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1 Introductions & Conclusions Chapter 10
2 Functions of an Introduction Catch audience’s attention Catch audience’s attention Reveal and relate topic Reveal and relate topic Establish credibility Establish credibility Preview speech Preview speech
3 Types of Introductions Rhetorical questions Rhetorical questions Story Story Quotation or poem Quotation or poem Demonstration Demonstration
4 Types of Introductions (cont.) Startling statement Startling statement State importance of topic State importance of topic Share expertise Share expertise State what’s to come State what’s to come Find facts at Web Link 10.1: AmusingFacts.com at the Invitation to Public Speaking website.
5 Student Video Example Jessica Fuller; “Preview” example; 12 sec. Click image to play video; “alt” & “enter” keys for full screen. Windows Media Player required
6 Tips for an Introduction Look for materials during research Look for materials during research Prepare after body of speech Prepare after body of speech Prepare & practice full introduction Prepare & practice full introduction Be brief Be brief Be creative Be creative
7 Purpose of Conclusion Tip off ending Tip off ending Reinforce thesis statement Reinforce thesis statement Create closure Create closure
8 Preparing a Compelling Conclusion Summarize main points Summarize main points Answer introductory question Answer introductory question Refer back to introduction Refer back to introduction Recite a quotation Recite a quotation
9 Summary A concise restatement of main points at the end of the speech A concise restatement of main points at the end of the speech
10 Tips for Conclusion Look for concluding materials Look for concluding materials Be creative Be creative Be brief Be brief Don’t leave conclusion to chance Don’t leave conclusion to chance
11 Student Example Mike Peil’s conclusion Mike Peil’s conclusion In text: p. 218 & on the Interactive Student and Professional Speeches Website
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