Lesson 10

For Further Study

• For each speech topic listed, tell which of these potential sources could be used in the research process.

o Making great BBQ
o Action figure collecting
o Music piracy
o Decorating on a budget
o Free local activities
o Auctions
o Creating a website

Source Materials
o Libraries
o Bookstores
o Used bookstores
o Video stores
o Music stores
o Reference books
o Phone books
o Schools and colleges
o Magazines and newsletters
o Trade associations and publications
o Special interest clubs and groups
o People selling products and services
o Research departments of television stations and newspapers
o Objects related to the subject
o Museums
o Computer search engines and data bases
o Other sources – explain

• Looking at the list of speech topics, answer the following questions using that list.

o Adventure vacations
o The Alamo
o Alternatives to chemotherapy
o Boating safety
o Building a pond
o Changing the oil in your car
o Characteristics of successful managers
o Matching dog breeds with owners
o Orchids
o Ramadan
o Robots for the home
o Cultural changes following 911
o Diamond selection
o Ghandi’s achievements
o Hospice Care
o Hot air balloons
o How a meteor killed the dinosaurs
o Illicit drug policy
o Space vacations
o Using PowerPoint effectively
o Unemployment and the economy
o What to do when your identity is stolen

 Which of the topics listed might also be used for a persuasive speech?

 For each of the four different types of informative speeches (Definitional, Descriptive, Explanatory, Demonstration), identify three topics that would be appropriate to use for each type of speech.

 At this point, you should have twelve topics listed – three each under each type of speech. Now, take one topic from each of the four groups, and generate a specific purpose statement and three potential points. You will have four different speeches, each with their own specific purpose and main points.

• (2016) Informative Speaking, Part 1: Types and Techniques by Stephen Klien ; YouTube

• (2016) Informative Speaking, Part 2: Developing, Clarifying, and Simplifying by Stephen Klien ; YouTube