Public Speaking Questions.


Public Speaking Questions.

Public Speaking Questions.



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Public Speaking Touchstone 1 Template
Complete the following template, including all parts.  Fill out all cells using complete sentences, aiming for one to three complete sentences for each cell of the template.


A1. What is the correct context for the speech?  Where and when will it be given?

A2. Who is the audience and what are their characteristics?

A3. Why has the audience come to hear the speech?

A4. What are the interests of the audience?

A5. What does the audience know about your topic?

A6. What is the audience’s point of view on the topic?

A7. How will the audience likely react to your speech?


P1. What do you want your audience to know?

P2. What do you want your audience to think?

P3. What do you want your audience to feel?

P4. What do you want your audience to do?


T1. What is the most important message of your speech?

T2. Why should/will your audience care about your message?

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.


R1. Are your audience, purpose and thesis aligned?  Why or why not?

R2. What did you learn from this experience?

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