Public Speaking 1b: Finding Your Voice
Bring your speeches to life by learning about body language, vocal, and other techniques. Learn about logic and reason while gaining the confidence to help create and deliver great presentations and speeches. You will also critically examine your speeches and presentations and those of others to improve upon your in-person and virtual presentation skills.
In this unit, you’ll learn how to use both inductive and deductive reasoning, how to organize a strong argument using the Toulmin Method, and the various common organizational forms of speeches. By the end of this unit, you will know how to prepare a speech outline and be ready to move on to speech writing.
What will you learn in this unit?
- Define inductive and deductive reasoning.
- Demonstrate logical reasoning.
- Recognize an illogical or invalid argument.
- Structure an argument according to the Toulmin Method.
- Describe the various common organizational forms of speeches.
- Demonstrate how to choose an organizational form according to the purpose of your speech.
- Prepare a speech outline including an introduction, main body, and conclusion.