter:
B. Introduce Topic:
C. Thesis Statement:
D. Preview of Speech:
Transition
II. Body
A. Main Point #1 (Cite Source #1)
1. Sub-point #1
2. Subpoint #2
Transition
B. Main Point #2 (Cite Source #2)
1. Sub-point #1
2. Sub-point #2
Transition
C. Main Point #3 (Cite Source #3)
1. Sub-point #1
2. Sub-point #2
Transition
I. Conclusion
A. Restate Thesis:
B. Review Main Points:
C. Closing Statement:
 
Bibliography/Works Cited/References
1. Authors Last name, First name. Title of the Article or Individual Page. Title of the Website, Name of the Publisher, Date of Publication in Day Month Year format, URL.
2. Authors Last name, First name. Title of the Article or Individual Page. Title of the Website, Name of the Publisher, Date of Publication in Day Month Year format, URL.
3. Authors Last name, First name. Title of the Article or Individual Page. Title of the Website, Name of the Publisher, Date of Publication in Day Month Year format, URL.
 

Directions:

Select a topic for your speech with the purpose to inform your audience. At the end of the speech, the audience will have a balanced view of the selected topic based on your research.
You have three topic options for this speech:
Option #1: Speech about an Object, Person, or Place (a person, place, or thing).
Option #2: Speech about an Event (a historical review).
Option #3: Speech about a Concept (a belief, theory, or idea)
Do not give a process demonstration speech. No how-to speeches.
Create an Informative Speech that provides interesting, useful, and unique information to your audience.
The audience should not know your attitude or personal viewpoint on the topic; they can learn about what other experts have said. As a note of caution, you will want to watch your use of language, using descriptive terms, not evaluative terms.
Avoid terms like: good/bad; right/wrong; important, critical, essential, valuable, and helpful. Unless cited from another source, these terms imply your position.
The speaker should provide the facts so that the audience can decide what (if anything) is important. Do not urge your audience to act on a specific issue. Action is an essential component in the persuasive speech, not in the informative speech. 
Create and organize an outline following the template provided by me that includes the basic elements of a speech: an introduction, 3 main points, and a conclusion.
You must cite at least three credible sources in your speech and reference them properly in your outline. You must cite your sources properly through paraphrasing or use of quotations in your outline. You must also verbally cite your sources when you are presenting and delivering your speech.
Sources must be cited in MLA and be included in a references/bibliography page at the end of your outline. Use this format:
Authors Last name, First name. Title of the Article or Individual Page. Title of the Website, Name of the Publisher, Date of Publication in Day Month Year format, URL.
You will use the Informative Speech outline to help you prepare and deliver your speech. Your outline must be detailed and in full sentences (NO BULLET POINTS). Your outline should have an introduction, 3 main points, and a conclusion. 
You must submit an outline AND present your speech on the day presentations are scheduled. Failure to present your speech on the scheduled date or failure to submit an outline for the speech will result in a zero.