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A SPEECH

VISUAL AIDS

SPEECH
KEY POINTS

Catchy, impact, hold the attention of the audience.


Short description of what you can see.
Relate the picture to the topic.
Relate the picture to target culture/situation and
compare with your own culture/experience.

Addressed to a listening audience so you have to hold their attention and


be convincing. (body language, tone, rhythm, etc.)
STRUCTURE: idea + evidence + final thought / problem + different
points of view, solution (advantages and disadvantages) and personal
opinion.
STEPS:
Introduction: Greet your audience and introduce the topic. You need to
grab their attention: catchy phrases, rhetorical questions.
Body: express you ideas (describe the problem) giving examples,
evidence and explanations (persuasive arguments/really relevant
information).
BASIC RHETORICAL DEVICES: Personal experience/Statistics or
scientific facts (quotations)/Report experts: according to/Repetition of
the catchy phrase/Rhetorical questions/Lists of three (tired, hungry and
ill).
Conclusion: a summary of your key ideas (restating main ideas) and end
with a bang not a whimper!

PERSUASIVE LANGUAGE
Images/figurative language:

Humor/irony

Appeal to history or tradition

Use of statistics

Appeal to patriotism/family values

Anecdotes

Emotive appeals

Clichs

Appeals to logic and reason

Expert opinion

Hyperbole /hapbli/

Attacks

Rhetorical questions

Inclusive language

Repetition

INTRODUCTION

Let me enlighten you on

I would like to begin by

Today, I would like to talk on

The reason I am here is to talk about

I have been asked to talk on

Persuassive

Have you considered

I encourage you to

BODY

expressions

Do you realize that

I am very sure there is no harm

Dont you think

I feel you should

I would like to mention briefly

To begin with

Wouldnt it be a good idea to

I persuade you to

I would like to comment on

The next issue is

I wonder if you have thought


of

There are several points I would like Furthermore/Moreover/ In addition


to make
Let me give you an example
My first point is
Let us consider
Firstly / First of all

Maybe you should consider


It would be in your own
interest to
I can assure you that

CONCLUSION
In general

Let me conclude by saying

All in all

I would like to conclude by

In a nutshell

Finally

You have no need to fear