Speech Outline Template

Title:

 General Purpose:

 Specific Purpose:

 Thematic Statement:

 

 

I.                    Introduction  (The speech actually starts here.)

           A.     Attention:

           B.     Audience connect/credibility:

           C.     Thematic Statement: (Preview of main points—sometimes this is your transition)

 II.                Body

           A.     Main Point:

                  1.      Support material:

                  2.      Support material:

                  3.      Support material:

 (Transition/signpost)

           B.     Main Point:

                  1.      Support Material:

                  2.      Support material:

                  3.      Support material:

 (Transition/signpost)

           C.     Main Point: (If necessary)

 

 III.               Conclusion (Elements can be combined)

           A.  Signal end is near:

           B.  Review main points:

          C.  Reinforce central idea:

          D.  Close with impact: